ORAKEL / TIEFE
MC Dark Star DSI 2 deleted
MC Auricle AMC 011 deleted
CD-R Cosmic Egg UTCE 010 CDR £8.00
a visionary flight into
vividly portrayed on synthesizers,
violin and drums.
2. Tiefe (Depth) 22'07"
a mysterious sonic painting,
using a wide range of descriptive
at Nekropolis Studio, Munich in 1983.
30th anniversary reissue of the legendary Peter Frohmader (Nekropolis)
Special remastered limited edition © Oct 2014.
Peter Frohmader: synths, gongs, kettledrum.
+ Rudi Haunreiter: drums & Stephan Manus: violins
New remastered limited edition CDR reissue!
A classic tape of Peter's, it was originally intended as
an LP release on Up Art label (same label as L.S. Bearforce) but that never
happened, and it would have been lost to the world hadn't Auricle got the
rights from Peter.
We discovered Peter with Nekropolis
"Musik Aus Dem Schattenrich" in 1982. What a discovery, a dark and
brooding, menacing electronic rock album fusing primordial Krautrock
underground with elements of Zeuhl and industrial music. Hooked, we had to
investigate and see if he'd done anything else. Meanwhile we discovered
Nekropolis 2 (an even more out-there Zeuhlian hybrid) and eventually we got a
reply from Peter, with a history, artworks, etc.
This was the very first release of
Peter Frohmader in extended electronic mode, with just two big sprawling
works, at the darker end of melodic, scuttly, bubbly, biomechanical, oozing
invention growing out of the mire onto Krautrock in parts of side A's
"Orakel" with then stalwarts of many a Frohmader release Stephan
Manus with his cosmic electric violin and Rudi Haunreiter chunkying the music
with some Krautrock fire. Tiefe aptly goes deeper and darker, and gets
unnervingly haunting in parts. It's the type of music he composed for the
film "Alien" (but the Hollywood bigwigs found it too bizarre) and
you could easily picture it with that film!
by Paul Bougie (Facebook 16 October 2014 23:31)
Just received my CDR copy of Orakel/Tiefe by Peter Frohmader, having not
heard this for quite a number of years ( I no longer possess a cassette
player) it was with great pleasure that I noticed a great improvement in
sound quality all round , in fact I had to check I was playing the right
album , cos I didn't recognise some of it at all ! I have to admit to having
a 40% hearing loss since childhood which I've only just been treated for on
good ol' NHS, and that's no joke my friends as I now realise I've only heard
half my Hawkwind albums (and that's just for starters!!) but a quick spin of
the cassette version clinches it, there is most definitely an improvement in
sound !! Can't wait for Jules Verne Cycle to get the same treatment !! Hurry
if you're interested, cos there's probably only a handful left, literally !!
Cassette: 160 copies approx (various editions) - released 2/1986.
CD-R first edition: 20 numbered copies - released 13/10/2014.
CD-R second edition: 20 numbered copies (21-40) - released 6/1/2016.
Bandcamp download - released 29/11/2018.
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