- Electro / Electronic
Bureau B (sometimes quoted as Bureau-B) is an independent record label, music publisher and booking agency from Hamburg, Germany, founded in 2005 by Gunther Buskies (B for Buskies) as a sister label to Tapete.
The label started with (re-)releases of quality-rated recordings of German Schlager artists like Gitte (with Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), Mary Roos (a chanson album), Heidelinde Weis, or James Last (a 1975 jazzy Easy Listening session in Los Angeles) and compilations like Achtung! German Grooves, Sprechen Sie Pop? or Easy Beatles.
In 2008 Bureau B re-issued one 7" by Neue Deutsche Welle band Palais Schaumburg, and two 7" by Klaus Dinger's la Düsseldorf, and from 2009 began to exploit the catalog of Sky Records, focussing on albums of musical genres like electronica, avant-garde, krautrock: e.g. recordings by Cluster, Conny Plank, Brian Eno, Roedelius, or Dieter Moebius considered as landmark albums.
In 2012 Bureau B expanded its repertoire by re-releasing of a series of important out-of-print albums by Conrad Schnitzler as well as recordings out of the catalog of legendary Neue Deutsche Welle label Ata Tak, like D.A.F., Andreas Dorau, Der Plan, or Pyrolator.
Bureau B is the label which releases past and future classics unearthed from genres including (but not limited to) electronica, avant-garde, post-rock, neo-classical and (kraut)rock - a colourful spectrum of diverse, yet contigiuous musical genres.
Applying the expertise deployed in trawling the archives, Bureau B has gone on to champion new and contemporary acts with similar musical sensibilities to their pioneering antecedents.
Original releases by contemporary artists include Karl Bartos, Faust, Kreidler, Like a Stuntman, Pyrolator, Qluster, Ulrich Schnauss, or Tarwater.