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ARTIST
TITLE
Desert Navigation (Orange Vinyl)
FORMAT
LP

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CATALOG #
ROTOR 1007ORGLP ROTOR 1007ORGLP
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RELEASE DATE
4/21/2017

2017 remastered edition, with new standard glossy jacket. Orange vinyl version. Edition of 500 (numbered). 2017 remastered edition, with new standard glossy jackets. Texture and feeling of 1975 with boosted audiophile sound quality. Previously unreleased album by German trio Sand, recorded 1973-1982. Live events in the quarry and an archaic sound formed the background music of the young atomic age. In the meantime, after endless trance garage sessions, Sand drifted from the mythical landscapes to Berlin and mingled with various oriental influences. Vultures were scudding along the urban canyons while burning houses illuminated the skyline. Sand navigated in obscure spheres and discovered Tendrara. 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. 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. Live events in the quarry and an archaic sound formed the background music of the young atomic age. In the meantime the desert storm accumulated in endless trance garage sessions. Then Sand drifted from the mythical landscapes to Berlin and mingled with various oriental influences. Vultures were scudding along the urban canyons whilst burning houses illuminated the skyline. Sand navigated in obscure spheres and discovered Tendrara. Johannes Vester - lyrics, vocals, synthesizers, guitar, organ, harmonium; Ludwig Papenberg - synthesizers, organ, generator, guitar, bongos; Ulrich Papenberg - bass; Guests: Christa Schunke - chorus; Claudia Utke - synthesizer; Dietmar Burmeister - drums; Jörg Hahnfeld - acoustic guitar; Klaus Pankau - electric and acoustic guitars; Martine Rossi-Merue - vocals; Michael (Micky) Westphal - bass. Graphic design by Frédéric Tacer, 2011. Cover painting by Babs Santini, 2009.