The first part of German electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius’ Selbsportrait (“Self Portrait”) series, Sanfte Musik (“Soft Music”) is a collection of raw and free-spirited pre-ambient works of minimalism. The album was recorded at Roedelius’ home in Forst, West Germany between various Cluster sessions from 1973 to 1977. The no frills setup of Farfisa organ, drum machine, tape delay, and Revox reel to reel recorder is wonderfully warm and perfectly captures the intimate magic of home recording.
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Ambient / Experimental