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. EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (FMP 0150) http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/fmp0150.html . DIGITALLY REMASTERED. Dig Marc Ribot? Does Bill Frisell float your boat? How about Bill Orcutt? Richard Bishop? Take it back to the source with the wonderfully weird and woolly Wichlinghauser Blues, from the late, great ax-master Reichel. Herewith his FMP debut.
"On Wichlinghauser Blues, Reichel’s most important statement, several of the pieces seem built around specific kinds of sound production that Reichel has adapted to his homemade 11-string instrument. It suggests other yet-to-be-fully-explored avenues for the guitar." - Bells
"The title track is a fine example of how to pursue a strongly tradition-bound music like the blues with a completely unconventional means. Hans Reichel opens up the guitar to new areas with an innovative spirit, enthusiasm and a non-jazz musicality." -Jazz Podium
"His very personal version of free jazz gives abundant pleasure, perhaps, because it is so quiet. His performances have true wit." - Die Zeit
Recorded by Joachim Ehrig from April till June 1973 at home, at Youth-Center Hagen-Haspe and at EROC-Studios in Hagen.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by Hans Reichel.
Photographs by Ulf Wolf and Dagmar Gebers.
All tunes have been taped as played (indeed).
A home-made 11-string-guitar (with 3 pick-ups) has been used for all tunes, except the first one.