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Zweistein | Trip, Flip Out, Meditation (Triple-CD + Single Bonus)

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Trip, Flip Out, Meditation (Triple-CD + Single Bonus)

by Zweistein

Limited Deluxe edition - signed by the artist. Extremely rare, sought after Krautrock "Kult" record from 1970. Now available for the first time on CD. This is a triple CD package released in Japan on CAPTAIN TRIP RECORDS.
Genre: Rock: Kraut Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. In - A) Beginning B) Analysis Of Tune C) To Hear Inside D) A Ver
19:58 album only
2. Out - A) Misty Tour B) Water Sound C) Television D) Organ Dreams
16:49 album only
3. Wrong - A) Children's Golden Garden B) To Become A Child C) Chil
18:15 album only
4. Right- A) Everything Returns B) Indian Child C) The Theory Of R
18:06 album only
5. Point - A) Atomical Fantasy (electronic) B) Incarnation C) Child
18:22 album only
6. Circle - A) Verdi's Soul Born Again B) Mind Beat C) Himalaya's W
15:29 album only
7. I'm A Melody Maker
0:00 album only
8. A Very Simple Song
0:00 album only
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Album Notes
The enclosed Triple-CD is a very special reissue of an early Krautrock “legendary” experimental triple-album from 1970 which is one of the most rare and sought after out-of-print album projects of this era. The last album version sold for 695.- Euro on ebay in November 2006.

The Triple-Album was originally released in 1970 by PHILLIPS in Germany. They manufactured 6000 copies and pulled it off the market after 1 year. There was also a single which was co-produced with Christian Bruhn and released after the LPS were licensed which is added as bonus tracks on the CD reissue. Interestingly enough Peter Kramper the sound engineer who created special sound effects and mixed Zweistein was also Amon Duul’s engineer.

It was a challenge to redo the elaborate artwork of the original release but KEN MATSUTANI, the owner of Captain Trip Records did an incredible job!


Zweistein (two-stone) was born in an enlightened moment of the twentieth century – zweistein came into realization for the first time in trip - flip out – meditation. consciously incarnated in 1970 zweistein is present – remembering the sorcerer’s kitchen of dr. faustus – still wandering amongst the pyramids of egypt, resting at the feet of the sphinx, meditating in the temple of delphi and playing with the seven-stringed lyra of orpheus. since eight years we are living in the age of consciousness, the age of aquarius. consciousness is the key to everything – if you have precisely read shakespeare you will find yourself amidst the ‘hamlet dilemma’ through the magical medium of zweistein’s music. The motto is: to be or not to be is not a question. allow yourself to be swayed by the sound. Go with it. trip is a journey into the wonderland of the psyche of our century. your soul is in the music. your associations are mirrored in the magical vision of a musical self analysis. the first step into the evolution of consciousness, the understanding of over and underground melodies, rhythms, sounds is the beginning - a very simple song – which can be heard by everyone. objective and subjective are not being separated anymore, music is the sculptured tone in conjunction with the universal laws of nature, which we can recognize while listening and expressing. the universe is singing and sounding with frequencies the human ear cannot always hear. a very simple song is the song we hear in these times when standing at the doorsteps of micro- and macro-cosmos. zweistein (two-stone) is a symbol of overcoming these limitations through consciousness. the female principle of >>two>three>three(st)oneness



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Doug Brotherton

First ever CD reissue of one of the most extreme Krautrock-era albums ever made.
First ever CD reissue of one of the most extreme Krautrock-era albums ever made. Originally released by Philips Germany in 1970, the triple LP edition came in an elaborate mirror sleeve and has been near-impossible to find for 35+ years; there have been a handful of suggested reissues over the years, but finally Captain Trip has brought it to fruition, in collaboration with founding member Suzanne Doucet. Incredible fold out packaging emulates the original, with front embossing and silver-foil printing on the quadruple fold-out jacket. Zweistein were a trio of Jacques Dorian, Suzanne Doucet and Diane Doucet. This perfectly done reissue (including 2 bonus tracks from their single at the end of disc 3) is heavily anticipated." - FE. "Musically, Trip, Flip Out, Meditation is largely a sound collage containing massive amounts of studio effects wizardry. Listeners are bombarded with an hour and forty-six minutes (106 minutes) worth of effects-laden voices, natural sounds, electronic effects, organ, guitar, drums and other instruments. The side-long compositions are virtually strewn together avant-garde improvisations in which anything goes. It is this fact which acts as a catch 22 and splits the Krautrock fan base into two factions. First there are those who hail the album as a masterpiece due to its avant-garde nature, wild approach, and inherent reference to a drug trip. Then there are those who pass the album off as a complete timewaster due to its evident amateur musicianship, lack of direction and avant-garde nature." - Doug Brotherton. Highly recommended!

Barry Saranchuk

Flights of fantasy......
To use an old saying,I think it is a real trip of a record set.

"Trip" sounds just like it's name ,echoes of inner and outer sounds reverberate through the whole piece finally settling into a peaceful song....like a returning to a more peaceful reality.

"Flip Out" seems to be about "childhood innocence". Is it lost or found by the piece's ending....I guess it is found because all the sounds used to make the construct are heard un-touched by effects in the end.

"Medidtation" ,to me,seems the most "musical" of the three discs,...meaning the least "concrete" and tuneful. Again echoes of musical pieces and sounds make for a return to "earth" or "grounding" after the flights of fantasy of the first two discs.

It's nice to have the two more traditional pieces at the end of this side(even though I know that's not how the LP set ran). They make for the completion of the cycle in my mind's eye. For me they are like the simple statements of purpose hiding at the long journey's ending.

I've got to say the whole package - art music and all is a grand achievement for Zweistein and Captain Trip Records! There's no expense spared on presenting this in all of it's glory.