Franz Kafka The Castle
‘The Castle’ is released on Kscope for the first time on 2LP, remastered for vinyl by regular Tangerine Dream collaborator Harald Pairits and presented in a gatefold sleeve.
Originally released on CD in 2013, ‘The Castle’ is based on a story by Franz Kafka and is the last of a series of albums with music based on the works of certain artists (after Edgar Allan Poe, Gustav Meyrink and James Joyce). There is a hidden secret behind this unfinished story by Franz Kafka – The Castle is never meant to be a building as we would expect it. Kafka goes further, much further.
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The story follows a deeper study of mankind and society and is maybe one of the most challenging projects Tangerine Dream came up with. In the words of the late Edgar Froese, “It is impossible to transform ‘The Castle’ into music. That’s why it will never be more than an incomplete and abortive attempt. If we fail, then at least the risk is worth applause.” Whether the album can capture the spirit of the original, everyone must decide for themselves…
- A01Approaching Snowy Village8:16
- A02Odd Welcome6:30
- A03The Untouchable Castle5:52
- B01The Apparently Lunatic Hierarchy4:36
- B02Barnabas The Messenger7:43
- B03Irredeemable Entity7:52
- C01The Implicit Will To Meet Klamm7:09
- C02Desperate Neverending Longing7:33
- D01Surrender And Adaption7:13
- D02A Place Of Mercy6:10