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The album's first track presents the formant for the subsequent pieces - simple synthesizer-based sound paintings that stay close to their origianl structure. One could even say that they are "static". But the way that Cluster blends different organ, piano, and synth lines together into an overall sonic background is simply masterful. Listen to the sense of depth in the title track, or in "Zum Wohl". In this particular track, for example, the band creates, through the subtle use of bird sounds, the effect of playing the song deep inside a forest. Then there is also the final track on the CD, which is unbelievalby slow, while not seeming to be.
It is interesting to note what was going on with other musicians at the time; for example, Eno, while not working on any particular project in '76, had just released his "Discreet Music" album. And Tangerine Dream was recording "Stratosfear" ( the second track of which sounds quite a lot like some of the stuff on "Sowiesoso").
I would recommend this album to anyone interested either in Eno or TD, as well as some of the other german groups (Kraftwerk, etc) or the early works of Steve Roach ("Structures from Silence"). Or of course, to anyone who likes a good piece of music.
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Sowiesoso is a great album! I have never heard an album with such soft textures and an atmosphere that's so calm and refreshing. Read morePublished on April 13, 2002
Hans-Joachim Roedelius comes from a family of teachers, preachers, musicians and doctors. Dieter Moebius's origins are more informal, as his long-standing association with the... Read morePublished on September 18, 2001 by Nicholas Croft
When you listen to this album, you'll immediatley be surprised at how thickly textured and involved this music is. Read morePublished on November 21, 2000 by Looper
On this album, the duo of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius hit something of a 'stride' that would carry them through their later works. Read morePublished on June 23, 1999