Klaus Wiese ‎– Samarkand

Aquamarin Verlag ‎– 6065/031
CD, Album


1 Intro I 1:56
2 Déjà Vû 28:19
3 Intro II 1:23
4 The Dream 16:53
5 Fergana I 5:16
6 Fergana II 6:31

Companies, etc.


  • Composed By, Singing Bowls [Tibetan], Keyboards, ZitherKlaus Wiese

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Europe): 7 9830-77014-2 2
  • Barcode (America): 9 790500 580317
  • Matrix / Runout: 831.729.000.000.0 manufactured by kdg
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpi L171
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3021
  • SPARS Code: ADD

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Klaus Wiese Samarkand(Cass, Album, C60) Aquamarin Verlag none Germany 1987 Sell This Version
6023 Klaus Wiese Samarkand(CD, Album) Aquamarin Verlag 6023 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
none Klaus Wiese Samarkand(Cass, Album, C60) Aquamarin Verlag none Germany 1987 Sell This Version



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July 11, 2012

Goodness gracious, this is incredible! I've just had the opportunity for the first time to listen to this album. (Good riddance I didn't miss out on this one!) There isn't, it appears, much else from Wiese that I haven't heard yet and I don't quite know why, of all the releases, the "Samarkand" seems to be final one in my wanderings through this man's so magnificent oeuvre, probably though it's just coincidence. Or it isn't? At any rate, and it's not easy at all to conclude this (because he did *so* many fantastic records), but this simply has GOT to be his best! Right now, seriously, I feel like being transported. What an utterly amazing piece of music, beyond words! Not only is this probably Klaus Wiese's best work, it is also nothing less than one of the greatest ambient records I've ever listened to. And those surely aren't few.

To anyone being as yet totally unfamiliar with Klaus Wiese, but considering to give him a try, I'd recommend starting out with this one. Not only because it is the apex in my opinion, nor even in spite of it, but because I believe it says so very much about this guy, and also, obviously, about his music in general. Namely insofar as the "Samarkand" feels a bit like a sort of synthesis--it somehow really has "it all" in it. So when comparing this album to his output on the whole, it is actually like a microcosm. Moreover, however, would I run a bet that anyone fond of ambient who listens to this album will almost certainly check out more of Wiese's music, including his maybe a little less accessible works. And THAT, of course, is just what it deserves! That is what must be done. Do listen to this guy, whose music, while hardly including a single word, has so much more to say to us than words, no matter their number, could ever communicate. This, too, sums up the "Samarkand", which cannot be described at all! It has to be experienced. And for leaving us this very opportunity, whily he himself, of course, unfortunately left us three years ago, I am truly grateful to Klaus Wiese.