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Walter Wegmüller

Walter Wegmüller wasn’t actually a musician, but instead a mystic, musician, and eccentric. A number of the cream of cosmic Krautrock supported him through to his one record, Tarot, that is generally regarded a masterpiece. This Swiss Gypsy was well-known in the past due ’60s, where he hung out with Sergius Golowin and visible musician H.R. Giger, and in the first ’70s, with Timothy Leary, away from home in the American authorities. At the moment, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, rock and roll journalist and mind of Ohr Information, decided to take up a fresh label, Kosmische Musik, release a more cosmic noises, with the thought of having numerous visionaries on vocals, which quickly business lead him to Switzerland. After documenting the to begin these albums, Seven Up, which combined Ash Ra Tempel with Leary within the fall months of 1972, function began on the next and third information, by Golowin and Wegmüller. At that time, Kaiser had collected a well balanced of music artists, including Ash Ra Tempel and Wallenstein, to focus on these numerous projects because the Cosmic Couriers. As Wegmüller have been working on a couple of handmade Tarot credit cards for quite some time since 1968, he made a decision to perform an recording in line with the Tarot deck in the recommendation of Leary. The task were only available in Switzerland in past due 1972, once again with Ash Ra Tempel as support music artists, when Wegmüller all of a sudden decided there must be a monitor for each from the 22 credit cards of the main arcana. Kaiser, getting more impressed using the task, flew Wegmüller and Ash Ra Tempel to Germany, to include more music artists in to the stew. The music group Wallenstein, with keyboardist Klaus Schulze, experienced just completed the Golowin task, so they became a member of Manuel Göttsching and Hartmut Enke of Ash Ra Tempel, in addition to Walter Westrupp from your duo Witthüser-Wëstrupp, for the Tarot lineup to make a cosmic Krautrock supergroup. The Tarot classes were documented in Dec of 1972 in Dieter Dierks’ studios in Stommeln, near Cologne. During among the classes, Göttsching, Enke, and Schulze had been waiting for another music artists to reach, and made a decision to record an recording. Schulze had remaining Ash Ra Tempel in early 1971, after their 1st recording, therefore the record, Sign up for Inn, discovered that music group with their unique lineup, with the help of some spoken vocals from Göttsching’s sweetheart, Rosi Muller, who also offered back-up vocals on Tarot. For Tarot itself, it had been released in early 1973, a dual record in an complex container that included the tarot deck Wegmüller acquired painted. As over the very similar record by Golowin, Wegmüller discussions instead of sings on Tarot, and there are lots of lengthy instrumental areas aswell, though on the much grander range. Wegmüller returned to Switzerland and Kaiser shortly embroiled a lot of the music artists from Tarot in a fresh group known as the Cosmic Jokers, but that’s a completely different tale. Wegmüller, meanwhile, ultimately wrote a reserve, Neu-Zeit Tarot (MODERN Tarot) which was released in 1982 by AGM Agmuller Press.

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