Open Like a Flute (2LP)
Label: Black Sweat Records
This double album is a combination of two Ariel Kalma releases under the same name ‘Open Like a Flute’: the original Astral Muse cassette released in Canada 1982, and the Nightingale cassette from 1984, recorded from 1981 to 1984 in Montreal, Paris and Hamburg.
For these records, Ariel converted his 1/4’’ analog tape masters from the 80’s to 24bit digital tracks. Ah, the analog warmth! Released just after his classic album ‘Osmose’, these tapes are a perfect combination of krautrock synth music mixed with ethnic instruments, flutes and saxophone.
‘Open Like a Flute’ and its 70's space sound (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, J.D. Emmanuel) will influence the rising new age music.