Lightwave – Nachtmusik


Release data: Lightwave – Nachtmusik CD, Erdenklang, 1990 It’s time for something special. After some privately released cassettes, French duo Christoph Harbonnier and Christian Wittmann (aka Lightwave) made their official debut in the electronic music scene with “Nachtmusik”. The latter is a classic, still intriguing album featuring two expansive pieces comprising surreal and hallucinogenic soundscapes of 23 and 32 minutes each, best experienced with headphones….

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Lightwave – Mundus Subterraneus


Release data: Lightwave – Mundus Subterraneus CD, Hearts of Space/Fathom , 1995 “Mundus Subterraneus” is inspired by the life and times of the 16th century Danish astronomer and Jesuit polymath Athanasius Kircher. On their second album for the HOS/Fathom label, Christoph Harbonnier and Christian Wittman continue their journey into psychedelic, tonal ambient spheres, presenting 65 minutes of overtly strange, experimental-flavored and alienating ambient music. These…

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Lightwave – Tycho Brahe


Release data: Lightwave – Tycho Brahe CD, Hearts of Space/Fathom , 1994 This concept album, named after Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, is made by the French collective Lightwave (aka synthesists Christoph Harbonnier and Christian Wittman). It can best be classified as atonal and unpredictable cosmic music with a firm twist along a good dash of experiment. This already comes forward on the 17-minute abstract opener…

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