Boomkat Product Review:
"Another gem from the legendary krautrock era: Guenter Schickerts 2nd album. originally released on Sky records in 1979. The music: Psychedelia with a "kosmische" touch, influenced by Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream etc. Lengthy pieces with complex layers of rhythmic-harmonic sequences, expansive echoes and reverberation and extrapolated improvisations. In spite of the clearly discernible influence of music from the so-called Berlin school (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Temple etc.), Schickert is anything but a copycat. Schickert concentrated on pursuing his own ideas and pushing the boundaries of his remarkable aural creations. He is at pains to emphasize that, unlike almost all of his contemporaries, he did not use any synthesizers; his instruments are the electric guitar, his own studio with a multi-track tape machine and a comfortable arsenal of effects. Similar experiments had also been attempted by Manuel Gottsching ("Inventions For Electric Guitar") and Achim Reichel, but without stretching the multi-faceted nature of their music to the point of microtonality. His own take on minimalism places him closer to the likes of Steve Reich and Glen Branca, free from the reach of Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. Schickert's use of concrete sounds and his completely autonomous way of working in his own studio presaged a stage of development more readily associated with the early 1980s. In 1979 the album was a statement of a virtuosic outsider, a guitarist and sound sculptor whose musical visions transgressed the level of expectation of a potential audience, detached from the electronic mainstream. Gunter Schickert was one of the protagonists who furthered the development of experimental pop music from the outer margins. The reissue of 'Uberfallig' was, in a word, overdue. - Asmus Tietchens"