np. nd [c. 1971]. 17 x 24 in. silkscreen poster on yellow paper.
An unbelievably rare poster by the German electronic / Krautrock project started
by Dieter Moebius, Conrad Schnitzler, and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. The latter
two had been students of Joseph Beuys at the Dusseldorf Fine Arts Academy,
and had both been involved with the important alternative arts space the Zodiac
Free Arts Club, where the project performed their earliest shows. Their first two
LPs were issued on Schwann, a small religious label, and 300 or less of each
title were sold, but the recordings have gone on to have an outsized influence on
Krautrock and other avant-garde music, especially industrial music.
The simple yet striking design, featuring a silkscreened field of green, echoes
the rigor and abstraction of the group’s recordings. It is unclear if the poster was
issued to promote a specific performance or recording. The last recording by
the group was called Eruption, which was also the name used for Schnitzler’s
subsequent short-lived group.
Small chip missing from the top edge, else a clean, near fine example.