Das Verwirrte Schaf
Abstract sound and word collage reflects on the human condition in the 21st century.
"Oh man, where are you going? What is the purpose of your life?" While a private release of just 200 copies (since available as online download), this abstract sound collage with spoken German text is one of the most intensely felt in the HJR discography. Originally performed live at the Osnabruck Festival 1995, Das Verwirrte (The Confused Sheep) is meditation on human existence. It follows the style of his Lieder song cycle but here expanded to the 20-minute length of his Sinfonia Contempora works while recalling the dark illbient of his early Kluster works. For non-German speakers, the instrumentation alone speaks volume of the human quest for meaning in the vast cosmos.