Schneider TM – Construction Sounds – out now
LP / CD available at: Bureau B
This is an album based on field recordings of construction sites that i made between 2001 and 2009 whilst living and working in one of the most vibrant renovation areas of Berlin. The idea for this project came along when i realised that my own, mostly improvised electronic music started to imitate the sounds and structures of the construction sites that i was surrounded by for so many years, up to 15 hours a day, 6 days a week and which drove me to the brink of mental meltdown every once in a while. To keep sane, i started recording and kind of enjoying the sounds and patterns which the construction workers were creating and realised that they consciously or unconciously also used their tools as sound devices and even reacted to each other in ways which could be perceived as improvised music.
On this album i combined some of these moments with my own electronic recordings from that time. I did not edit, process and arrange the music too much, because i wanted these original moments, which were played by the unknown working men and which sometimes reach something that i would call cosmic music, to be heard.
Schneider TM – Cäcilie Awestruck
20.11.-21.11.: Dirk Dresselhaus (Schneider TM, Angel), Ilpo Väisänen (Angel, Pan sonic), Michael Beckett (Kptmichigan, Schneider TM), Ronald Lippok (To Rococo Rot, Tarwater), Tomoko Nakasato (JINN) will play 24 hours nonstop concert (16:11 h – 16:11 h) generated with Heinrich von Kleist’s biomass at Kleistfestival / Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin + a drone concert (00:00 h – 01:00 h) on 3 churchorgans in a nearby church.
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ANGEL – 26000
The 5 tracks describe the last period of a 26000 years long cycle that leads to a new situation on this planet.
26000 was recorded between 2008 and 2010 at Construction Site Studios in Berlin & Ilpo’s cottage in Karttula, Finland and features guest appearences by Hildur Gudnadottir, BJ Nilsen and Oren Ambarchi.
The repertoire of the instruments is very wide: glassbowls, metal objects, pieces of wood, grass, birds, dragonflies, lake echo, smoking box and the regular electronic equipment as well as acoustic instruments.
It’s all good in the tummy, bwoys, because the Black Sabbath parts were totally AC/DC.
” nothing is wider than empty things ” (francis bacon)
” time is the accident of accidents ” (epi kuros)
DAMO SUZUKI & SOUND CARRIERS
Damo Suzuki (ex Can) + Ilpo Väisänen (ex Pan sonic, Angel) + Dirk Dresselhaus (SchneiderTM, Angel) + Michael Beckett (Kptmichigan, Super Reverb) + Claas Großzeit (Saal-C) + Tomoko Nakasato (JINN)