“Excerpts 1” comprises eight tracks Wolfram Spyra composed between 1986 and 1992.
This version is actually the cd version of an album which originally was released as a limited compact cassette edition back in 1992, now complemented with one bonus track.
I’ve always considered Spyra as one of the innovators in the genre due to his original sounds and use of rhythm, while also being a musician composing what I’d like to call intelligent electronic music.
I was quite surprised to discover that the music contained on “Excerpts 1” is rather unusual and experimental/jazz oriented compared to his other releases, being derived from sound installations or occasional performances.
The typical Spyra-atmosphere and magic just isn’t here this time, and I found it a heavy task to listen to the 70 minutes of abstract soundings until the very end.
So beware and check out some soundbites before buying this one.
Copyright (c) – Ricochet Dream
Manufactured By – Disc Makers
Composed By, Performer, Recorded By – Wolfram DER Spyra
Recorded between 1986-1992.
Track 8 is a bonus track not on the original cassette release. Limited release of 1000 copies in jewel case.
Made in USA
Ricochet Dream (ASCAP) ©2004
Track 1 - Percussion - Toxh
Track 2 - Saxophone – Eric George
Track 7 - Voice [Processed Voice] – Christiane Winning