On my short lists for both the best electronic music of all time and best hallucinogen fodder of all time, the latter seemingly at complete odds with Asmus Tietchens' statement that his work would only be responsible for bad trips (I paraphrase here), but there ya go. Then again, (as I'd stated in my posting of MVL's Ou Wirnith a short while back) he's also repeatedly denied being responsible for either MVL or it's related project Werkbund, despite it having been pretty clearly determined by now that both feature Tietchens in collaboration with Ulli Rehberg. As Soma pointed out in the comments on my prior MVL posting, there is a highly ludicrous invented backstory for these two albums (one I'd not been aware of previously) which goes like this, quoting Soma: "Apparently, von Leusch was a student of Oskar Sala. She discovered music scores from the submerged city of Rungholt (which actually existed) and decided to reconstruct this "lost" music through electronic means. This became her life's work and the two albums were published posthumously." As an interesting footnote, not only does the CD version of this album (dating from the same period) have a different mix than this LP does, but according to a contact of mine, there is yet another CD issue (in a card sleeve) with yet another alternate mix, none of this noted anywhere. The vinyl has the choice mix for me, so here it is.
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