Sand (2)

Sand (2)

German band created in 1969, members: Johannes Vester, Ludwig Papenberg, Ulrich Papenberg


Sand (2) Discography Tracks


Sand (2) Golem (Album) Delta-Acustic Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Sand (2) Desert Navigation (Album) Rotorelief France 2011 Sell This Version
Sand (2) Sylph Ballet (Album) Rotorelief France 2012 Sell This Version
Sand (2) North Atlantic Raven (Album) Rotorelief France 2014 Sell This Version
Sand (2) His First Steps (Album) Rotorelief France 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ROTORMCD0006 Sand (2) Golem Mix(CDr, Single, Pre) Rotorelief ROTORMCD0006 France 2010 Sell This Version


Sand (2) / Current 93 Sand (2) / Current 93 - Ultrasonic Seraphim / When The May Rain Comes (Comp) United Durtro, United Durtro UK 1996 Sell This Version


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December 14, 2014
The Papenberg brothers and Vester, along with friends Yogi and Gento, began playing in a band named P.O.T. (Part of Time) and opened for Can at a show in Cologne in 1971. Here they began a lifetime friendship with Can's manager Manfred Schmidt as well as with Klaus Schulze. When P.O.T. disbanded in 1973, the Papenbergs and Vester moved to Berlin at the urging of Schulze, and began working under the name Sand. Schulze recorded and produced their one and only album, Golem, which sold four thousand copies but failed to bring substantial recognition to the band outside of a handful of dedicated followers. Sand broke up the following year; Ludwig Papenberg joined the art project Amelith, while Ulrich Papenberg and Johannes Vester both continued on as solo artists but were unable to release any albums.

In the late 1980s, several artists on the World Serpent label, among them David Tibet and Steven Stapleton, were so impressed by Sand's one recording that they wanted to rerelease it on World Serpent. After some difficulty, Tibet contacted Schulze and finally tracked Johannes Vester down. The resulting 1996 rerelease, Ultrasonic Seraphim, contains the entire Golem album as well as a variety of other studio recordings, both by Sand and by the band members individually.

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