Various ‎– (The Microcosm) Visionary Music Of Continental Europe, 1970-1986

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Light In The Attic ‎– LITA 143
3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation
15 Dec 2016
Electronic, Rock
New Age, Ambient, Krautrock, Prog Rock


A1 Vangelis Creation Du Monde
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – Vangelis
A2 Ralph Lundsten Bön 5 - Förlåt Oss Våra Skulder = Prayer 5 - Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Flute – Britt-Marie NordströmWritten-By, Performer [Performed By] – Ralph Lundsten
A3 Ash Ra Tempel Le Sourire Volé
Electric Guitar, Organ [Farfisa Compact], Drum Machine [EKO Rhythm Computer] – Manuel Göttsching
B1 Popol Vuh Brüder Des Schattens - Söhne Des Lichts (Abridged)
Guitar – Daniel FichelscherOboe – Bob Eliscu*Performer [Performed By] – Popol VuhPiano – Florian FrickeSitar – Alois GromerTambora – Ted De JongWritten-By – Florian Fricke
B2 Ariel Kalma Orguitar Soir
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – Ariel Kalma
C1 Bernard Xolotl Cometary Wailing (Valley Plateau) 12:52
C2 Peter Michael Hamel Einklang
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – PM Hamel*
D1 Francesco Messina Untitled
Flute – Raul LovisoniPiano – Fazia MazzerWritten-By – Francesco Messina
D2 Roedelius* Wenn Der Südwind Weht
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – Hans-Joachim Roedelius
D3 Deutsche Wertarbeit Der Grosse Atem
Performer [Performed By] – Deutsche Wertarbeit, Dorothea Raukes
E1 Robert Julian Horky Dance For A Warrior
Vocals – Andrea RomigWritten-By, Performer [Performed By] – Robert Julian Horky
E2 Karl Schaffner & Lothar Grimm Caravan
Written-By – Karl L. Schaffner*, Lothar T. Grimm*
E3 Suzanne Doucet & Christian Buehner* Shivas Dance
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – Christian Buehner*, Suzanne Doucet
F1 Enno Velthuys Morning Glory
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – Enno Velthuys
F2 Deuter Spirales
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – Deuter
F3 Gigi Masin Ship Beetel
Written-By, Performer [Performed By] – Gigi Masin

Companies, etc.



A1 "Creation Du Monde" written and performed [...] in Paris, 1971
released by Polydor in 1973 and reissued with alternate cover in 1976
A2 "Forgive Us Our Trespasses" recorded in Sweden, 1971
[...] released by EMI in 1972 / reissued on CD as part of the Music For Relaxation And Meditation collection on CBS 1987 & in an extended CD on Lundstens Andromeda [misspelled as "Andrmeda"] label in 2002
A3 "Le Sourire Volé" recorded at Studio Roma in Berlin, 1975
[...] First issued as a CD by Spalax in 1993 and reissued by Göttsching's MG.Art label in 2016
B1 "Brüder des Schattens - Söhne des Lichts" [...] recorded at Bavaria Musikstudios in Munich, Germany, 1978
First released on Brain records in 1978; appeared on the Nosferatu The Vampyre (Original Sound Track) LP in 1979, and reissued many times since
B2 "Orguitar Soir" [...] First issued as a bonus track on the CD reissue of Osmose by the Blur label in 2006
C1 "Cometary Wailing (Valley Plateau)" recorded in Ardiche, France, 1979
Previously unreleased, from a tape saved by Ken Jenkins
C2 "Einklang" [...], recorded in Germany, 1979
Collected in Let It Play: 1979-1983 Selected Pieces, released on Kuckuck, 1987
D1 "Untitled" [...] recorded in Milan circa 1979
First issued as a bonus track on the Die Schachtel CD reissue of Lovisoni & Messina's Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo, 2013
D2 "Wenn Der Südwind Weht" written and performed [...] circa 1981
Released by Sky Records in 1981 and reissued 1996, reissued by Bureau B in 2010
D3 "Der Grosse Atem" performed by Dorothea Raukes as Deutsche Wertarbeit, released on the self-titled album by Sky Records in 1981, reissued by Medical Records in 2010 and Bureau B in 2014
E1 "Dance For A Warrior" written and performed [...] in Austria, 1982
[...] Released on vinyl 1982 on Seagull Music, and again in 1986 privately by RJH
E2 "Caravan" by [...] in Bavaria, 1983, released on cassette on Suzanne Doucet's Isis Music label in 1984
E3 "Shivas Dance" [...], recorded in Munich, 1983, from Transmission by Isis Music, 1983, reissued in 1987 on Beyond tapes.
F1 "Morning Glory" written and performed by [...], date unknown
From the album Landscapes In Thin Air, released on Kubus Cassettes, 1985
F2 "Spirales" written and performed [...] in the French Riviera or Marin County, circa 1984
Privately released on the album San by Deuter (no label), 1985, rereleased by Celestial Harmonies, 1985
F3 "Ship Beetel" [...], recorded circa 1986
first released as a bonus track on the Talk To The Sea CD by Music From Memory, 2014

All tracks courtesy their respective artists with the exception of
"Creation Du Monde" by Vangelis, courtesy Universal Music
"Brüder des Schattens - Söhne des Lichts" by Popol Vuh, courtesy SPV and Edition Popol Vuh
"Einklang" by Peter Michael Hamel, courtesy Celestial Harmonies and E.R.P. Musikverlag
"Wenn Der Südwind Weht" by Roedelius, courtesy Bureau B
"Morning Glory" by Enno Velthuys, courtesy Yoga Records
"Spirales" by Deuter, courtesy Celestial Harmonies and E.R.P. Musikverlag
"Ship Beetel" by Gigi Masin, courtesy Music From Memory

Remastering by [...],

Liner notes
Douglas Mcgowan, Los Angeles | 2016
Karl Schaffner & Lothar Grimm: Interview with Lothar Grimm, 2014
Suzanne Doucet & Christian Buehner: Suzanne Doucet and Christian Buehner, 2015
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot: From the US Forest Service biography, E. Leopold Truvelot, Perpretator of our Problem

Vangelis photo © 1971 Zoroastre
All other artist photos courtesy the artists themselves or their respective estates

℗©2016 Light In The Attic Records & Distribution, LLC

Track A2 is named "Bön 5 - Förlåt Oss Våra Skulder (Prayer 5 - Forgive Us Our Forgive Us Our Debts)" in the tracklist printed on back and "Bön 5 - Förlåt Oss Våra Skulder (Prayer 5 - Forgive Us Our Forgive Us Our Trespasses)" in the booklet. The latter is the original track title.

Barcode printed on Light In The Attic sticker affixed to the shrink wrap.

Released in laminated gatefold jacket with 40 page book.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 826853014311
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): LITA - 143 - A GOLDEN 26362.1(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): LITA - 143 - B GOLDEN 26362.2(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): LITA - 143 - C GOLDEN 26367.3(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): LITA - 143 - D GOLDEN 26367.4(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): LITA - 143 - E GOLDEN 26367.5(2)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): LITA - 143 - F GOLDEN 26367.6(2)

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