Category: Music

UNEARTHING THE MUSIC: Sound and Creative Experimentation in Non-democratic Europe

Grupa w Składzie

Grupa w Składzie — the ephemeral group of the Polish experimental music scene. It is known as one of the first hippie bands in Poland, but it should rather be appreciated for the role it played on the Polish art scene during the 70s. Founded ca. 1970/71 in Warsaw, the group was associated with conceptual …

Heinz & Franz – Alle Aufnahmen (klangFarBe)

Frank Bretschneider is a Berlin-based musician, composer and video artist, known for his “precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach” (Resident Advisor). While best known for being one of the founders of Raster-Noton, one of today’s best regarded experimental electronic music labels, Bretschneider was also the founder of the now extinct klangFarBe label, …

Quarantaine – “The Strategy of the Cross Cut-Up Piano” EP (CSIndustrial 1982 – 2010)

QUARANTAINE was an ephemerous collaboration between Jaroslav Palat and Slavek Kwi, active in the early 80ties in Prague, former Czechoslovakia. “The Strategy of the Cross Cut-Up Piano” was recorded in Prague in 9th November 1985, and originally “self-published” on Kwi’s own “On The Way To The Second Sun” cassette in 1985. As with other Quarantaine …

Mama Bubo Interview (Jupiter08)

The Prague-based label Endless Illusion’s second release of their Jupiter08 project (dedicated to music made in Czechoslovakia during the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic) is Máma Bubo’s electronic classic “Planeta Haj”. Read on below to find out more about the band and the Jupiter08 project.  Mama Bubo – Planeta Haj (2017 Reissue) [JUP002] by Endless Illusion   There are …

AG Geige – Trickbeat (klangFarBe)

Frank Bretschneider is a Berlin-based musician, composer and video artist, known for his “precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach” (Resident Advisor). While best known for being one of the founders of Raster-Noton, one of today’s best regarded experimental electronic music labels, Bretschneider was also the founder of the now extinct klangFarBe label, …

KWI – Blue ReReverie (CSIndustrial 1982-2010)

Slavek Kwi is a sound-artist, composer and researcher interested in the phenomena of perception as the fundamental determinant of relations with reality. Born in former Czechoslovakia, he began his work as a visually-based artist, and then became increasingly interested in sound and space using natural acoustics, found sound, recorded sound and computer generated sound structures. Blue …

M.I.O.S. – Live at Festival of Industrial Music, Prague 1989 (CS Industrial 1982-2010)

A mysterious duo consisting of two industrial performers (D.U. and B), M.I.O.S is a crucial part of a specific chapter in the history of Czechoslovakian extreme music of the second half of the 80’s. Simple ritual aesthetics, noisy tapes, intensive work with metal and iron material, noises and abusing musical and non-musical instruments are the …

Kriminelle Tanzkapelle – Glückliche Jahre (klangFarBe)

Frank Bretschneider is a Berlin-based musician, composer and video artist, known for his “precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach” (Resident Advisor). While best known for being one of the founders of Raster-Noton, one of today’s best regarded experimental electronic music labels, Bretschneider was also the founder of the now extinct klangFarBe label, …

Frank Bretschneider’s “Scombermix” (klangFarBe)

Frank Bretschneider is a Berlin-based musician, composer and video artist, known for his “precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach” (Resident Advisor). While best known for being one of the founders of Raster-Noton, one of today’s best regarded experimental electronic music labels, Bretschneider was also the founder of the now extinct klangFarBe label, …

Omnibus – “Israels – Rhythmus” (1980 – 1985)

Prague-based label Endless Illusion (through their Jupiter08 project) has recently released a compilation of material by 80’s Czechoslovak experimental group The Omnibus Band, featuring two of their releases “Israels” and “Rhythmus”. Read on below to find out more about the band and the Jupiter08 project. The Omnibus Band was founded by Jarda Zjpt and Petr Dikan …