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Friday, August 7, 2009

Gunter Schickert, Germany *** REISSUED ***

*** Gunter Schickert - Samtvogel. 1974 private. Also 1975 Brain (green label). REISSUED***

*** Gunter Schickert - Kinder in der Wildnis. 1983 YHR (cassette). 1987 Auracle (cassette and later CD-R). Reissued by Bureau B November, 2013

*** "Samtvogel" reissued by Important in 2013 ***

Samtvogel review moved to here

There was talk at some point of Audion's Ultima Thule label reissuing this, given their already long term relationship with Schickert, including prior releases of CD-R's, tapes and one pressed CD of a GAM album.

In any case, Schickert's classic "Samtvogel" remains un-reissued, and is amongst the last of the excellent Brain albums not reissued legitimately (even though it was originally released as a private press).

For Ultima Thule's cassette archival release of "Kinder in der Wildnis", the label says: "Günter introduced his Kraut/new-wave sound to the world a little bit on his second LP release "Uberfallig", and then he took it much further with this 1983 album. It's a shame that no one was daring enough to issue "Children In The Wilderness" as an LP release, as it was at the new cutting-edge of Krautrock. The little YHR label run by David Elliot of Neumusik issued it as a cassette in the UK, but that soon disappeared, and when we contacted Günter he was keen that we reissued it, and was then really pleased again when we proposed to reissue it, digitally remastered and repaired with bonus tracks! It's a gem that stands out of time, it is often challenging, sublimely daring, and full of surprises." It is indeed quite a revelatory work, that takes the possibility of psychedelic music to a higher level.

March 2011 update: Wah Wah of Spain successfully reissued "Samtvogel" on LP in 2010. There was talk of Important Records of Germany taking on the CD, but that has yet to happen. The longer it goes, the less hope I have.

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