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Artist: HAMEL, PETER MICHAEL
Title: Hamel
Format: Double LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $41.00
"First ever reissue of P.M Hamels debut album, originally released by Vertigo in 1972. An extended trip through meditative and minimalist territories that has its roots both in western avant-garde and Indian classical music. Organ and synthesizer drones mix with natural sounds in a flowing, ever-changing soundscape. For fans of Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Popol Vuh, Taj Mahal Travellers, Deuter and anyone into ambient and meditation musics. With Peter Michael Hamel (organ, voice, electronics, piano), Anatol Arkus (synthesizer), Ulrich Kraus (synthesizer)." Deluxe gatefold sleeve with 4-page insert featuring photos and liner notes written by Ulrich Kraus and Terry Riley." -Wah Wah

Artist: HAMEL, PETER MICHAEL
Title: The Voice of Silence
Format: LP
Label: Wah Wah
Country: Spain
Price: $24.00
“A few years ago we were lucky to be allowed to reissue some of Peter Michael Hamel works. Two LPs by Between (And The Waters Opened - now deleted - and Einstieg -a few copies still available) and the great Hamel 2LP (also deleted!) joined the Wah Wah catalogue. We would have wanted to go for the Voice Of The Silence too, an now we have finally got the kind permission to go for it.
Here is a much needed reissue of the sought after second LP by Peter Michael Hamel, originally released on the collectable Vertigo label in 1973. Hamels experimentation with meditative and minimalist sounds is a further field of exploration for those into the likes of Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, Popol Vuh, Taj Mahal Travellers or Deuter - and will also appeal to those with interest in ambient and meditation musics.
From "A Few Thoughts on Composer PMH" by Terry Riley: "...Peters heart did not seem to be aligned alone with the post Webern traditions that had emerged so prevalently in Germany. His sensibilities were attracted more to American minimalism and Indian music and to some degree Rock and Jazz. In this sense he stands apart in the field of modern music of Germany. He has recognized the vast importance of improvisation and being in the moment in music performance. He realizes the importance of experimentation and of finding new ways to notate his ideas. However, his music is at the same time rooted in the great German tradition and today he is recognized as a major figure whose compositions have greatly enriched the development of 20th and 21st century."
Originally released in Vertigo in 1973, the Wah Wah reissue will come housed in a textured sleeve reproducing the original artwork, remastered sound, and feature an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies.” - Wah Wah.

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