i have 61 releases from him and for years now the one thing i cant find is mahakala-puja. i know he didnt even create it, just recorded it, but it drives me crazy that i cant find it. can anyone point me in the right direction for acquiring it?
... at least, that's my opinion. I'm especially fond of his CD's in that vein I expounded upon - deep, pulsating; festooned etheric miasmas, nebulous masses concatenating; shimmering endlessly, rising and falling in confluence. I have in fact utilised these albums - specifically, "Trance", "Gandhafa", "Allah Infinity", "Soma", "Qumra II" and a pair of his riveting discs entirely dedicated to Tibetan singing bowls, "Neptun" and "Uranus". Give it a try sometime if you practice meditation. I'm not "spiritual" in any way whatsoever, but it's beneficial to someone such as myself. Anyway, RIP Herr Wiese, you will be missed... yet your mentoring of other ambient LEGENDS such as Oöphoi, Mr. Grassow and Jim Cole will in effect preserve your legacy. True ambient... PURE ambient xD! By the way, I actually love all kinds of ambient music. Ambient is limitless. I'm producing some myself but Fruity Loops doesn't seem adequate for meticulously arranged atmospherics... hmm! Peace and love! xD
RIP. You were a seminal contributor to a small cohort of musicians purveying PURE ambient, unsullied by beats, samples, stylistic interpolations or elements. If y'all don't understand the singular style I'm alluding to here, pure ambient maestros include Oöphoi, Mathias Grassow, Netherworld, Tau Ceti and Steve Roach (the latter pair also dabbled in ethnic and tribal idioms, not detracting from the sublime quality of their "pure" output), all of whom he collaborated with during his lifetime. This is not to say Wiese was derivative (he was pioneering new techniques well before the careers of those aforementioned musicians took off) - he imbued his pieces with an individual spirituality and a mystical, arcane atmosphere. Sure, much of it was music for meditation. But we're not talking new age pan flutes and shit. These soundfields are intended to accompany deep, intensive and purgative psychonautics.
» Today, January, 27th 2009, Klaus Wiese has left his human incarnation and passed away. This is the most shocking news, especially for his family and friends, but as well for all people who love his music, which is a source of inspiration and peace and will be with us forever! May Klaus rest in peace.