Thursday, March 27, 2008

RALF NOWY-LUCIFER'S DREAM, LP, 1973, GERMANY





Swoon inducing orchestrated cosmic krautrock fusion with disco-ish underpinnings which I somewhat rashly used as a reference point for Joachim Kuhn's Cinemascope album that I posted recently (and whose similarity ends with the combination of fusionoid and orchestrated moves). One of the most elusive and forgotten of Krautrock masterpieces, This album by saxophonist Nowy is usually cited (when at all) for it's Amon Duul 2 connection, courtesy of guest appearances here from both Lothar Meid and sitarist Al Gromer. Usually left unmentioned is that Lucifer's Dream prominently features keyboard contributions from one Sylvester Levai (ne Levay) who, prior to this would record another krautrock masterpiece opposite Dzyan's Eddie Marron in Vita Nova and then, post Lucifer's Dream, score one of the biggest hits of the disco era with "Fly, Robin Fly" (and then continue on to score one trashy 80's Hollywood flick after another). The soaring stoned-immmaculate fusion netherworld that these folks inhabit doesn't exist sui generis. Lucifer's Dream glances off contemporaneous moves by their krautrock brethren, among them Brave New World, Amon Duul 2 circa "De Guadaloop" from Hijack and Wolfgang Dauner circa both The Oimels and his work on the eponymous first Et Cetera album, but the particular way that Nowy & co. negotiate the slippery dream logic of this lost continent of jazz rock genius is purely unprecedented. Godhead.

***************NEW LINK POSTED OCTOBER 2012***************

Get it here

***NOTE: THERE'S A MIRRORED MEDIAFIRE LINK IN THE COMMENT FIELD***

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you thank you thank you,for all the great discoveries made by you!

Anonymous said...

Vastly underappreciated !

it`s a lovely gem (w/ a gorgeous cover, as well)

~CS

PS: and what a job on that transfer , eh ? ;^)

kev from norway said...

Wonderful, thanks a lot!
I'll save this for a special occasion. A magic listening experience, I am sure.

Anonymous said...

Amazing post,great kraut!
Thank so much!
Keep on !!!! Alan

calisan said...

Hii! Something happens with the Massmirror server, or is it me?
Thanks Mutant

calisan said...

Heeeyy Wooooooww!! excelent masterpiece and great artwork!!
the track Shiwa's Dance (Al Gromar)is incredible
thanks Mutant!! Thanks a lot!!

PHSStudiosRJ said...

Thank you for music excellent..

Roderick Verden said...

I did not know it. Very good! It's rare album. Thank you very much

Gianni said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

hanks, this is awsome >_>

Anonymous said...

Hi. Excellent work, keep it up.

I just downloaded from rapidshare and the zip appears to only contain tracks 1-4 and 10-13?

Anonymous said...

hi,
i didn't like those cover shots so I made a little work on photoshop so it fits Itunes' coverflow and probably other similar things... Let me know if you want it and want to share it.
That would be the least of contributions to your AMAZING blog that drives me absolutely nuuuuts.
1000 thanks for everything you share and make me discover.

Roger Mexico said...

Thanks for this - what a cracker! This, Cinemascope and Milk Time have been on repeat play ever since I downloaded them.

To Anonymous above, the zip file is complete, check the picture of the inside sleeve for track listing if you doubt me, they've just been mislabeled.

Anonymous said...

http://209.85.129.104/search?q=cache:Io2-D4GC4X4J:www.turkeysatellite.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-1242.html+Cem_Karaca-Safinaz__1978_.rar&hl=ro&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=ro&client=firefox-a
alternative link: http://www.turkeysatellite.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-1242.html

Ok , this is a link which contains a LOT of Cem Karaca (turkey) albums on RAPIDSHARE, LP + singles + 45 RPMs... THIS IS HUGE...
unfortunately it doesn't have a very good sound quality (only 128 kbps), but that's fine for me...

by the way.... the PASS of the rar files is www.turkboard.biz in case you missed it :)

maybe mr mutant could post this comment, because it seems like Cem Karaca - Safinaz link is dead...

Anonymous said...

I just listened to this and i have to say it's great. but mostly i just wanted to thank you guys for running such a top notch blog. Seriously i wish i had time to listen to everything you offer. Keep up the great work.

batavia said...

finally gave this a listen. AMAZING ...could serve as an alternate soundtrack to Revolver/Blood on the Streets had morricone taken the day off there. Thanks!

peskypesky said...

very groovy :)

Pa Heel said...

Awesome! It's like Xhol Caravan doing the soundtrack for a zany early 80s ensemble comedy. It's funky and evocative of its era without sounding dated or cheesy. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me who is the author of the painting on the wonderful cover?
Alberto

Fernando Anselmo said...

Um amigo me indicou por ter uma bela capa, vou ver se som também é ótimo.
Obrigado!

al66 said...

Mediafire link for this album:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?assy05qe91a1c5l