Amazing, out-of-nowhere limited LP reissue of this mind-blowing 1974 German private press/higher mind masterpiece: up there with the work of LaMonte Young, Charlemagne Palestine, Bo Anders Persson and Folke Rabe, Planes is an amazing set of intense heavy-meta drone violence, Schickert/Gottsching/Fripp-styled echo guitar hypnosis and DIY holy music ala Wickham-Smith/Youngs. The first side has to be heard to be believed, with the duo using electric organ, synth, tapes and vocals to erect a monolithic metal drone that feels like a true flesh/metal organism with a deep pulse and the feel of self-generating energy which Rogman then sings along with ala The Theatre Of Eternal Music’s hymns to wave forms, w/an awkward/beatific voice that soon takes over the music, transforming the electronic mass feel to the point that it sounds like we are listening to some kind of profound early liturgical music for dosed northern tribes. It’s phenomenal, DIY minimalism hardwired for devotional excess. The flip takes its somewhere else entirely, with Curten – who looks like a member of The Shadow Ring on the back – playing electric guitar in an obsessively clipped and repetitive style while Rogmans plays electric organ, synthesizer and tapes, storming the blasted terrain of “Swastika Girls” with long blank tones and the kind of feel for maximalist brain-dazzling F/X that would marry Lake, Coxhill and Morgan-Fisher’s Slow Music, MEV’s Friday and the more zoned Ashtray Navigations sides. An incredible weirdo one-off and quite possibly reissue of the year to date, make your move, very highly recommended!