The Heliopolar Egg : Hartmut Geerken, Michael Ranta ‎– Live In Kabul

Sagittarius A-Star ‎– a-star #60
2 × Vinyl, LP
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided
All Media, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Triple folder cover


A Untitled
B Untitled
C Untitled
D Untitled
E Untitled


  • Design, Edited By, Mastered Byep (a-star sound)*
  • Piano, Piano [Prepared Piano], Strings [Piano Strings], Harp [Sunnys Sun], Gong, Gong [Peking Opera Gong], Singing Bowls, Performer [Tibetan Tshikas & Boo-chals], Bells, Wood Block, Performer [Iron Chains], Percussion, Drum [Monkey Drum], Bass Drum, Horn [Tibetan Hron], Whistle, Flute, Performer [Singing Tube], Hurdy Gurdy, Voice, Sleeve NotesHartmut Geerken
  • Tape [Prepared], Violin [Chinese Violin Er-hy, Performer [Argool], Tabla, Wood Block, Harmonica, Performer [Vco, Vof, Echo Machine], Percussion, VoiceMichael Ranta


Recorded November 22, 1976

Liner notes (the birth of the Heliopolar Egg): Hartmut Geerken

- an extra one-sided LP, side E
- original hollerith punchcards inserts signed & stamped by Hartmut Geerken (from IBM pre-computer times, which Susu collected when he was an apprentice in the 50's in a textile factory)
- one piece of Wayne Jacob (Michael Ranta's alter ego) original painting, which he cuts in 26 pieces and signed

Notes from the label:
"...then in Nov. 1976 we started our Far East Tour from Kabul to Teheran, New Delhi, Calcutta, Dacca, Bangkok, Manila, Seoul & Osaka (as documented on qbico 101 box set & qbico sigma). the very 1st Helio recording (on a Uher Report 4000 reel-to-reel tape machine), before this 4 weeks tour, was our dress rehearsal in my house in Kabul on Nov. 22 for a handful of guests (the 1st real gig was in Teheran on Nov. 25)..." HG