What our staff has to say: “Underated Krautrock 2xLP featuring Swiss painter Walter Wegmüller with an expanded version of Cosmic Jokers, feautring Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel), Manuel Gottsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Harold Grosskopf (Wallenstein, Ash Ra Tempel), Hartmut Enke (Ash Ra Tempel), Jerry Berkers (Wallenstein), Jurgen Dollase (Wallenstein), and Walter Westrupp (Witthuser & Westrupp.) What you might expect from this group, with tracks jumping from heavy Ash Ra Tempel jammers , to Witthuser & Westrupp style psych folk, to experimental synth excusrions. Not an easy one to find an OG of, so bout time it get the reissue treatment.” – Jon
Double LP version. Poly-lined inner sleeves; gatefold. 180 gram, black double vinyl. The original analog master tapes were transferred with higher resolution and remastered with great care. Remastered by Dieter Dierks and Dennis Flüchter. Walter Wegmüller (1937-2020) was a Swiss-Jenish artist who grew up in difficult circumstances in Bern. After training in Basel, Bern, Paris, and London, he began his artistic career. In addition to painting and sculptural works, Walter Wegmüller occupied himself with the entire spectrum of art. He gained widespread international attention, especially from 1974 onwards, with the publication of his Zigeuner Tarot. He was successful at countless exhibitions in Europe and overseas and was repeatedly awarded prizes and distinctions. However, he never forgot his origins as a Verding child and “Rome child from the Kalderasch tribe.” In 1973, he released the album Tarot with an all-star band. Successful musicians such as Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching, Harald Grosskopf, Dieter Dierks, Hartmut Enke, Jürgen Dollase, and Walter Westrupp played in the band. It remained Walter Wegmüller’s only foray into the world of music. The album was last released on vinyl in 1976, the CD in 2000. This version here is the first remaster ever.