Rheintraum, the band: two Dutch funk musicians who discovered a shared obsession for experimental German underground rock and proto-techno of the 70s. Phil Martin (ao The Soul Snatchers, Jazzinvaders) on ‘motorik’ drums, keyboards, bass and percussion. Tim den Heijer (Euro Cinema, The Funkstamatics) on guitars. No script, no rules, no pre-made compositions: just spontaneous playing and rigorous editing.


Rheintraum, the album: 13 instrumental tracks. Inspired by NEU!, Harmonia, Can, Cluster and early Kraftwerk, with shades of Bowie & Eno in Berlin. From the ‘immer gerade aus’ drive of opener BAB57 to the peaceful, yet uneasy piano and feedback closer Zeitraum, the album wears its influences on its sleeve. Yet mixes these up in often unexpected ways.

Rheintraum, the elevator pitch: this album has much to offer to fans of the genre formally (and to some, problematically) known as Krautrock. But fans of Bowie, Eno or Radiohead will also surely recognize and enjoy the influences and sounds on this album. File under: instrumental music for driving through imaginary landscapes.

Tim den Heijer: guitars // Phil Martin: drums, bass, percussion and keys.
Recorded, mixed & produced @ Social Beats Studio by Phil Martin

This record (SocialDigital03) was released on all known digital platforms on April 3rd 2020

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