Arc, based in India, exclusively focuses on re-releasing rare and sold out music by Klaus Wiese. Previously unreleased material will also be made available. Because of some very critical sound issues on the original releases, all albums were remastered to archive the best sound quality by erasing those errors, which mainly had their source in the restricted recording technologies available at the time. Also, each release comes as a luxurious digipak with completely new artwork.
Klaus´ music has had a massive influence on a lot of Ambient artists you may already know (Oophoi, Mathias Grassow, Tomas Weiss, Jim Cole, Robert Davies and many others). The core of his musical and philosophical visions has led them to expand those sound worlds into new and personal directions in Ambient music. With Arc it´s now possible to "return to this core", to capture the huge importance Klaus´ music had and still has in the present. For all those who aren´t familiar with his work yet, it´s a unique opportunity to explore all of his tremendous and timeless works, now featured with up-to-date sound quality.
Arc is founded by Klaus Wiese & Sanjay Nadeem. They first met in the 80´s through Klaus´ extensive travels to eastern countries and built a deep relationship by sharing a close vision about music, myths and the connection between man and the universe. Starting in the middle 90´s and until Klaus´ passing, Nadeem and Wiese began to build Arc, a huge library/archive of all the albums the artist ever created to help their long-term preservation. As such, one of the main aims of Arc is to avoid potential future issues created by unavailability or the closure of the labels Klaus had or was planning to release later on. Now, 5 years after the sudden loss of Klaus, Sanjay has finally completed the entire catalogue of his sold out and unreleased recordings, to make them gradually available again.
el culto exclusively distributes all Arc releases worldwide. Since we also do this with the Inera label from Ireland, we are happy to announce that we have worked out an agreement with the label managers, Brian (Inera) and Sanjay (Arc), to manufacture the discs for both labels in Ireland. This option improves the logistics of working with both labels, allowing us to efficiently handle disc imports and ensure their availability in our shop.
Arc - The music of Klaus Wiese (Facebook Official)
Arc - The music of Klaus Wiese (Youtube Channel)