They refer to their style somewhere between summer house and synthesizers as romantic rock music , getting by without strained comparisons with other musicians, read a press release which Metronome Records sent to journalists and concert promoters in January 1978, explaining the Novalis phenomenon. Musical coordinates such as 5 degrees 7 minutes of Wagnerian ingredients and 40 bar 7 chords of improvisation, decibel level medium, rock music turning towards success may set them in the same vein as a few of their counterparts. The elements that make Novalis and their music unique cannot be condensed into a few data. You have to hear and experience them. Almost unctuous words about an album which in fact did make the band s unique music audible and allowed the listener to experience it: Konzerte , Novalis first live LP, which sold more than 50,000 copies within a few months of its release in summer 1977.