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.
released December 4, 2007
markus reuter – touch guitars, processing bernhard wöstheinrich – synthesizers, sequencers
cover artwork by maria garofalo layout by bernhard wöstheinrich
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.