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Kosmischer Läufer - The Secret Cosmic Music Of The East German Olympic Program 1972-83 - Volume Four mp3 track

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Performer: Kosmischer Läufer
Title: The Secret Cosmic Music Of The East German Olympic Program 1972-83 - Volume Four
Released: 2018
Style: Ambient, Krautrock
Category: Electronic / Rock
Rating: 4.2 ✦
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Tracklist

A1 Zeit Zum Laufen 150
A2 Goldene Tage
A3 Lichtgeschwindigkeit
A4 Der Leuchtturm Am Ende Der Zeit
B1 Der Weg (Introduction)
B2 Phase I - Forst
B3 Phase II - Das Meer
B4 Phase III - Heimat
B5 Phase IV - Morgen

Credits

  • Curated By, Mixed By – Drew McFadyen
  • Music By – Martin Zeichnete

Notes

"Herzlich Willkommen.

While working as a sound editor for DEFA in the 1970’s and 80's Martin Zeichnete led a secret, parallel life writing music to train and inspire East Germany’s athletic elite. This fourth compilation of Zeichnete’s work will take us on a cosmic voyage of both the body and the mind...
Side 1 of this collection contains a running program at 150 bpm taken from various years of the project. After the warm-up fanfare of ‘Zeit zum Laufen 150’ we launch into the sleek, motorik engine of ‘Goldene Tage’. The second running piece ‘Lichtgeschwindigkeit’ comes from one of the final Kosmischer Läufer sessions where Zeichnete used a drummer and bass player in the studio. The haunting waltz ‘Der Leuchtturm am Ende der Zeit’ provides a calming warm-down.

Side 2 give us a first listen to a different aspect of Zeichnete’s work.1978’s ‘Der Weg’ (The Path), was the culmination of his experiments to bring focus to athletes’ minds using music and images.

As Zeichnete recalls:

‘As early as 1974 we were looking to provide a mental stimulus for the athletes as well as physical. We began with alpha wave projection and used dream-machine-like devices with an instructor reading inspirational messages. These early attempts appeared to have no real value to the athletes so I progressed to making a film with a suitable soundtrack.
To view ‘Der Weg’ the subject would be comfortably seated in a darkened room wearing headphones. The film would be projected large-scale onto a concave wall filling their field of vision’.

The film began with a voice-over while a light pulsing gently at 10hz appeared on the screen. Once the subject was attuned to their surroundings the film then progressed as follows:

Phase I – Forst - As the music begins we see scenes of the universe, of life on earth and nature. We end up in a beautiful forest with sunlight playing through the leaves. This section evoked a sense of calm.

Phase II – Das Meer - The deepest part of the meditation. We are flying across the ocean as the sun is rising. Then we are under the sea. All is tranquil as we move among the shoals of fish.

Phase III – Heimat - We are now in modern East Germany. We see the country we love. We see the faces of the people we as athletes will represent. Positive messages appear on the screen.

Phase IV – Morgen - We see our fellow athletes training and winning great victories for our country. Captions on the screen tell us that this is our future!

Sadly, the film has been lost to time but it lives on in Zeichnete’s vibrant soundtrack.

Zeit zum Laufen!"

Other versions

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none Kosmischer Läufer The Secret Cosmic Music Of The East German Olympic Program 1972-83 - Volume Four ‎(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Unknown Capability Recordings none 2018
UCKL004V Kosmischer Läufer The Secret Cosmic Music Of The East German Olympic Program 1972-83 - Volume Four ‎(LP, Album, 180 + CDr, Album, Promo + Ltd, Num) Unknown Capability Recordings UCKL004V UK 2018

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Volume Four by Kosmischer Läufer, released 19 November 2018 1. Zeit zum Laufen 150 2. Goldene Tage 3. 4. Der Leuchtturm am Ende der Zeit 5. Der Weg (Introduction) 6. Phase I - Forst 7. Phase II - Das Meer 8. Phase III - Heimat 9. Phase IV - Morgen Herzlich Willkommen. The second running piece ‘’ (1983) comes from one of the final Kosmischer Läufer sessions where Zeichnete used a drummer and bass player in the studio. The haunting waltz ‘Der Leuchtturm am Ende der Zeit’(1976) provides a calming warm-down. Heavy, HEAVY 180G East German Racing Blue 12" vinyl album with full colour sleeve and label artwork. Comes with download of album.

This album has an average beat per minute of 138 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 78/176 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 128BPM, ends at BPM (-128), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Kosmischer Läufer. The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-83: Volume Four. The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-83: Volume Three. The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972-83: Volume 1. 2013. Get the Tempo of more than 6 Million songs.

This third collection of Martin Zeichnete's secret work for the DDR's athletic elite comes in two parts. First, a running program (Tracks 1-3) at 164BPM finds Zeichnete at his most hypnotic, particularly on the motorik, rolling 'Jenseits des Horizonts'. This set ends with the elegiac 'Für Seelenbinder', a song dedicated to Olympic wrestler and communist hero Werner Seelenbinder. Particularly exciting is the second part (Tracks 4 - 10), a soundtrack to a lost animated film UCR obtained only a few months ago.

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The story of Kosmischer Läufer is one of the most wonderfully apocryphal tales in the current music world. According to Unknown Capability Recordings, the tracks compiled on this and the previous two volumes they've released so far were created by musician Martin Zeichnete as part of a training soundtrack for East Germany's Olympic athletes. Again, a great concept made even better by the evocative track titles ( In the city and in the countryside, The Girl’s Dream, Arrival at the Stadium/The race ), even when the music sometimes feels like it’s straining to keep within the tone of the times.

Photo: Courtesy of Kosmicher Läufer). The magical and enchanting Kosmischer Läufer: The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program 1972 – 83 Volume III is possibly the best album I’ve heard all year (move over, Let’s Eat Grandma; I had thought you had the top spot aced until I heard this). This triumphant, all-instrumental collection of (mostly) synthetic baubles, bubbles, hums, whistles, and moonscapes may also be one of the 10 best Krautrock albums ever released. It’s so good that it’s largely irrelevant that it’s the fruit of a well-executed hoax