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Wunderbar
  • Artist: Riechmann
  • Label: Bureau B
  • UPC: 4047179303620
  • Item #: SRD793036
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • Rank: 127627
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Wunderbar on CD

Bureau B unearthed one of the best kept secrets of German electronic music. Wolfgang Riechmann's album "Wunderbar" from 1978 contains elements of the Berlin School (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze) and of the D sseldorf School (Kraftwerk, La D sseldorf, NEU!), and yet has hypnotic, spheral qualities all of it's own. This album, however, is beautiful and tragic in equal measure, as Wolfgang Riechmann fell victim to a knife attack just three weeks before the LP went on sale. He was stabbed in the chest in a chance encounter with a drunk in Dusseldorf's Altstadt, the perpetrator "letting off steam" after a dispute with the landlord of his local pub, as he later recounted in court. With this reissue we take our hats off to Wolfgang Riechmann.