Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sand - 2014 - North Atlantic Raven

Sand
2014
North Atlantic Raven


01. Golemanation
02. Dance On
03. High Tension

Unreleased 4th album from 70's
Limited and numbered edition of 500 copies

Johannes Vester: vocals, guitar, VCS3
Ludwig Papenberg: congas, VCS3, drum box, guitar, organ
Ulrich Papenberg: bass.

Guests on "High Tension":
Klaus Pankau, electric guitar
Micky Westphal, bass
Dietmar Burmeister, drums

Cover painting by Babs Santini.



The once croaking raven now silently flew over the ocean, higher and higher.
Where are you rolling, sun-ball, and why don’t you fall?
The sandy Golem crumbled into dust. His brave struggle against the mighty forces of darkness soon was dissolving in voiceless space.

Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, composed and recorded in 1973, '75, and '76. The once-croaking raven now flies silently over the ocean, higher and higher. Where are you rolling, sun-ball, and why don't you fall? The sandy Golem crumbled into dust. His brave struggle against the mighty forces of darkness soon dissolved in voiceless space. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses -- Sand were known, at the end of the '60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand -- Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester -- developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto industrial musics. 

2 comments:




  1. http://www.filefactory.com/file/4wrautwy5omr/5942.rar

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  2. Johannes Vester & Ludwig Papenberg formed the Neu Deutsche Welle duo ALU in Berlin not long after Sand disbanded. In relative terms ALU was a more succesful endeavor than Sand, releasing several albums, cassettes and singles in the early 80's, as well as their 2005 reunion album "Autismenschen". They can also be found on various German cassette compilations of the era. Comparisons can be made between ALU's hypnotic synth sounds and those of the NYC duo Suicide, but in fact ALU were continuing the electronic elements they'd already employed in Sand. One of the rare cases of a direct transition from the "Krautrock" era to NDW by the same band (my impression of Sand's music is that they were more psychedelic proto-punkers than hippies anyway).

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