Conrad Schnitzler was a legendary electronic music composer who passed away in 2011. Four years beforehand, he collaborated with a young fellow German musician called Bernhard Wöstheinrich, who was well over 30 years his junior. The collaboration produced one hour-long track which builds, grinds, throbs and swells in a way that is abrasive, yet pleasant. The …
Legendary Can bassist and recording engineer Holger Czukay passed away today. He was 79 years old. Pitchfork Magazine reports about his passing here. Many thanks to my friend, Michael Schneider, for posting this video, which we share in Holger’s honor. Rest in peace.
Musik Aus Dem Schattenreich is an avant-progressive masterpiece by German electronic music composer Peter Fröhmader’s band Nekropolis.
Cranioclast were from Hagen, Germany, and were one of the most interesting of the German cassette label projects I used to collect. They ventured into making a couple of vinyl records and CDs, but then disappeared into the ether. They’re a group crying out for a reissue campaign, definitely.
Berghain, February 3d at 10 pm Iancu DUMITRESCU Ana – Maria AVRAM HYPERION INTERNATIONAL Tim HODGKINSON, Yoni SILVER Tijana STANKOVIC, Diana MIRON, Zsolt SÖRÉS, Albert MARKOS, Andrei KIVU, Shmil FRANKEL, Laurenţiu COŢAC, Guillaume OLLENDORFF Cătălin MATEI, Gilly MOCANU, Colin HACKLANDER, Eduard GABIA special guest Stephen O’MALLEY Program: Iancu Dumitrescu “Quasar light” (I) – (II)- (III) …
I’ve yet to hear a bad track from Kraftwerk. Thanks the my incredible friends on my Facebook feed who pointed me to this lilting piece of electronic music.
Fine, heavy, expansive Krautrock from one of the better German bands of the era, 2066 (Twenty Sixty Six) and Then.
Extremely sad news today. The Quietus reports that Dieter Moebius, one-half of the legendary Cluster, along with Hans-Joachim Roedelius, a collaborator with Michael Rother in their Harmonia project, as well as Brian Eno, and a source of influence for so many musicians who delved into making electronic music, passed away today at the age of …
This is about as fresh as it gets for classical music. Orion a new composition by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, debuted at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 17, 2015. The piece is conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada for hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony. The recording makes for wonderful listening.
A warm thanks to Praveer Bea for kindly posting this wonderful slab of minimal, crunchy rhythm, courtesy of Alva Noto and Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio working under the monicker of Ø. If you wish to pick up this album, Mikro Makro, go here.