Klaus Wiese

Maraccaba


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LOOK NO FURTHER FOR SOME CLASSIC CONTEMPORARY AMBIENT MUSIC ! ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON TAPE IN 1982 MARACCABA IS THE SECOND SOLO ALBUM FROM DEUTSCH ELECTRONIC WIZARD KLAUS WIESE, A POPOL VUH MEMBER DURING THE RECORDINGS OF ICONIC MASTERPIECE AS ‘HOSIANNA MANTRA’ AND ‘SELIGPREISUNG’. LTD EDITION OF 500 COPIES.

MEMBER OF THE KRAUTROCK BAND POPOL VUH IN THE EARLY 1970S – VOICE, ZITHER, TAMBURA, HARMONIUM, SINGING BOWLS – KLAUS WIESE (1942 – 2009) WAS A
VETERAN MUSICIAN, MINIMALIST, AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST. A MASTER OF THE TIBETAN SINGING BOWL, HE CREATED AN EXTENSIVE SERIES OF ALBUM RELEASES
USING THEM. WIESE ALSO USED THE HUMAN VOICE, THE ZITHER, PERSIAN STRINGED INSTRUMENTS, CHIMES, AND OTHER EXOTIC INSTRUMENTS IN HIS MUSIC. WIESE IS
CONSIDERED BY SOME AS ONE OF THE GREAT AMBIENT OR SPACE MUSIC ARTISTS ALONGSIDE ROBERT RICH, STEVE ROACH, MICHAEL STEARNS, CONSTANCE DEMBY,
AND JONN SERRIE.

HIS MUSICAL STYLE IS MUCH MORE APPROPRIATELY COMPARED TO THE ORGANIC SOUNDSCAPES OF DRONE AND DARK AMBIENT MUSIC, SUCH AS
OÖPHOI, ALIO DIE, MATHIAS GRASSOW, AND TAU CETI. IN THE 1990S HE FOUNDED THE NONO ORCHESTRA TO PLAY THE GIANT SHEETMETAL INSTRUMENTS OF ROBERT
RUTMAN. WIESE IS KNOWN ALSO FOR HIS COLLABORATIONS WITH AL GROMER KHAN, MATHIAS GRASSOW, OÖPHOI, TAU CETI, SAAM SCHLAMMINGER, AND TED DE JONG. HE COLLABORATED WITH DEUTER ON HIS SILENCE IS THE ANSWER ALBUM IN 1980 AND EAST OF THE FULL MOON IN 2005.

Tracklist

SIDE A:
THE RITUAL I 30:32

SIDE B:
THE RITUAL II 29:04