Kistenmacher, Bernd

The Berlin based synthesizer-specialist, who owns also the label: Musique Intemporelle.
Kistenmacher, Bernd
Bernd Kistenmacher + Harald Grosskopf - Characters
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher & Harald Grosskopf
P: 1991

The duo of Bernd Kistenmacher and Harold Grosskopf teamed up in the early 1990s and produced Characters, a studio album, and Stadtgarten Live, a concert recording.
Both albums clearly show how two musicians with different styles and instrumentation can collaborate to create something in a slightly new direction for both of them. Kistenmacher, well known throughout Europe for his hypnotic sequences and textures has found a great team mate in Grosskopf, an experienced drummer and percussionist with strong roots in electronic and progressive music. Characters moves all over the map from mid tempo songs layering sequences and melody with dynamic rhythmic elements to more ambient affairs. Regardless, you will stay interested because each composition shows the benefit of two minds bringing some of their best ideas to bear.
It can be argued that many collaboration projects either create something new and remarkable or something pretty much forgettable with little middle ground in between. Characters is an album in the former category in that you really hear the intertwining of two fine minds.
Kistenmacher has never lacked the ability to create entrancing moods throughout his career; Grosskopf’s presence just brings out new flavors that make the music more easily accessible without losing integrity.

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Antimatter
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 2011
This is the musical interpretation of the "Antimatter" thing by Bernd Kistenmacher.
His usual melodies are played in a more symphonic and more soundtrack feelling way.
„Antimatter” completes Bernd Kistenmacher’s „Trilogy of the Universe“. What started with “Celestial Movements” (a soundtrack for the stars) and continued with “Beyond The Deep” (a musical examination of the question of genesis) gave a certain direction: from huge to small and from the “here and now” to the roots of existence. The Big Bang in the laboratory is the musical theme of “Antimatter”. And it is not any laboratory but the LHC, the Large Hadron Collider. This “world's biggest machine” was built to answer the question of genesis. What happened a picosecond after the Big Bang? Can this moment be re-enacted in the laboratory? To understand it (at least a little bit) he was advised by Rolf Landua, physicist at CERN -  the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva. Protons are being accelerated to speed of light in two antidromic magnetrons and crossed at a destined point to make them collide. Energy becomes matter. They say: opposites attract. Often they destroy each other. Like as if matter and antimatter clash and erase in bright light.
Bernd Kistenmacher always takes human aspects into account in his compositions. How do we behave when we “collide”? Do we complement one another or do we simply exist to erase one another? “Antimatter” cannot give the answer but wants to show the energies which dominate human beings. We all originate from a creative act! Similarly, Bernd Kistenmacher artistically deals with the term “beauty”. What is “beautiful”? He states that even technical processes have a poetic, a beautiful aspect. So, “Antimatter” is not only the music adjusted to a physical experiment but is also the music to a virtual movie which shows nothing else but the beauty of the universe. Energy becomes music. Technical-electronical sound structures alternate with symphonic textures. The music gets more and more compact and powerful up to the moment of collision. The circle is complete. The album ends as it began. With a simple tone similar to a small source of energy. The universe has been created and we are watching the stars again. An eternal cycle?

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Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1999
This is a live recording of Bernds first concert back in 1985 in Berlin at the Berlin Electronic Night. Absolutly analogue Berlin School sequencing without computers, only played at vintage gear synthesizers and modular systems. This music shows the development in Bernds music, because this was the start.
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Best of Best
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1999
This is the recording of the liveconcert held in Best / NL in 1988 during the legendary KLEM Day. Showing Bernd playing two long Berlin School tracks with a lot of vintage synthesizer gear. The long tracks evolve with long intros and then suddenly starting the sequencer with beautiful analogue sequences.

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Beyond the Deep
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 2010
"Beyond The Deep" is a musical fiction. A plea for the conservation of this unique and fragile world. Sometimes threatening. Sometimes phenomenal. And sometimes relaxing.
Who knows what kind of parties will be held at the "black smokers" or in "lost city"? To find out, we should not destroy and exploit. We should do research and take a closer look to understand. The seas and their inhabitants will be greatful...
On closer examination of the deep sea and the oceans, one is especially clear: we actually know very little about what is going on under the surface. Sure, we know how global mechanisms are working (do we really?). We know a (small) part of the species and slowly we begin to understand that the deep-sea habitats, how alien they may seem to us, are important for our own lifes.
However, this unlit and unfamiliar world is widely unexplored. In fact we know more about the stars that surround us, than about the world from which we all seem to originate. Sure, this does not prevent human beings from exploiting existing resources merciless. This does not only concern the overfishing of the oceans or the never-ending thirst for oil. We begin to exploit the seabed of our oceans without mercy. Even the worst environmental disasters do not hinder us to identify new and profitable sources - obviously ignoring any sustainability. A sea floor, for example the manganese nodules have been "combed" remains only scrap value afterwards. Only a second glance shows that there also, in many thousands of meters of the water, life is existing. At least before this “harvest” actions. Where the continental plates are pushed apart by magma flows, therefore, to the ocean ridges, there are so-called "black smokers". Hydrothermal vents, that spit a 400 degrees hot primordial soup. Since a few years, we know, that life is even here! Whole habitats of worms, snails and archaea.

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Celestial Movements
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 2009
It is the International Astronomical Year  and also the year, in which Bernd Kistenmacher will release his 21st solo-album “Celestial Movements”. Inspired by the gigantic and as well phantastic Horizon-Observatory at landscape-park Hoheward, Ruhrgebiet/Germany, the 49 years old native Berliner wrote a soundtrack for the stars, that is incomparable. 
A first foretaste was offered to Bernd Kistenmacher’s fans already end of October 2009 at the cult-club “La Boule Noire” in Paris/France, where he presented his new album to public. The one’s who had expected to be sprinkled with long ago battered sound patterns, has for sure been comfortably disappointed.
Bernd Kistenmacher takes his inspiration from the unexpected and surprises his audience with ever new bridgings between the different soundscapes. His music offers many aspects: once meditative, once classic, once entertaining or bombastic, but sometimes also silent and melancholic. But it is one thing by all means: wonderfully dreamlike. We are sure: the one who enjoyed the exact 68 minutes of this masterpiece will return to the beginning very quickly, because “Celestial Movements” is Bernd Kistenmacher’s so far best solo-album. And that needs to be reheard not only once.

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Compiled Dreams
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1997

This is not just a compilation, it is a short overview of the first 10 years, of the musical work by Bernd Kistenmacher. So rare tracks are compiled here and can be heard for the first time.
For example the track for the KLEM 1989 CD is included, but also different varaitions of known titles. A very good compilation, to get into the music of Bernd, that he did in his first 10 years.
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Contrasts Vol.1
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1998

Here Bernd shows how Berlin School sounds like in his way. Typical Kistenmacher style takes us on a journey thru rhythms and melodies with the analogue touch. The music was composed in september and october 1998 on his famous Technosaurus Modular System. Günter Schickert can also be heard on track 2.
 
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Contrasts Vol.2
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1999

All tracks composed, arranged and performed by Bernd Kistenmacher on  his Technosaurus Modular System in July and August 1999. The second part of the contrasts series offers also 4 long Berlin School tracks.

Here the last copy!

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Disintegration
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 2017
Complete new and unreleased studio-recordings from Bernd Kistenmacher. He plays analogue and digital synthesizers. With special use of Moog Modular synthesizers and sequencers.
A droning filled of smoke evaporates its opaque shell in a multitude of foggy lines which disintegrate and re-form in screams, like the furious shouts of angels of the apocalypse came bury the last vestiges of the mankind. It's throughout this nightmarish din which is shining of intensity that "Disintegrated World" introduces us to the last musical fresco of Bernd Kistenmacher and his very worried look on the direction and the future of our planet. First studio album of Bernd Kistenmacher since Paradise in 2014, “Disintegration” follows the paths of this album with a profoundly cinematic approach where the intensity and the orchestral gravity seems less stifling than Paradise. If "Disintegrated World" is heavy of burden, the opening of "Lost in Time" is all opposite with a fabulous dance of sequenced arpeggios which draw a melody, eater of ears, which loses of its glossiness in the veils of orchestrations soaked of mysteries, of a cloudiness which augments its presence with a dismaying heaviness. The synth lines divide a state of despondency with murmurs of absent voices and especially layers of apocalyptic clarions which clear a sinister perfume, otherwise of anxiety. "Running Backwards" rivets us to our chair with a delicate sequenced pace which dances with its more translucent shadow. Very hypnotic, this movement circulates such as in an allegorical carousel which goes up and goes down with a bewitching mockery. The layers are very aerial and release some little prisms which make the circular movement of the sequencer glitters. "Sand in the Desert" is a short title as intriguing as "Disintegrated World" with voices which whinge in a desert dirtied of dark dusts and by iodized particles. So many vibes and sounds in hardly 180 seconds!

This short track leads us to the wonderful "Reflecting Ice". Its first steps are of an overwhelming heaviness. One would say a huge double bass which has difficulty in filtering its notes. But its movement and its nuances are completely delicious. A bass-drum supports with difficulty this pace with the delicate riffs of a synth and its trap of orchestral mists. Trapped in this double bass, the melody evolves with subtle variations in the tone, as in the movement, bringing even more this delicious lento movement towards our cerebral lands. Wonderful, fascinating and insidiously poignant! Afterward we enter into the very floating, ambiospherical domain of “Disintegration”. Orchestral layers, where float absent voices and tears of cellos of which the slow movements tear up the moods of "On the Edge of Existence", flow like a torrent which dives between our ears. This is poetry written on music partitions! "Frozen Magic" is more linear with a more implosive finale which goes out in silence. Now it's time for the title-track! The introduction of "Disintegration" begins with jingles and overstrung organic beatings, like a fauna of hexapods on total delirium. Powerfu l synth layers, like massive waves of organ, immerse this fauna and takes us by the feelings in order to make us waltz with the unknown. Without rhythm but knotted around violent impulses of layers and this always seductive line of bass, the first minutes of "Disintegration" swallow us in its whirlwind of emotions and in its memories of a session of Paradise. The variations in the multiple arches of the sound waves solidify an interest which increases as soon as our senses seized that the constant crescendo is not only a flash in the pan. One mesmerizing sequence sparkles at the edge of 8 minutes. Its wild blinkings espouse the placidity of a bass pulsations line in order to evaporate as soon as the synth spreads its charms with solos more ethereal than cabalistic. The movement is covered of an attractive hypnotic approach when some chords get stir with the notes of a sitar modelled by the electronic creativity, pushing the finale of “Disintegration” in a phase of domination of the s pecters which will continue to mop the vestiges of our passage on Earth. Hat to you Bernd for another brilliant opus of creativity, intensity and emotionalism!

2017. Sylvain Lupari / synth&sequences.com
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Electronic goes Benefit
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1999

This is the liverecording of the famous track:"Ferne Ziele"  which was performed live 1988 in Berlin. On of the best tracks ever by Bernd Kistenmacher.
The concert was held for benefit the costs of the restauration of the Zeiss-Planetarium.
The encore can be found on the CD " Compiled Dreams".

 
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Head-Visions
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1990

Head Visions is the debut LP of german composer Bernd Kistenmacher. His music is in the direct conitinuation of 70's Berlin space electronic music. Each track features floating, serene, aquatic & epic ambiences based on vintage synthesizers. This first album is really achieved, reaching a high state of maturity, pre-figuring the release of a few little classics. The opening theme is a dreamy-like and melodic composition using extended synth chords, minimal spaced out patterns based on sequencers. This is very closed to Klaus Schulze's late 70's efforts, very calm and lienar, providing powerfully flowing electronic waves that create a charming trip throw the unknown. Quitting Time is a realy hallucinatory, vibrant electronic epic featuring eerie ambiences and moving, repetitive electronic rhythms & hypno loops. Once again it reveals real references to Schulze's majestic abstract soundscapes. La tendresse is the favourite track on this one, a cosmic-proto new agy piece, always bringing to the fore tranquill-spacious synth lines punctuated by conrete noises & effects. The album reissue features a live extract released in 1990 for programmed percussions and epically meditative synthscapes. A pleasant listening that can ravish every fan of 70's kosmische music.

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Head-Visions
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1987 / 2015

Bernd Kistenmacher, born in Berlin in 1960, seen as the pivotal figure in the so-called second Berlin School of electronic music, emulating the first which featured Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and co. Kistenmacher released his first cassette in 1984 and has been making music ever since. Kistenmacher did not like the way electronic music was developing in the Eighties, so he simply bought himself the analogue synthesizers he needed to pursue his passion: "classic" Berlin School par excellence. "Head-Visions" is Kistenmacher's debut album from the year 1986.
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Head-Visions (Vinyl)
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 19
86 / 2012
Remastered
The first "real" solo album by Bernd Kistenmacher from 1986 after the originally on cassette published works "Romantic Times" and "Music From Outer Space". The album comes as a 180g-pressing with gatefold cover.

Head Visions is the debut LP of german composer Bernd Kistenmacher. His music is in the direct conitinuation of 70's Berlin space electronic music. Each track features floating, serene, aquatic & epic ambiences based on vintage synthesizers. This first album is really achieved, reaching a high state of maturity, pre-figuring the release of a few little classics. The opening theme is a dreamy-like and melodic composition using extended synth chords, minimal spaced out patterns based on sequencers. This is very closed to Klaus Schulze's late 70's efforts, very calm and lienar, providing powerfully flowing electronic waves that create a charming trip throw the unknown. Quitting Time is a realy hallucinatory, vibrant electronic epic featuring eerie ambiences and moving, repetitive electronic rhythms & hypno loops. Once again it reveals real references to Schulze's majestic abstract soundscapes. La tendresse is the favourite track on this one, a cosmic-proto new agy piece, always bringing to the fore tranquill-spacious synth lines punctuated by conrete noises & effects.  A pleasant listening that can ravish every fan of 70's kosmische music.

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Head-Visions MI
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1987 / 2014

Bernd Kistenmacher, born in Berlin in 1960, seen as the pivotal figure in the so-called second Berlin School of electronic music, emulating the first which featured Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and co. Kistenmacher released his first cassette in 1984 and has been making music ever since. Kistenmacher did not like the way electronic music was developing in the Eighties, so he simply bought himself the analogue synthesizers he needed to pursue his passion: "classic" Berlin School par excellence. "Head-Visions" is Kistenmacher's debut album from the year 1986.
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Let it Out ! + Compressed Fluid
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 2012
“Let It Out!” was recorded in october 2010 at Ricochet Gathering Festival in Berlin; Germany.
“Compressed Fluid” was recorded in january 2012 as encore for the “Antimatter Live” concert in Planetarium Muenster; Germany.
In August 2010 Vic Rek, Mastermind of „Ricochet Dream“ invited me to participate in his famous „Ricochet Gathering“. This annual festival which takes place at changing locations on this planet was supposed to be something special this time. First, this event celebrated its thenth’s birthday, second, as it reminds of the roots of modern electronic music, 40 years of “Berliner Schule of electronic music” had been achieved (including the famous representatives of this guild). Enough reasons to choose Berlin as venue for this festival, more precisely the well known Schoeneberger City Hall, a place of world political importance.
So, many national and international guests celebrated from October 15th to 18th 2010 in form of sessions, interviews and concerts.
As a personal contribution I composed a song especially for this event, which draws a bow between Berliner Schule Electronics and my current, symphonic motives. This song has been composed and arranged within 8 days. A very spontaneous decision. No deeper consideration. Just letting out what inspired me thinking of “40 years Berliner Schule”. That’s it: “Let It Out!” is an acoustic journey through 40 years of electronic music as it influenced and shaped me. I  hope you will enjoy my music.

Bernd Kistenmacher, Dezember 2010


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Bernd Kistenmacher - Live + Studio Tapes '92
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1992

All titles composed, arranged and performed by Bernd Kistenmacher
Bernd Kistenmacher played all titles live during the Wellenformen Festival in Germany (30-5-92) and the Festival Van Vlaanderen in Belgium (27-06-92)
Track 1 and 3 were recorded in the studio and track 2 and 4 were live recorded.
Some tracks show his usual style of evolving Berlin School style sequences and good baselines. The last track remind to Ashras Belle Alliance.

 
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Music From Outer Space
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1985 / 1999
This is the remastered CD version of Bernd Kistenmachers first release as MC back in 1985.
Two very long tracks with very good analogue synthesizer sounds, that should reflect the Berlin School style of Klaus Schulze at the mid 70ies, now within the music of Bernd.
It was the recording of his second Braunschweig concert back in taht year.

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Bernd Kistenmacher - Outlines
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1991

Bernd Kistenmacher plays: Korg M1, Korg Wavestation, Waldorf Microwave, Hohner HS1, Casio VZ 10 M, Minimoog, Korg Mono/Poly, Oberheim OB-xa, ARP Odyssey.

Bernd Kistenmacher is one of the new generation of German electronic musicians who has produced three works that should well qualify him to take on the mantle of the Klaus Schulze of the nineties. Outlines is his most recent, and features four lengthy compositions blending analog and digital synthesizers to realize a set of spacy, melodic works that probably compare well with Schulze classics such as Audentity. The mood varies from spacy synth textures to aggressive passages with strong rhythm, to make for varied listening. In short, if you enjoy the works of Klaus Schulze, you could do worse than add this disc to your collection.

 
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Paradise
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 2014

Bernd Kistenmacher reflects the beauty of the earth with his follow up release after Utopia.
Tracks that catch your ear, but don't forget to save the earth.
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