Michael Hoenig ‎– Departure From The Northern Wasteland

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BSK 3152 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3152 US 1978 Sell This Version
BSK 3152 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album, TP) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3152 US 1977 Sell This Version
36.093 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 36.093 Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
K 56464 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records K 56464 UK 1978 Sell This Version
WB 56 464 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56 464 Belgium 1978 Sell This Version
WB 56 464, WB 56 464 (BSK 3152) Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB 56 464, WB 56 464 (BSK 3152) Germany 1978 Sell This Version
P-10510W Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner-Pioneer Corporation P-10510W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
WB 56 464 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WB 56 464 France 1978 Sell This Version
BSK 3152 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album, Jac) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3152 US 1978 Sell This Version
P-10510W Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-10510W Japan 1978 Sell This Version
BSK 3152 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album, Promo, Ban) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3152 US 1978 Sell This Version
BSK 3152 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records BSK 3152 US 1978 Sell This Version
CD 079 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(CD, Album, RE) Kuckuck CD 079 USA, Canada & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
m5 3152 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records m5 3152 US 1987 Sell This Version
MC 079 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(Cass, Album, RE) Kuckuck MC 079 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
079 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(LP, Album, RE) Kuckuck 079 USA, Canada & Europe 1987 Sell This Version
none Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(4xFile, MP3, Album, VBR) Kuckuck none 2011
11079-2 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(CD, Album, RE) Kuckuck 11079-2 USA, Canada & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
11079-2 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(CD, Album, RE) Kuckuck 11079-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
11079-2 Michael Hoenig Departure From The Northern Wasteland(CD, Album, RP) Kuckuck 11079-2 USA, Canada & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Vorrn

Vorrn

May 19, 2016
referencing Departure From The Northern Wasteland, LP, Album, Los, BSK 3152
My copy, which I must have bought as an import into the UK, does not have the 'promo' stamp, there is not a Runout on Side A and Side B Runout, Etched BSK-2-3152-WW-3. Side B label also clearly shows that 'Sun And Moon' was composed by '(Hoenig, Duwe)'
giullare

giullare

April 16, 2015
referencing Departure From The Northern Wasteland, CD, Album, RE, 11079-2
old edition cd in quality so-so...
MUST IN NEW REMASTERED CD (from the original masters)! ....hope soon!
terryplattarchive

terryplattarchive

March 30, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Departure From The Northern Wasteland, LP, Album, Los, BSK 3152
Just to add to the comments previously posted by klockwerk:
Yes, I'm in full agreement with your assertion that this is ONE of the finest albums of the Berlin School genre. But for me, the accolade of THE finest has to go to Ashra's New Age Of Earth, with Blackouts and Correlations close behind. This album strongly references those works, as well as Tangerine Dream's classic trio Phaedra, Rubycon and Ricochet, and Edgar Froese's Aqua and Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, with future pointers to Manuel Gottsching's E2 - E4, and falls somewhere between all of them and Klaus Schulze's concurrent releases. I would also make a claim for the Jean-Michel Jarre album Waiting For Cousteau's lengthy title track putting his material in the same soundscape bracket, if not in terms of geographical location. They're all fairly interchangeable, but have an eternal and timeless quality which will be as fresh and absorbing all through the decades and even the centuries, as now.
I'm only amazed that Michael never made more music of this style and quality, as he clearly had the talent and skill to equal or outdo his contemporaries, on the evidence of this one masterpiece. Always awaited a follow-up, but it never came. The Hoenig / Gottsching album Early Water, released long after it was recorded, was a welcome return to the same genre.
klockwerk

klockwerk

October 12, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Departure From The Northern Wasteland, LP, Album, Win, BSK 3152
Here is, perhaps, the finest album made in the genre of 'Berlin School'. The music is built from synthesizers playing multiple sequencer patterens, in and out of sync with each other, forming a mezmorizingly complex mix. Melodic lines drift in and out to an atmosphere suggesting railroad imagery. This is not New Age music, but was grouped into that genre because it sounded like no other popular genre label from the early 1980s (New Age was a catch all for instrumental music). The album has never been surpassed and has few equals.