»Since the late seventies Klaus Schulze uses the alter ego Richard Wahnfried. This pseudonym shows his love for the music of classical composer Richard Wagner and also serves as an outlet for Klaus Schulze to work informally and beyond stylistic borders with musicians of other genres. The album “Tonwelle” was released in 1981 as Richard Wahnfried’s second – and it was recorded by a top-class cast.
For the first time since having left Ash Ra Tempel, Schulze is working again with Manuel Goettsching whose unique guitar playing leaves a strong imprint in all. At least as colourful are the other musicians like Michael Garvens (vocals) or Santana drummer Michael Shrieve. Within Klaus Schulze’s universe “Tonwelle” remains an exceptional album to day because it is an extremely multifarious collaboration which Schulze created the perfect spaces and moods for his fellow musicians to unfold their individual strengths.
On top, this 2-CD package contains a special feature: The original vinyl from 1981 was produced for a rotational speed of 33 1/3 rpm but by mistake, the cover declared a speed of 45 rpm. This error was then transferred to the first editions of the compact disc being released other than originally intended by the artist.
Thanks to today’s engineering the fast version was processed in a way that the pitch is not shifting after being changed from 33 1/3 to 45 rpm. Both versions are now available for the first time.«
01. Schwung (45) 17:18
02. Druck (45) 18:32
01. Schwung (33 1/3) 22:49
02. Druck (33 1/3) 24:26
CD Cat. No.: MIG 00622
Format: 2CD DIGI
According to CDON.COM, Richard Wahnfried's Miditation (the one with ex-TD man, Steve Jolliffe from 1986), will be released on February 24th.