Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut--Part XXXII: Robots of Leisure

In our continuing look at the glimmerlight's last days we move on to the saga of Ralf Tohde. Tohde was another of the later models signed to Sky Records in the mid-80s. The advent of the yellow crystals brought about a time of great relaxation. It was not uncommon to find the 'droids taking naps, or watching a football match on a Saturday afternoon, sipping on an ice cold beer.

As the yellow crystals began to be the driving force behind these later models (we called them "chicken jobs"), the music they created became less icy, more soaring, but ultimately no less beautiful. Check out Tohde's "Hour of Leisure" from his LP Silent Departure by clicking on the title of this post. The LP is another classic from the late-glimmerlight era. This tune makes me feel like I'm flying through the clouds, or driving my light cycle convertible, with the hood up, through the forest of yellow crystals back to the Ash Ra Temple.


ApeDog said...

After yesterdays immersion into four volumes of Sauerkraut, I am finally seeing the world through blue crystal lenses.

Sadly, I think I had my first encounter with a yellow crystal yesterday.

Anonymous said...

yellow crystals suck.