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EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (FMP 0400) http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/fmp0400.html . DIGITALLY REMASTERED. Two guitars. Two meerkats. One superlative record. An alternately strange and sweet series of stringed performances. Under-heard and under-heralded, Erdmännchen deserves a much wider listenership. Check it out and hear for yourself!
"Using no overdubs or electronic manipulation, these two artists have created some impressive music. The sound is almost orchestral in scope, quite dense, and never less than fascinating. At various times Reichel sounds like he’s playing harpsichord, synthesizer, koto and harp, as well as standard guitar. And even though both are playing electric guitars, the music has the kind of warmth one associates with the acoustic guitar."--Cadence
released 24 August 1977
Hans Reichel: guitar (Reichel)
Achim Knispel: guitar (Gibson)
Recorded by Achim Ehrig on June 11th to 13th, 1977, in Wuppertal.
Recorded with direct input plus Dummy-head.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by Hans Reichel.
Photographs by Hans Reichel and Petra Meyer.
NOTE: The music is heard as it was played (no pedals,
no overdubbings, no echoes, no tricks).