Category Archives: release

Conrad Schnitzler & Bernhard Wöstheinrich – 20070709

Conrad Schnitzler (1937 – 2011) has been a prolific German experimental musician, he has been a major, though reclusive, figure on the European music scene since the late 1960s. Schnitzler was an early member of Tangerine Dream (1969 – 1970) and a founder of the band Kluster. He left Kluster in 1971, first working with his group Eruption and then focusing on solo works.

Bernhard met Conrad to do an interview for the German KEYBOARDS magazine in 2007.
There was an instant connection between the two, so Conrad gave Bernhard 4 CDs to to work on, i.e. to produce a new record from the source material.

The re-mix was done using an automatic self-referential audio process, the result of which was slightly re-arranged by Wöstheinrich afterwards.

A compelling abstract 62 minute landscape of industrial beauty.

credits

released January 1, 2009


conrad schnitzler: source recordings 00/079, 00/186, 00/194, 00/223bernhard wöstheinrich: interactive remixing

mastered by markus reuter

centrozoon – Vacuum Love, Vol. 5 (Archive Series)

Vacuum Love, Vol. 1-5 is the first batch of centrozoon’s archival releases. It was recorded live to 2-track DAT in and around October 1998, years before centrozoon released their first official album. The music is presented as is, uncensored. These sessions (some of which were recorded live in the studio, some live on stage) hint unmistakably at what was to come.

We’re proud to finally being able to present this music in its entirety. There are some technical flaws with some of the recordings, but we’ve left them untouched in order to not mess with the flow of the improvisations. This music is the seed of centrozoon as we know it.

credits

released December 5, 2007

markus reuter – touch guitars, processing
bernhard wöstheinrich – synthesizers, sequencers

cover artwork by maria garofalo
layout by bernhard wöstheinrich

centrozoon – Vacuum Love, Vol. 2 (Archive Series)

Vacuum Love, Vol. 1-5 is the first batch of centrozoon’s archival releases. It was recorded live to 2-track DAT in and around October 1998, years before centrozoon released their first official album. The music is presented as is, uncensored. These sessions (some of which were recorded live in the studio, some live on stage) hint unmistakably at what was to come.

We’re proud to finally being able to present this music in its entirety. There are some technical flaws with some of the recordings, but we’ve left them untouched in order to not mess with the flow of the improvisations. This music is the seed of centrozoon as we know it.

credits

released December 2, 2007

markus reuter – touch guitars, processing
bernhard wöstheinrich – synthesizers, sequencers

cover artwork by maria garofalo
layout by bernhard wöstheinrich

centrozoon – Vacuum Love, Vol. 4 (Archive Series)

Vacuum Love, Vol. 1-5 is the first batch of centrozoon’s archival releases. It was recorded live to 2-track DAT in and around October 1998, years before centrozoon released their first official album. The music is presented as is, uncensored. These sessions (some of which were recorded live in the studio, some live on stage) hint unmistakably at what was to come.

We’re proud to finally being able to present this music in its entirety. There are some technical flaws with some of the recordings, but we’ve left them untouched in order to not mess with the flow of the improvisations. This music is the seed of centrozoon as we know it.

credits

released December 4, 2007

markus reuter – touch guitars, processing
bernhard wöstheinrich – synthesizers, sequencers

cover artwork by maria garofalo
layout by bernhard wöstheinrich

The Redundant Rocker – Collider

Described as ‘Fat Boy Slim meets Brian Eno’, The Redundant Rocker is a project designed to confound conventional expectations.

Creating a world in which twisted sounds compete with straight beats and crafted melodies, “Collider” gleefully combines pop sensibilities with experimental production techniques.

Regarded by Wöstheinrich as coming across like “a best and worst of the last 30 years in music,” The Redundant Rocker’s uniquely infectious charms are evident throughout this impressive debut release.

Collider is also available as a CD in a wonderful digipak with glossy finish

credits

Music written, arranged and played by The Redundant Rocker.
Mastered by Modo Bierkamp & Markus Reuter.
Produced by The Redundant Rocker.
Design studioflokati.de
Artwork by Bernd Thiele berndthiele.de

VIDEOS

We Are Not Afraid

Concept and Realization: Bernd Thiele
Camera: Astrid Rieger
Actress: Katrin Einert

Nuved
Camera: Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Video Edit: Bernd Thiele

Special thanks to Markus Reuter, Rene Stieger, Modo Bierkamp, Roberto Duse, Tom Reiss, Tom Redecker, Friedel Muders, Tim Bowness, Ian Boddy,  and Bernd Thiele.