Boomkat Product Review:
Hailed as "a masterpiece" by Nurse With Wound's Steven Stapleton, 'Mu' was recorded at Conny Plank's studio only a few months after the legendary Wired session which ended up on Deutsche Grammofon's Free Improvisation boxset in 1974.
Over the course of one night with Diabolis in Musica Conny Plank (Legendary Kraftwerk producer and notable electronic musician in his own right) at the desk, Michael Ranta, the noted percussionist and engineer for Harry Partch (and longtime collaborator of Jean Claude Eloy) sat down with Mike Lewis, a percussionist who studied under Josef Dvorak, to create a freeform sonic abstraction of sublimely minimal psychedelic improvisation. Limited only by the length of the tapes, they created the four sections of 'Mu' and mixed the whole album down the following morning, with Ranta later adding percussion to 'Mu III'.
Their music is suspended in a timeless, spiritually resonant space, connecting threads and fragments of purely esoteric sonics into an organic matrix of otherworldly shapes and aural apparations, Plank using the studio as an instrument to the very extremes of possibility, imagination, and his own unquestionable talent. The results are genuinely breathtaking, delivering one of the most visceral, abstract and engrossing Krautrock experiences imaginable.
Hugely recommended - an essential purchase.