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Conrad Schnitzler


Progressive Electronic

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4 stars Unorthodox electronic industrial meditations.

I suppose, this is as close as Conrad Schnitzler, will get to the so visited "New Age" kind of electronic music. But this musician has always kept a safe distance, even from the average "space progressive/electronics", due to his preference for "raw" experimentation, rather than sweetly over-detailed and over-produced recordings. This "trademark" sound, has always distinguished him aside from ALL his Prog/Electronic peers.

In this particular 1981 "CONAL" release, he presents two long timed compositions (around 20 minutes each), in the true manner of TD or K. Schulze famous works. But the resembles stop there. Mr. Schnitzler well aquainted in those years with the ups and downs of technology, never ceased to explore the most "primitive' side of electronics, in the same spirit as the 1930's electronic music pioneers who did not wanted electronic "sounds" to resemble already existing instruments, but be seen and heard as "new" musical instruments. Inevitably, industry and technology developed simultaneously, and so their "sounds".

Conrad Schnitzler music, always stood close to that 1930's ideal. "CONAL" as such is a "minimalistic/epic" effort in this tenor and a perfect excuse to display his talents, merged into two single, long sized compositions, which he fills to the brim with non-musical "sequenced" noises and "atmospheric-like" sounds. The result is astounding as it is dynamic and inviting.... As it leaves you wanting for more. More of this kind of Conrad Schnitzler's electronic "meditations".

****4 PA stars. "Essential" for those who follow this Prog sub-genre!

admireArt | 4/5 |


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