Walter Wegmüller - Tarot
Kind of the crown jewel in the Krautrock and more specifically Komische movements. Wegmüller was a Swiss painter who had spent five years hand crafting his own Tarot deck while his compatriots Klaus Schulze, Manuel Gottsching,
Hartmut Enke, and Walter Westrupp were forming the backbone of the Komische movement under the banner of Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser's label system. Kaiser helped bring these players all together for a sonic exploration of the Tarot that grew into a sprawling double album of excess and psychedelic bliss. After meeting Timothy Leary, during the Ash Ra Temple/Leary sessions for Seven Up Wegmüller was inspired to further his obsession with the fortune telling cards he's spent years devoted to by crafting an ode to each of the 22 cards of the major arcana. With the help of this stable of musicians he gave a distinct musical personality to each character moving from stately drones to folk and blistering rock over the course of the album. Somehow, despite what one would expect, this actually seems to work as a concept and the album is a captivating mass of twists, turns and synthesizer crescendo laden wonder. Wegmüller didn't really go to do more musically but the session members from Tarot eventually formed the much fought over Cosmic Jokers that ushered in the downfall of Kaiser's labels. This album, though, stands as the culmination of an extraordinarily progressive time and place.

[MP3] Walter Wegmüller - Der Herrscher
[MP3] Walter Wegmüller - Die Gerechtigkeit
[MP3] Walter Wegmüller - Der Teufel

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