TaboTago – Sessions 009 – 20211217 Corroding Modernism

A studio session recorded on December 17, 2021, Berlin, Germany.
The session was recorded in one go, with no overdubs and no pre-arrangements.

With this release we are referring to “Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin” (abbreviated ICC Berlin), one of the largest conference centres in the world. It is 320 metres long, 80 metres wide and 40 metres high. It opened in 1979 as sort of a counterpart to another iconic futuristic building in Berlin, the Palace of the Republic, which had opened only three years before.

The ICC Berlin is a landmark of German post-war architecture, in which the spirit of an optimistic modernism is very present.

But if you look at the building up close now, the corrosion is already pretty obvious. In addition to that, the whole building is contaminated with asbestos. It seems that it became a symbol of decay of the promises for a better future that we were once given.


TaboTago is all about experimenting, playing and performing electronic music together. A lot of material has been created during live concerts and recording sessions over the past years, still ongoing in the present.
We are making this material available to our audience in a TaboTago Sessions Series. The music presented here was played mostly under live conditions or similar.

We sincerely hope you will enjoy the time listening to our musical diary… or more timely put, to TaboTago’s audio blog!

Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer
Leander Reininghaus – Guitar, Synthesizer, Electronics
Andreas von Garnier – Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer

Mixed and edited by Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Mastered by Markus Reuter

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