The first part of Hans-Joachim Roedelius' Selbstportrait (Self-Portrait) series was
originally released under the title 'Sanfte Musik' on Sky Records in 1979. Now,
some forty years later, a new instalment has arrived in the form of an album
entitled 'Wahre Liebe'.
One of the initiators of the Berlin Zodiak Free Arts Lab in 1967, Roedelius went on
to co-found Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia, unleashing a new and free form of
music which, with the benefit of hindsight, can be considered a milestone in the
historical context of Kosmische Musik and Krautrock.
In the late 1970s Roedelius began to increase his activities as a solo artist, building
up an extensive and multifaceted body of work over the ensuing decades. Across
this timeline, the Self-Portrait albums represent an intensely personal and
noteworthy corpus in their own right.