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Two Compositions by R​ü​diger Carl


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    DIGITALLY REMASTERED! Never heard of this? You're not alone: This double-album is one of the great lost masterpieces of the FMP catalog. These gorgeous compositions offer hypnotic grooves, expressive strings, and twanging guitar straight out of Ennio Morricone. The pieces are electronic and romantic, atmospheric and dramatic, minimalist and trippy. It's more like something off Brian Eno's Obscure label than FMP, but it's one of their very best releases.

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Count 40:41
Whirls 36:28


Compositions by Rüdiger Carl.


released August 8, 1988


"For years the FMP label from Germany has been producing some of the finest examples of improvised and experimental music to come out of Europe. This two LP set by Rüdiger Carl and the group can easily be listed among the best. The music twists and turns as it builds in intensity, taking the attentive listener on a surrealistic voyage that holds some surprises along the way. 'Count' contains some outrageous guitar and 'Swirls' may just be the wildest sci-fi soundtrack of all times. Highly recommended." - Damp

Rüdiger Carl: tenor saxophone, clarinet
Philip Wachsmann: violin, electronics
Stephan Wittwer: guitar, electronics
Irène Schweizer: piano
Jay Oliver: double bass

Recorded live by Jost Gebers on March 21st, 1987, during the Workshop Freie Musik at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

Mixed by Jost Gebers.
Mastered for CD by Jonas Bergler.
Produced by Rüdiger Carl and Jost Gebers.

Cover design by Günther Förg.


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