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  • Audio CD (July 14, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • ASIN: B000009CNE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,850 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Schwingungen: Light And Darkness - Light: Look At Your Sun
2. Schwingungen: Light And Darkness - Darkness: Flowers Must Die
3. Schwingungen: Suche/Liebe
4. Seven Up: Space - Downtown/Power Drive/Right Hand Lover/Velvet Genes
5. Time: Timeship/Neuron/She

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As you might guess, this is one truly radical album!
BENJAMIN MILER
Power Drive and Right Hand Lover sound like almost conventional pop/rock songs (albeit with most unconventional lyrical themes!)
Cartimand
At this time, acid guru Timothy Leary, in exile from the US, was in Germany and Switzerland, and was making music.
Sean M. Kelly

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sean M. Kelly on September 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Formed by guitarist Manuel Gottsching, bassist Hartmut Enke, and former Tangerine Dream drummer/keyboardist Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel were, along with the underrated Guru Guru,the quintessential German power trio. Their debut lp was an instrumental tour de force, and a must have in any psychedelic collection.
By the time their 2nd lp, "Schwinungen," was released, change was occurring in the band. Schulze left temporarly to record his groundbreaking debut lp, "Irrlicht," a staple of synth music, as was his follow-up lp, the amazing "Cyborg." Vocalist John L, recently sacked from Agitation Free, another important German band, joined the ranks of Ash Ra.
"Schwinungen" is an amazing lp, a mix between "Saucerful of Secrets" era Floyd and "Funhouse" era Stooges. The playing is intense, pyschedelic, laid back, beautiful- all at once. John L's vocals are frenzied at moments, incredibly soothing at others. The lp flows from rock to amazingly slow burning acid freak outs... the descriptions are rather contradictory, but then again, so is the lp..a treasure.
Schulze rejoined the band soon after, and John L would be sacked by Gottsching for being too drugged up and way too weird. Taking into consideration the state of the German acid rock scene at this time, one can only imagine just how out there John L. was.
At this time, acid guru Timothy Leary, in exile from the US, was in Germany and Switzerland, and was making music. The drugs were all the reason Ash Ra Tempel and many Kosmische ("comsic", a term used for many bands of the day) bands needed to go to the feet of the master head himself..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By BENJAMIN MILER on February 5, 2003
Format: Audio CD
What can I say here? Well, I think both Schwingungen and Seven Up are rather underrated, compared with Ash Ra Tempel's wonderful 1971 debut. I think the reason for that is these two features vocals, which might throw many off, but I think both are simply incredible. By this point, of course, Klaus Schulze left, to pursue his solo career. Guitarist Manuel Göttsching and bassist Hartmut Enke recruited a new drummer named Wolfgang Müller, as well as vocalist John L., and a saxist, giving Schwingungen a somewhat more jazzy bent. John L's vocals are definately an acquired taste and if you don't have a problem with Can's Malcolm Mooney, you won't have a problem with John L's, as his vocals reminds me of Mooney's. He does tend to scream out of tune a lot, so if you want nice vocals, you won't find it here. The somewhat jazzy influence can be found on "Flower Must Die", because of Müller's jazzy drumming and the sax. The album then ends with "Suche & Liebe", which is this album's "Traummaschine", more or less. The first half consists mainly of vibraphone and spooky organ, while the second half is more or less like Pink Floyd, with great spacy guitar from Manuel Göttsching himself. For their following album, Seven Up, the band found themselves a new drummer, and former Tangerine Dream guy Steve Schroyder (who played on TD's Alpha Centauri and guested on Zeit) and five different vocalists. None other than Timothy Leary makes an appearance here! He was in exile in neighboring Switzerland, but since the band couldn't get Leary in to Germany, the band recorded this album in Switzerland. As you might guess, this is one truly radical album!Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cartimand on September 2, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Having played my vinyl originals of these albums almost to destruction over the decades, I was delighted to find this CD version. Two magnificent albums, both classics of their genre, for the price of one CD. What more could you ask for? Well, we'll come back to that in a minute or so.

First the music. Schwingungen - probably my favourite Ash Ra Tempel album, opens with the utterly sublime Look at Your Sun. This is a towering psychedelic tour de force, building gently with the most beautifully laid-back guitar and bass and lyrics of a direct intense simplicity ("I look out my window and see the blue sky", "and I know, we are all one"), through the maniacally frantic central section and then back to the classic Gottsching lonely guitar sound as the track drifts away. Flowers Must Die is a stunning trippy powerhouse of a song belted out by a manic John L who sounds totally out of his tree. In places vaguely Hawkwind-ish, the overall feel of this track is almost punk/new wave and therefore years ahead of its time. The extended third track, Schwingungen (Vibrations) covered the entire second side of the original album and is a brilliant example of the definitive Ash Ra Tempel cosmic/ambient sound. Significantly hypnotic and mood-changing, it is not recommended to listen to this while you're driving! The sleeve notes on the original album said something like "You're not hearing this music for the first time - you are recognising it once more" and you will understand what is meant when you listen to this. That classic Ash Ra Tempel chord sequence (later reprised in the Time sequence on the Seven Up album) does seem to grab you at a visceral or primordial level and, once heard, will be with you for ever.

On to Seven Up.
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