Formed by multi-instrumentalists Hans Reffert ('Flute') and Hans Brandeis ('Voice') in Mannheim in 1969, the Flute & Voice duo discographic debut was issued on Pilz that same year. Their second album was originally recorded in 1973, but it remained unreleased for 22 years until Jack Wieber Records issued it on CD in 1995 as part of a two album CD (along with debut Imaginations Of Light). It was recently also made available on the vinyl format at long last through Wah Wah Records.
But some more material was composed in 1974/1975 and recorded, albeit never going further than the demo stage. Those old tapes showed a further evolution from the previous recordings. They had, of course, the same basic concept, but more intrinticate structures and technical challenges were taken. When Brandeis and Reffert met in 1995 to prepare the reissue of Imaginations Of Light plus Hallo Rabbit on CD they rescued these tapes and chose the best tracks to re-record them in a professional studio.
This was done between February and June of 1996 and the results conform Drachenlieder, an album that does not pale in comparison to its predecessors, and one that you wouldn't have thought was recorded in the '90s as it keeps the excitement, feeling and sound of their 70's recordings. Housed in a cover drawn by Hans Reffert himself.