Der BlutharschThe Philosopher's Stone

Label:WKN – WKN 29
CD, Album
Genre:Electronic, Rock



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  • ClarinetChristine K. (tracks: 7)
  • Guitar, Bass Guitar [Bassguitar], HandclapsJörg B.*
  • Mastered ByDenis Blackham
  • ViolinMatt Howden (tracks: 8)
  • Vocals, Organ, Percussion, Tambourine, StrumstickMarthynna
  • Vocals, Organ, Piano, Synthesizer, Harmonium, Drums, Percussion, Theremin, Performer [Echophone], Tambourine, Chimes, Flute [Indian], Field Recording [Field Recordings]Albin Julius
  • Vocals, Tambourine, Guitar [Modulated]Bain Wolfkind


Comes in 4-panel deluxe digibook.

This album marks the 10th anniversary of Der Blutharsch.

Caution: for maximum listening pleasure listen only when chemically imbalanced!

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 4038846300295
  • Matrix / Runout: WKN29 24125
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 3707
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L213

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Philosopher's Stone (LP, Album, Phosphor, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, Phosphor, All Media, Limited Edition)WKNVNYLWKN29PAustria2007
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The Philosopher's Stone (LP, Album, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided, All Media, Limited Edition)WKNWKN 29Austria2007
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The Philosopher's Stone (LP, Album, Red, 7", Single Sided, 33 ⅓ RPM, Red, All Media, Limited Edition)WKNWKN 29Austria2007
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The Philosopher's Stone (CD, Album, Promo)WKNWKN29Austria2007
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The Philosopher's Stone (12×File, Album, Reissue)WKNnoneAustria2012



  • dustinabolafia's avatar
    I love this album. It is in a lot of ways different from Der Blutharsch's earlier works, but just as amazing. It is the type of album that requires a little patience, however it is well worth it. Each track is very satisfying in their own way. One song really gives a very 60's psychedelic feel with vox that reminded me a little of Nick Cave. You will know which one I am talking about when you hear the album. This lp is a must have. But then so are many other albums from this brilliant artist. I also like to suggest The Story About The Digging....if you like this one. They are two amazing albums, and my life is far richer now that I have been introduced to them.
    • allobroge's avatar
      a fucking great rock album to my taste.
      • enfantterrible's avatar
        I'd give a fuck if Albin pretends to be a rock n' roller now and also pretending to reject all his characteristic style work behind him. Everyone should be able to change, or to twist the course of things and ideas but don't expect to be praised for your intentions or reputation alone, change with style and change for good, not for worst.
        This work should have been released with a pseudonym, instead it got fermented by the reputation from Der Blutharsch's name and this is just suicidal. It doesn't take you to change style or dynamics to lose a fan base, it only takes a bad work and mediocrity, and this work summarize such conditions.
        This work has not head or tail and the sloppy playing and production could be forgiven for a beginner but not a veteran like this. The utter distortion and out of tune guitars creates a huge reverberation that could represent a huge hang over after a big wild party, the tunes are rhythmless, the guitars (played as major league instruments here) completely overshadow the remaining instruments with their infinite reverberation, the singing is horrible, pure cacophony made to supply incautious... what else can be said? Mediocre. Only one song saves the nightmare, the last one, its the more cohesive from all, the better played and sung. That last hidden monologue with rhythm box accompaniment from Bain Wolfkind is ubnoxious and fortunately its the vomit that end up the whole episode of alcohol intoxication.
        Silence is certainly gold after this.


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