The Microcosm - Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1979 - 1986

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Three years in the making, The Microcosm: Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970–1986, is the first major overview of key works from cosmically-taped in artists needing little introduction – Vangelis, Ash Ra Tempel, and Popol Vuh — and and unknown masterpieces by criminally overlooked heroes like Bernard Xolotl, Robert Julian Horky and Enno Velthuys.

Whereas I Am The Center called for a reconsideration of an entire maligned genre, The Microcosm requests nothing more than an open mind to consider this ambient, new age, neuzeit, prog, krautrock, cosmic, holistic stuff, whatever one calls it — as a pulsating movement unto itself, a mirror refracting the American new age scene in unexpected, electrifying ways, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt the universality of the timeless quest to express “the Ineffable” through music. Drawing from major label budgets and homemade cassette distributed circumstances alike, The Microcosm demonstrates a depth of peace profound to behold, and clearly expands the boundaries. Lovingly conceived and lavishly presented by producer Douglas Mcgowan (Yoga Records) and liner notes contributor Jason Patrick Woodbury (Pitchfork, Aquarium Drunkard), The Microcosm features stunning cover paintings by Étienne Trouvelot, and labels by Finnish savant Aleksanda Ionowa.

  • In depth liner notes by Douglas Mcgowan and Jason Patrick Woodbury
  • Extraordinary cover art by astronomer / entomologist Étienne Trouvelot
  • Remastered audio, including a previously unreleased track and several others previously cassette only.
  • 3×LP with deluxe Stoughton “tip-on” jackets and slipcase

Track List:

  1. Vangelis - Creation Du Monde
  2. Ralph Lundsten - B&oumln 5 - Foumlrlåt Oss Våra - Skulder (Prayer 5 - Forgive Us Our Debts)
  3. Ash Ra Tempel - Le Sourire Volé
  4. Popol Vuh - Br&uumlder Des Schattens - Soumlhne Des Lichts (abridged)
  5. Ariel Kalma - Orguitar Soir
  6. Bernard Xolotl - Cometary Wailing (Valley Plateau)
  7. Peter Michael Hamel - Einklang
  8. Francesco Messina - Untitled
  9. Roedelius - Wenn Der Suumldwind Weht
  10. Deutsche Wertarbeit - Der Grosse Atem
  11. Robert Julian Horky - Dance For A Warrior
  12. Karl Schaffner & Lothar Grimm - Caravan
  13. Suzanne Doucet & Christian Buehner - Shivas Dance
  14. Enno Velthuys - Morning Glory
  15. Deuter - Spirales
  16. Gigi Masin - Ship Beetel

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