Rheingold cover


Crónica 143 tape

Release: 16 October 2018

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  1. Tamtam: Rheingold
  2. Eosin: Erda
  3. Maile Colbert: Tam Tam Tuning
  4. @c: einhundertvierundzwanzig (für Tamtam)

Living for more than 20 years in Germany means to get in touch with its big myths and traditions. The Nibelung saga is one of the major ones, leading you back and forth to Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, one of which key-points being the treasure buried in the Rhine river.

The starting points for this composition were recordings with a hydrophone, listening to the sounds of a heavy industrialised river and producing field recordings on the banks of the Rhine, in an area where the so-called mythological Rhine starts. The piece is structured in five movements or waves, evolving like the flux of the sluggish Rhine.

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Rheingold was composed and produced by Tamtam in 2017:

The Rheingold remixes were composed using Tamtam’s original recordings:

Cover photo by Kai Schreiber.

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