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. 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

Bernhard Wöstheinrich – Live in Düsseldorf 2005

Recorded live to 2-track in Düsseldorf on 31/12/2005
Played Live by Bernhard Wöstheinrich

released January 5, 2006

Recording engineer: Uwe Brameier
Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter

Artwork: Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Live in Düsseldorf is a recording of a house concert at Uwe Brameier’s place. Uwe is a long-time supporter of my music, but also the founder and main figure behind modul303.com; a German radio station specializing in electronic music of all kinds.

This music was composed and arranged entirely in real time, using the live looping method, where musical phrases can be recorded spontaneously during the performance without interrupting the ongoing flow. Loops of recorded phrases can be played back together and combined into complex polyphonic arrangements.
Live in Düsseldorf was still performed without a computer, so it had to be done within the limitations of the given hardware on which it was performed on (EMU XL7; BOSS VF-1).

Another notable feature was the use of a ZTar as a general input device, instead of an usual keyboard.