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2017 remastered edition, with new standard glossy jackets. Texture and feeling of 1974 with boosted audiophile sound quality. Black vinyl version. Originally released in 1974. German trio Sand’s first album, Golem, is a legendary work of cosmic psychedelic genius. There is something magical and inexplicable in creation, and Sand absolutely manifest these mysterious phenomena. Storytellers, musicians, shamans, geniuses — Sand were known, at the end of the ’60s, as P.O.T. (Part of Time). Then Sand — Ludwig Papenberg, his brother Ulrich Papenberg, and Johannes Vester — developed a more avant-gardist, proto-industrial, visionary, experimental approach, becoming a truly unique entity in the history of music. Factory-noise, riveting hammers from the dockyards, agricultural machines, starfighters low level flights, land manoeuvre by the British Forces in the mountainous countryside along the winding river were the culture medium for extended sound aesthetics. Sand was born and created Golem. Not dependent on a classic krautrock style, Sand is nevertheless part of this movement of German cosmic/psychedelic bands, in addition to being the originators of proto-industrial musics.