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Die Letzte


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    Previously available on LP, and then on CD via the box set FMP im Rückblick / FMP in Retrospect , here is a digital reissue of the original album on its own.
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Iest 08:03
Twits 09:09
Dards 09:08
Lest 09:00


All compositions by Fred Van Hove.


released June 21, 1988


"...one heck of a monument to the virtuosity of the instrumentalist and improviser that is Fred Van Hove. This album reissues on a single CD two LPs: Prosper (1981) and Die Letzte (1986).... The second one is a studio recording where the discourse much more dense, to the point of getting oppressive, and full of multidirectional ideas. I’d put this CD way high in Van Hove’s solo discography, right alongside 'Flux.'"
--François Couture, reviewing the FMP in Retrospect set

"This is a reissue of Prosper (1981) and Die Letzte (1986) and is the only music in this set representing the ‘80s. Belgian Van Hove has a workmanlike approach to playing the piano: dutiful and dense and only once in a while does he com up for air. His stamina is impressive and the beauty comes in once the sound starts piling up from extended periods of rapidly repeated and compulsive hammering on the keys."
--Cadence Magazine, reviewing the FMP in Retrospect set

Fred Van Hove: piano

Recorded by Horst Müller on June 15th, 1986, at Studio Casablanca in Berlin.

CD mastering by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Fred Van Hove and Jost Gebers.

Cover design by Fred Van Hove and Manfred Kussatz.
Photograph by Dagmar Gebers.


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