Schneider TM has crafted an album from archival sounds made by late , great Conrad Schnitzler as portion of the Con-Struct series. The initial track, to be released from it, ‘Doozer’, is streaming exclusively on Gigwise under.
As far as band credits in German music go, Conrad Schnitzler is the coolest. He was an early member of Kraut pioneers Tangerine Dream (1967-68), founded Kluster, went on to form Eruption ahead of going solo. Additionally he co-founded the Zodiak Free Arts Lab in West Berlin in 1969, a subculture club which experimental forms of music. Without having Conrad Schnitzler’s visionary method to electronic avant garde there’s no doubt the world would be a duller spot.
Sadly, Schnitzler passed away in 2011 but his legacy is going to persevere for generations. 1 of the brilliant techniques in which he can preserve providing is that throughout his life, Schnitzler explored the sonic diversity on his synthesizers and documented these exceptional sounds in an archive.
At the begin of the 2010 decade musician Jens Strüver was allowed to discover the archive and opted not to remix but to create new composition from the sounds. As the producer of the Con-Struct series, he’s invited distinct collaborators and developed a series of records already.
This is the first time, although, that Schnieder TM , real name is Dirk Dresselhaus, a musician who began out in indie bands ahead of turning his hand to electronic music in 1997, has been introduced as a collaborator. And what an extraordinary job he’s carried out on ‘Doozer’. The way he’s mixed these sounds and the options of samples from the gorgeous source material employed are incredible. It has a totally intense, immersive high quality and is among the most inspired, arresting electronic compositions we’ve heard in a long time.
Dresselhaus’ positive attitude evidently played a element: “I am extremely pleased and honored to be invited to do an album for the Con-Struct series and wanted to do something particular and genuine,” he says in the press release.
His strategy provides it a really feel that is really a lot in line with the cost-free spirit of the Zodiak Club: “I designed a musical situation as if we were actually collaborating together in the very same space, with Conrad playing his pre-recorded sound-files or modular method and me dubbing and processing it live on the fly… practically as if it was a live-concert scenario […] There are no other sounds on this record except for ones designed by Schnitzler, sent through my technique and processed reside.”
Dresselhaus became extremely involved in the posthumous collaboration and it’s evident he’s nonetheless touched by the knowledge and provides an insight into the emotional experience it entailed: “During the sessions I had the feeling of becoming in a conversation with him. And when I met his widow, Gisela Schnitzler, she told me that they still speak each evening, far more than 5 years right after his death, and that he’s still about for sure. So, Conrad, thanks a lot for this encounter!”
A complete album of these mind bending compositions will be out physically and digitally from 18 November by way of exceptional German label Bureau B. We will not let you overlook.