released February 11, 1976
"Carpathes is a really excellent record." - Musics
"Percussionist Paul Lovens turns in some exemplary work on Carpathes, joined by Michel Pilz (bcl) and Peter Kowald (b). Actually it is mostly Pilz' date as he appears throughout the record either in solo, trio or duo with Kowald. But it is Lovens who most impresses me here as he hammers, rings, jingles the percussion, managing to both give rhythmic freedom and abstraction while implying a more traditional rhythm and he sustains himself very well. Actually the rhythm is constantly outstanding in of themselves..." - Bob Rusch, Cadence
Michel Pilz: bass clarinet
Peter Kowald: double bass
Paul Lovens: drums
Recorded by Jost Gebers on August 1st & 2nd and September 7th & 8th, 1975, in Berlin.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Jost Gebers.
Cover design by Paul Lovens.
Photographs by Stanek Lojda, Ulla von Schlippenbach and Paul Lovens.
For translations of the front-cover drawings see:
Indian Sign Language by William Tomkins, Dover Publications, Inc., N.Y