Out now on Bureau b, an incredible project that combines sonic exploration and modern electronic music. Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011), composer and concept artist, is one of the most important representatives of Germany’s electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlin’s legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a member of Tangerine Dream (together with Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese) and Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and also released countless solo albums. Pyrolator, born Kurt Dahlke in 1958, co-founder of the legendary German label and publisher Ata Tak, member of various seminal post-punk bands such as D.A.F. and Der Plan, also released solo albums under his artist name from 1979 onwards.
Con-Struct was born out of a fusion of past works and present ideals. Schnitzler liked to embark on daily excursions through the sonic diversity of his synthesizers. Finding exceptional sounds with great regularity, he preserved them for use in combination with each other in subsequent live performances. He thus amassed a vast sound archive of his discoveries over time. When the m=minmal label in Berlin reissued two Conrad Schnitzler albums at the outset of the 2010 decade, label honcho Jens Stru¨ver was granted access to this audio library. Stru¨ver came up with the idea of con-structing new compositions, not remixes, from the archived material. On completion of the first Con-Struct album, he decided to develop the concept into a series, with different electronic musicians invited into Schnitzler’s unique world of sound. Andreas Reihse (Kreidler) was responsible for the second instalment in 2013 and Stru¨ver chose solo artist Kurt Dahlke, alias Pyrolator (and one third of Der Plan), to assume Conrad Schnitzler’s mantle for the next.
The result is a beautifully harmonious marriage of avant-garde sonic works and progressive, sophisticated production value. Pyrolator's use of Schnitzler's sounds fuses wonderfully with his unique brand of modern, experimental electronic music. The Brvtalist is pleased to present the first official video of the project titled "289-5". Piecing together archival footage and visual art, the video acts as a great companion piece to the track:
This is a great, high concept album that successfully looks to the past to progress even more in to the future. For more information, please visit Bureau b.