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Conrad Schnitzler / Jörg Thomasius / Lars Stroschen — Tonart Eins
(Tonart Berlin no#, 1992, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1993-12-31

Tonart Eins Cover artTonart is Lars Stroschen’s (AKA Propeller Island) new label and Eins is the first in a series of Tonart CDs by these three Berlin e-music composers. Each composer gets roughly 18 minutes to explore the realms of avant garde e-music and present his ideas. Eins is not really a collaboration, nor is it a compilation. All three composers are on the same wavelength but with unique styles. All three explore the facets of percussive avant garde e-music, with the following differences: Lars bases his pieces around low rumbles and bass, Conrad’s music is “orchestral” metallic percussion accompanied by a madman on chime piano, and Jörg’s music is a “calm” mixture of analog and digital synths. The CD booklet states: “For the following tracks (10 - 12) each composer used exclusively material of this CD composed by the other two.” I think this statement means that, for example, Jörg used excerpts of Lars’ and Conrad’s music on this CD to create a new piece. It is difficult to tell since each track and composer are unparalleled! Eins is powerful digital avant garde e-music in the tradition of Morton Subotnick and Karlheinz Stockhausen. You know you are in for a treat when you pop in the CD and the first three seconds of the opening track by Lars Stroschen “Good Morning Mr. Friend” slams you against the wall! Eins is a successful debut project perfect for the adventurous listener.

Filed under: New releases, 1992 releases

Related artist(s): Jörg Thomasius, Conrad Schnitzler

More info
http://www.propeller-island.de/der_kuenstler/index_en.html

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