Ralf Wehowsky

Early W Vol, 1: In Search of C.R.

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The German post-avant-garde composer Ralf Wehowsky is also known as RLW and as a member of P16.D4. Throughout the '80s and '90s, this obscure and mysterious group produced a conceptual music that has its roots in post-punk experimentation yet resulted in an abstract sound art that has an aesthetic more related to the 20th century classical music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. By the '90s, RLW was producing a music that challenged every known parameter of the norm, creating some of the most unique avant-garde releases of the decade. Since during the late '70s and early '80s Wehowsky was laying the groundwork for one of the most distinctive repertoires in '90s avant-garde music, his fans will find it very worthy of their attention to hear where his abstractions began. Issued here on LP only, these recordings document some of RLW's experiments in electronics, tape collage, and improvisation that are excellent before-their-time works made with primitive means in the late '70s and early '80s.