Wilfried Hanrath – The Sweet Scent of Dreams

This album has to be one of the more intriguing releases I’ve heard this month.  Wilfried Hanrath is a composer based in Wuppertal, Germany (home, if I remember correctly, to free jazz legend Peter Brötzmann as well), and grew up surrounded by some of the most radical music imaginable: Krautrock, jazz fusion, early German electronic music and perhaps a large dose of progressive and psychedelic rock.  The album showcases his influences in a stunning way, though I understand this album is more a reinterpretation of the works of others rather than a purely original album.  He crafts each song as though it were part of some non-existent soundtrack.  Really, another artist worth following.

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