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.

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.