The first of what has become known as the 'Cosmic Jokers' series, being the first Cosmic Courier supersession organised by Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, involving Klaus Schulze and other notorious musicians from Wallenstein and Witthüser+Westrupp. Sergius Golowin, himself an artist, poet and friend of Timothy Leary, handles the vocals on this extraordinary album, recanting verse most energetically over a music that sounds like a hybrid of Ash Ra Tempel and the Third Ear Band, full of rich musical textures adrift with Mellotron and synthesizers. A timeless work of beauty that has no equal. All the musicians here you will find elsewhere except for the mysterious Jörg Mierke, of whom Klaus Schulze told us was involved in one of his early bands. They recorded, but never gained a name, nor released anything.
Sergius Golowin (voice), Jerry Berkers (guitars, bass, bongos, choir), Jürgen Dollase (piano, Mellotron, vibes, triangle, guitar), Jörg Mierke (guitar, organ, percussion, voice, flute, electronics), Klaus Schulze (drums, organ, Mellotron, guitars, electronics, percussion), Walter Westrupp (acoustic guitar, flute, harmonica, psalter, tablas, percussion), Bernd Witthüser (acoustic guitar)
(Crack in the cosmic egg)
01. Der Reigen 16.34
02. Die Weisse Alm 5.49
03. Die Hoch Zeit 19.25