Selbstportrait – Vol. II

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Selbstportrait - Vol. II
Studio album by Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Released 1980
Recorded 1973–1979
Genre Kosmische musik, new-age, electronic, ambient
Length 40:43
Label Sky
Producer Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Hans-Joachim Roedelius chronology
Selbstportrait
(1979)
Selbstportrait – Vol. II
(1980)
Selbstportrait Vol. III "Reise durch Arcadien"
(1980)

Selbstportrait – Vol. II is the fourth solo album by German keyboardist Hans-Joachim Roedelius, best known for his work with Cluster, Harmonia and Aquarello. The title is German for "Self Portrait - Vol. II", a title which clearly reflects the gentle, introspective nature of this album of ambient or new-age music. It is the second of seven albums in Roedelius' Selbsportrait series of recordings. The album is subtitled "Freundliche Musik", German for "Friendly Music".

Recording and Release[edit]

Like Selbstportrait before it, Selbstportrait – Vol. II was recorded by Roedelius at his home in Forst, in the Weser Uplands of West Germany and in Austria between various Cluster sessions from 1973 until 1979,[1] so much of the music actually predates Roedelius' first two solo albums: Durch Die Wüste and Jardin Au Fou. Selbstportrait – Vol. II was released by Sky Records in 1980.[2]

Seven of the 11 tracks on Selbstportrait – Vol. II and the entire previous album, Selbstportrait were released as a single CD titled Selbstportrait I & II by Sky Records in 1996. The tracks omitted from the combined reissue are "Signal", "Schönheitsflecken", "Grundlsee", and "Regunwurm".[3] The entire album was reissued separately on both 180 gram vinyl LP and CD by the Bureau-B label on December 3, 2010.[1][4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Signal" – 0:10
  2. "Gewiß" – 4:46
  3. "Aufbruch" – 3:45
  4. "Schönheitsflecken" – 3:14
  5. "Alle Jahre wieder" – 4:43[N 1]
  6. "Übern Fluß" – 3:45
  7. "Tee für die Geisha" – 5:25
  8. "Kichererbsen" – 2:30
  9. "Grundlsee" – 4:27
  10. "Regenwurm" – 4:04
  11. "Thronfloge" – 3:44
  12. "Signal" – 0:10
  1. ^ Unrelated to the Christmas carol "Alle Jahre wieder"

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Roedelius - Selbstportrait II". Bureau-B. 2010-12-00. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  2. ^ Huber, Markus; accredited by Körber, Gunther (2007). "The complete Sky discography". Elmulab. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Roedelius* - Selbstportrait I & II". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  4. ^ "Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Selbstportrait - Vol. II". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 

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