- Brand: Ibliss
- Product Code: ibliss-supernova
Limited Edition Reissue in Black Vinyl.A limited repressing of only 500 copies
Since the interest in the movement was reignited during the 1990s and early 2000s, the reissue market has taken countless deep dives into the sonic universe that roughly falls under the banners of krautrock and kosmische. This movement, emerging in Germany during the late 1960s and extending across the 1970s and '80s, can best be understood as a loose constellation of artists and bands - often working with little or no awareness of each other - that fused avant-garde approaches with elements of rock (in addition to sometimes prog, psychedelia, jazz, and any number of other touchstones) to create unique forms of countercultural music. As is often the case in these instances, over the years the reissue market has focused its gaze predominately toward the more obscure and underground of these projects. While by no means well known, Wah Wah’s latest, a beautiful vinyl reissue of “Supernova”, the lone LP produced by Ibliss in 1972, brings back to surface and drowns the ear in a crucial current that gave birth to so much more. It was this band that charted the direction for a number of members of Organisation - the band that morphed into Kraftwerk, and Kraftwerk itself. Combining percussive tribalism, heavy psych jams, and elements of jazz, not only is it an intoxicating listen, but it represents a rarely heard corner of history from within one of the most exciting musical moments that Europe has ever seen. Limited to 500 copies, issued in a gatefold sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original cover, with extensive liner notes, don’t sleep, it’s not going to sit around for long.