Various Artists | Four-beat Rhythm: The Writings of Wilhelm Reich

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Four-beat Rhythm: The Writings of Wilhelm Reich

by Various Artists

a musical collaboration of different artists bringing to life in song the words of Wilhelm Reich, one of the twentieth century's greatest thinkers, feelers and scientists –
Genre: Rock: Rock opera
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Untitled I: Love, Work and Knowledge...
Benoît Pioulard
3:39 album only
2. Song of Youth
Lines of Flight
5:12 album only
3. The Sucker
Tim Fite
3:06 album only
4. Lonesome
Brother JT
3:34 album only
5. Thoughts of Import
Essra Mohawk
2:22 album only
6. Once Upon a Time
Grace Sings Sludge
10:13 album only
7. Prayer
Lines of Flight
6:21 album only
8. Untitled II: Our Love-Life...
Salamander Wool
6:30 album only
9. Lied der Jugend
4:28 album only
10. Untitled III: I Have Planted...
The Howling Hex
5:31 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
one of Wilhelm Reich’s significant contributions was to demonstrate how life energy must be suppressed in people for any authoritarian social order to produce and reproduce itself – this is accomplished in the first years of life primarily through the authoritarian family and also through institutions and ideologies such as education, religion, nationalism and commercialism – but alongside what Wilhelm Reich called the “emotional plague” of humynkind and its life-denying reactive tendencies and institutions, there exists life-affirmative active tendencies and grassroots organizations/cooperatives –

as folk music and rock ‘n’ roll have been central to the modern voice of resistance and the radical need for change on all levels of our planetary becoming, it makes sense at this point that this kind of musical expression could team up with writings from Wilhelm Reich and create a beautiful document of combined living truths and an unassuming introduction to the work of one of the twentieth century’s greatest thinkers, feelers and scientists – rock ‘n’ roll as an ethos and a practice has always been against the grain of authoritarian society and about revolt and rebellion, walking your own walk and talking your own talk – alternative, underground, rogue, maverick and independent are all words that could be used to describe the popular music of dissent and they could also be applied to Wilhelm Reich, who loved music and whose artistic and poetic spirit is made evident in his writings and paintings –

we feel this to be an apropos pairing, especially here and now, and it is our hope that this musical creation is received as simply and clearly as it was created: the combination of the words of someone deeply concerned with natural truth with the musical endeavors of those who have chosen, like Wilhelm Reich, to live their persynal truths –

this album is an awareness-raising and a fund-raising collaborative endeavor: the goals being to present Wilhelm Reich’s
work in a different medium than had been done previously so people who may not have encountered his work before, particularly those interested in music and poetry, could learn about his many vital contributions, and to gather funds for The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust – this non-profit entity was established by Wilhelm Reich and charged with 1) operating Orgonon as the Wilhelm Reich Museum, 2) protecting, preserving and transmitting Wilhelm Reich’s scientific legacy to future generations, 3) safeguarding Wilhelm Reich’s Archives and 4) helping infants, children and adolescents –

for accurate/undistorted knowledge about Wilhelm Reich and his works and to make a tax-deductible donation to The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust, refer to The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust website at wilhelmreichtrust –

to communicate with us about this project in any and all ways, send an email to –

to the living memory of Wilhelm Reich; all contents © 2013 by Kreiselwelle Music and Workshop records except writings by Wilhelm Reich © 2013 by The Wilhelm Reich Infant Trust; all rights reserved © 2013; artfully mastered by Gary Hobish, A. Hammer Mastering; portrait of Wilhelm Reich by Zito, zitogallery


When on quiet evenings after the day’s work I sit on the meadow outside the house with my beloved or my child, alert to the breathing of nature, then a song that I love rises up in me, the song of humanity and its future: “Seid umschlungen, Millionen ...” And then I implore this life to claim its rights and change the hearts of cruel or frightened men who unleash wars. They do it only because life has escaped them. And I hug my little boy, who says to me, “Father! The sun has gone away. Where has the sun gone? Will it come back soon?” And I say, “Yes, my boy, the sun will come back soon with its kindly warmth.”

—Wilhelm Reich (1974), Listen, Little Man!, translated by Ralph Manheim, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Originally written in German, Rede an den kleinen Mann, and published in English 1948.

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Physical album is a full color 4-panel cd wallet which includes insert with words to the songs by Wilhelm Reich, liner knotes and original artwork and writings by participating artists.



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