Johannes Schmoelling – A Thousand Times part 2


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling – A Thousand Times part 2 CD, Viktoriapark, 2016 Six years after its initial release, Johannes Schmoelling (joined by Jonas Behrens on a few tracks) brings us a second batch offering a mix of styles but staying true to his distinct yet evocative signature sound. Once again, piano and warm textures play an important role in the transparent and excellent sounding…

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Johannes Schmoelling – Time and Tide


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling – Time and Tide CD, Viktoriapark Records, 2011 All those who were present at the unique live Loom concert on E-Live 2011 will remember the great and enthusiastic musicianship displayed by Johannes Schmoelling during this performance. That day he also presented his brandnew album “Time and Time”, that again features some state-of-the art electronic music as only Johannes is able to…

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Johannes Schmoelling – The Zoo of Tranquillity


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling – The Zoo of Tranquillity CD, Viktoriapark Records, 1988/2010 Until today, I always had quite some trouble enjoying Johannes second album “The Zoom of Tranquility”. The version reviewed here is the original 1988-tapes remastered of the original 2-track tapes which appeared on lp in 1988. This cd doesn’t contain the two bonus tracks of the 1998 Erdenklang cd release, but is…

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Johannes Schmoelling – Early Beginnings


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling – Early Beginnings CD, Viktoriapark Records, 2008 The anthology “Early Beginnings” comprises a range of previously unreleased recordings, rough drafts and demo’s Johannes Schmoelling recorded between 1979-1985, giving a nice insight in the musician’s process on finding his own voice and signature in music. When Johannes joined Tangerine Dream between 1980 and 1985, he was able to add his beautiful melodic…

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Johannes Schmoelling – A Thousand Times


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling – A Thousand Times CD, Viktoriapark Records, 2009 The first impression the music on “A Thousand Times” left on me is that it contains many beautiful TD references of the ‘80s. This isn’t strange, as Johannes joined the band during the “Poland” tour and beyond. I think his contribution to the sound of the band was his keen use of fluidly…

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Johannes Schmoelling – Images and Memory


Release data: Johannes Schmoelling – Images and Memory CD, Viktoriapark Records, 2007 May 31, 2007 saw the release of this beautiful retrospective album, an anthology of Johannes Schmoelling’s work comprising a well chosen list of tracks from 1986-2006, also featuring several new, unreleased pieces. In all, there are 23 tracks, nicely kicked off by “Zeit” and two more tracks of the 1986-album “Wuivend Riet”. While…

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