Roedelius Lustwandel

Roedelius Lustwandel
Originally released in 1981, Lustwandel is the sixth solo effort (third, if you don't count the Selbstportait releases) from legendary German sound artist Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Produced by Tangerine Dream's Peter Baumann, this album is an uninhibited, deeply personal glance at a composer who's influenced a great many musicians, both electronic and otherwise. Lustwandel is unique, in that many of the pieces feature acoustic piano. The combination of the gentle acoustic elements with the synthesizers that many Roedelius fans are more familiar with is refreshingly surprising. Each of the 13 tracks expresses a distinct mood, whether it's introspective melancholy or carefree playfulness. Synthesized percussion, which provides an uncharacteristic, yet welcome, groove, is used to great effect. Cheers to Bureau B for their efforts in reissuing the Roedelius back catalogue. (Bureau B)