Volume Two

by Kosmischer Läufer

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Scott Selden
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Scott Selden So atmospheric and spacey, a real Party treasure! A reminder of a more decadent past. Favorite track: Zeit zum Laufen 172.
Alexandra Daud
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Alexandra Daud this makes me want to run Favorite track: Morgenröte.
Bart Furp
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Bart Furp More squeaky-clean Krautrock from the Fictional Olympic Kids.

The translation to English of the title of my favorite track is "Escape from the Valley of the Clueless". Ha!

Do the run-times of album tracks roughly parallel Neu! 2... ? Favorite track: Flucht aus dem Tal der Ahnungslosen.
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Neustadt das ist gut c'est fantastique Favorite track: Morgenröte.
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Luke Such soothing and enjoyable music!!! Buy the LP now or cry later. The Uber edition is GONE!!!!!!!
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euchrid To me, this is even better than the first volume! There's a greater depth and range of music, and a more 'spacey' feel overall. The included Zeichnete notes are a real bonus, too. Favorite track: Der Hörraum.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    UCR are going to Summer Training Camp this July so there will be a break in merch postage. The last post will be the 3rd of July then will resume on the 24th July. Orders can still be placed. ***THANK YOU***

    Heavy, HEAVY 180G RED 12" vinyl album with full colour sleeve and label artwork. Has the vinyl only bonus track 'Chronik' plus a different bonus track with the download.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Volume Two via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • ÜBER Limited Edition 180G RED Vinyl Album
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    From the same batch of 500 albums. Comes with all of the above plus three sweet Kosmischer Läufer A6 postcards and a press only promo CD.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Volume Two via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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This second selection takes a broader look at the scope of Martin Zeichnete's secret work for the East German Olympic Program. From the running track to the gymnastic floor to the ice arena Volume Two includes music from the very early years of the project up to one of the final pieces recorded in 1983. Tracks 1-4 172BPM Running Program. Tracks 5-8 Gymnastic Floor Exercise. Tracks 9-10 Figure Skating Long Program. (cat no. UCKL002)
Full album download includes PDF sleevenotes from Martin Zeichnete.


released March 17, 2014

Music by Martin Zeichnete
Curated & Mixed by Drew McFadyen



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Kosmischer Läufer Berlin, Germany

For the first time since it was recorded in East Berlin over 30 years ago the music of Martin Zeichnete can finally be heard.
A disciple of the Kosmische Muzik of the likes of Kraftwerk, Can and Neu! that was drifting across the Wall from the West, Martin's idea of using the motorik, hypnotic beat of krautrock in the training of athletes was taken and exploited by the DDR's Olympic Committee.
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Track Name: Zeit zum Laufen 172
Zeit zum Laufen, Zeit zum Laufen. Zeit.
Track Name: Morgenröte
1. 7. 2. Lauf. 1. 7. 2. Lauf.