mercredi, juillet 02, 2008

KRAUTROCK TOP#23 : WALTER WEGMULLER, Tarot (1973)


Huge couble concept album by a "supergroup" consisting in ASH RA TEMPEL and WALLENSTEIN (see later for them) members, KLAUS SCHULZE joined by WALTER WEGMULLER (but who he is I really don't know... kind of a poet / prophet?). Consider it as a massive presentation of all that krautrock is capable of : killer guitar riffs, haunting melodies, cheesy voices, weird noises, beautiful soundscapes, long band improvisations... hard to describe, there are too many styles in this double album. I'm afraid it's too "german" for some of you : it's sung in english (with strong accent) but sometimes spoken in german (probably? but with an accent that seems weird too); but it's german in its spirit too : what I try to mean is that "Tarot" is much too excessive to appeal to everyone.
I consider the first CD as one my essential "kraut-shocks"; unfortunately the 2nd CD is a more classic long improvised cosmic krautrock suite, in the same style as ASH RA TEMPEL's or COSMIC JOKERS 1st (see later), but not as good (and a bit boring...).
Two links for this double album : 1st disc here and 2nd disc there.

14 commentaires:

Michael a dit…

Great album, thanks for posting. I heard this for the first time only a few days ago, and was pretty excited by it overall.

As always, I enjoy your picks!

Anonyme a dit…

that was a real surprise fora new ashra tempel new aquired fan with his 1st album!

thanks mahood!

the Duke a dit…

WOW! I was familiar with swiss artist Walter Wegmuller from his extremely interesting Tarot decks which were published in the 80's. This is an amazing piece of work , thanks for posting it! And whether you are familiar with tarot or not, his art for that deck is very interesting, fitting nicely with the mus

Rochacrimson a dit…

Super,super!
This album is simply amazing!
A classic from all kraut!
Many thanks for this gem ;-)

Aaron a dit…

Thanks! This is one hell of a lineup and one hell of an album.

zappahead a dit…

Thanks for this.....been told its a classic kraut rock....much obliged to you...thanks for sharing....cheers.

Anonyme a dit…

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Anonyme a dit…

By the way ... Wegmüller IS talking in German, but as he is from Switzerland - with a strong swiss accent.

Anonyme a dit…

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machinemusic.org » trackback a dit…

[...]Göttsching’s performance and recording experience with Ash Ra Tempel – as well as his contributions to projects such as Seven Up and Tarot (with Timothy Leary and Walter Wegmüller respectively) –[...]

Anonyme a dit…

Thanx a lot!

Anonyme a dit…

Hi, I'm making researchs on Walter wegmuller, do you know if he's still alive and where he lives ??

thanks a lot

lauren.huret@laposte.net

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