kptmichigan`s Black Wood out now !!!
Quite some time in the making (8 years. On and Off) and probably / maybe / not the most cohesive kptmichigan (aka Michael Beckett from Super Reverb, Schneider TM, the Beautiful New Born Children, ex-Tuesday Weld etc.) album yet.
7 songs “proper” (ie. with vocals) on the first side, which have been described as being something like a “classic” English pop songwriting (Kinks) and Krautrock interface.
5 instrumentals (ie. no vocals) on the second. No sequencing, lots of guitars which don`t sound like guitars, blurry, sprawling, dubby, hazy, from the hip.
Songs of loss (lots), love (quite a bit) and hope (a tiny bit).
The voice of Cassandre Mixtape curated by Schneider TM
Schneider TM – Guitar Sounds – out now
LP / CD available at: Bureau B
GUITAR SOUNDS is a sonic exploration of the electric guitar and the 2nd part of Schneider TM’s ‘SOUNDS’ album series which started out in 2012 with the release of Construction Sounds on the hamburgarian Label Bureau B. This MWM download version contains the exclusive bonus track TEMPELHOF!
“‘Guitar Sounds’ is a brilliant experimental guitar album; its fine solos are a self-contained world of clang, scrape, and buzz. However, this is not just a micro-study of guitar capabilities; it evokes a range of emotions too: bliss, foreboding, a poignant awe. This is an album generated spontaneously in the moment but worthy of lasting study and reflection.”
“If you thought Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music was tricky, throw your ears into this audio maelstrom. I imagine if Reed, Glenn Philips, Lee Ranaldo, Karlheinz Stockhausen and My Bloody Valentine teamed up to make a charity single, this could be the result – an uncompromising soundtrack to someone handing over a small fortune just to make it stop. Superb stuff.”
“Das aufreizend treffend betitelte Album Guitar Sounds des Ex-Bielefelder Ex-Indierockers Schneider TM etabliert eine weitere Kategorie: eine, bei der die onanistische Stromgitarre dekonstruiert, nämlich gar nicht erst als führendes Instrument eingesetzt wird, sondern der Klangentbindung dient.”
INTERVIEW at THE QUIETUS
NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO CLIP:
LEUDER VAN FROHR OUT NOW
Schneider TM – Elefantenhaut (new official video clip)
Tomoko Nakasato : dance
Takehito Koganezawa : video feedback
Yukikoh Okura : camera & editing
Dirk Dresselhaus : music