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Wah Wah Records are reiussing this "rare" record from 1974 and intend to keep it that way by limiting it to 500 copies. The record consists of two twenty minute electronic drones performed by two experimentalists - Gregor Cürten handling organ and guitar and Anselm Rogmans messing around with organs, tape recordings and synths. They're informed by both kraut music and newer, darker textures. Considered to be a "great, lost piece of kraut music history". 


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  • LPS144 / Ltd remastered LP on Wah Wah. Edition of 500 copies

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8/10 Jim Staff review, 17 October 2014

This is a reissue is of an ultra-rare private press LP of drone recordings made by Cürten and Rogmans in Germany in 1974. Cited by many as a long lost Krautrock classic, it is actually quite distinct in its approach, sounding much more akin to a lot of more contempory experimental drone stuff than any of the less obscure Krautrock big hitters. Consisting of two long tracks recorded in one take, the first side fades in with a disciplined drone that gradually builds up in density, allowing the listenenr to focus on the subtle oscillations in a way that would resonate with fans of electronic minimalist heavyweights like Eleh or Eliane Radigue. As the track progresses low, wordless vocal exhalations start to interact with the droning frequencies, kind of like Pandit Pran Nath meets James Ferrero's early stuff with The Skaters, but less virtuosic/manic and more meandering in feel.

The second side features some long form guitar explorations which ripple echoed patterns of chiming melodies and intricate textures across the expanse of synth dronea. This was originally remastered and reissued with direct cooperation from Gregor Cürten himself on a 2012 CD on Entr'acte, which left many listeners complaining that the label's utilitarian vacuum packaging didn't really do justice to the record. So Wah Wah have stepped in with this limited luxury reissue which reproduces the original, surprisingly dark and futuristic artwork in all its a glory. So all in all a package that will appeal to afficionados of experimental German music of the 1970s and drone travellers in general.


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