Deep emotion carefully handled
rubidium84 | Ft. Calhoun, NE | 04/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album sounds like Cluster's "Sowiesoso" without Mobius' edgy influence; It's more mellow and quieter. The title track stands out as one of the best pieces of music I've ever heard in the Krautrock genre. "Legende" is another perfect track, possibly the best piano solo by anyone, ever. The overwhelming longing and sadness found in these two tracks almost makes me weep.
Almost every track on this album is perfect: check out the 7th and 8th tracks (the break between them can't really be appreciated unless you have the vynil). Some great cyclic synth work going on here. And whoever is doing those drums has more than earned my respect. Also listen to "Langer Atem", a driving, pulsing rythm track shades of Terry Riley.
The only reason I didn't give this one a 5 star rating is because of the track "Willkommen", which I think is awful. Other than that, this is a must have disc. My favorite for rainy days, or when you're waiting for a call from an old friend."
Dreamy and beautiful. . .
Middle America Electronica Fan | Fairway, KS United States | 09/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been in love with this disc for many years, since it was first issued on vinyl. Sublime keyboard work, beauty for the sake of beauty. Fans of Harold Budd and Brian Eno's ambient work will love this, too. I tend to pull this one out on pristine, snowy mornings. Perfect for contemplative, quiet listening. Everyone I play this for immediatately falls for it. Why isn't this an international smash hit? It's mystifying. Hope it's re-issued again soon on remastered CD. If you like Budd, Eno, Michael Brook, and German electronica, you'll most likely love this one. Buy it."