Roedelius, Hans-Joachim / Selbstportrait Wahre Liebe
Album: Selbstportrait Wahre Liebe   Collection:General
Artist:Roedelius, Hans-Joachim   Added:Mar 2020
Label:Bureau B  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-03-04 Pull Date: 2020-08-19 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 15 Mar 8
Airplays: 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 13, 2021: Music Casserole
Aus Weiter Ferne
4. Mar 05, 2020: Old Fart At Play
Wahre Liebe
2. Mar 09, 2020: Everything
Aus Weiter Ferne, Nahwarme
5. Mar 04, 2020: Brownian Motion
Aus Weiter Ferne
3. Mar 07, 2020: On The Warpath
Spiel Im Wind

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2020-03-04
Influential analog “electronic music” from 70’s, when the term referred to tape experimentations with early Moog type instruments. From Forced Exposure: “The first part of … Selbstportrait (Self-Portrait) series was originally released under the title Sanfte Musik on Sky Records in 1979. Now, some forty years later, a new instalment has arrived in the form of an album entitled Wahre Liebe. One of the initiators of the Berlin Zodiak Free Arts Lab in 1967, Roedelius went on to co-found Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia, unleashing a new and free form of music which, with the benefit of hindsight, can be considered a milestone in the historical context of kosmische musik and krautrock. In the late 1970s, Roedelius began to increase his activities as a solo artist, building up an extensive and multifaceted body of work over the ensuing decades. Across this timeline, the Self-Portrait albums represent an intensely personal and noteworthy corpus in their own right”. Listening to this makes me realize what Eno and Fripp and Budd and all the other early guys were influenced by. Fantastic out on Bureau B.

1) (4:36) Frippian, Glass looping hypnotism, lovely 2) (2:27) Harold Budd quality dreamy electric piano, whoa 3) (4:51) playful feel with a simple Casio type beat and tones, melody 4) (3:41) plodding rhythmic feel, pretty 5) (2:43) a chill piece, pretty 6) (3:00) fades in, pensive nervous feel compared to others 7) (5:08) pretty melodies layer here and there 8) (4:57) more songlike in tempo, cinematic, waltz beat subtle 9) (3:16) the looping proto fripp glass tones appear again, chill 10) (0:38) brief idea 11) (3:08) chill slow relaxed feel 12) (14:46) Very chill but dark undertones present

Track Listing
1. Spiel Im Wind   7. Nahwarme
2. Wahre Liebe   8. Ebenfalls
3. Geruhsam   9. Gerne
4. Mitgewalzert   10. Vormals
5. Winterlicht   11. Gliechklang
6. Im Kreisel   12. Aus Weiter Ferne