Schneider TM & Kptmichigan : Earsugar Jukebox 7″

Now available at bandcamp as part of the ::: MirrorWorldMusic Archives ::: project :

When Schneider TM was touring the world as a live trio, Dirk Dresselhaus and Michael Beckett (aka Kptmichgan) recorded tracks for two singles that were released under modified project names in 2004 and 2005 within a 7″ series on the Irish label Earsugar and are now available for the first time in digital format.

The Schneider TM Experience: Psychedelic Queen (2004), featuring then live drummer Mek Obaam on electronic percussion, was supposed to be the 2nd part of an ongoing series of cover versions of famous songs by British pop bands that started out with The Light 3000, a cover of the Smiths’ There’s A Light That Never Goes Out in 1999, and combines Queen‘s Don’t Stop Me Now with a minimal yet complex and dubby electronic harshness that was dedicated to Alan Vega and Martin Rev of Suicide. The B side, titled Uh Yeah, Baby!, is an acid noise meditation based on audio interface feedback + voice & percussion and dedicated to Jimi Hendrix.

Dr. DrekMore Time / Rush Moon (2005) are early parts of a mostly still-unreleased bunch of recordings under the Dr. Drek moniker that are based on a core of minimalist and krautrock-inspired rhythm machine tracks as well as improvisations during rehearsals for live shows. A different version of More Time also found its way on the Schneider TM album Skoda Mluvit as the opener in 2006.

Schneider TM at MWM / / Kptmichigan at MWM