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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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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - The Treasure Box
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 1999

The track "Rückkehr von fernen Zielen", only known as liveversion, can be heard here in the extended studioversion. On of the best tracks by Bernd, in the remastered new edition.
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Bernd Kistenmacher - Un viaggio attraverso l'Italia
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher
P: 2001
This is the recording of the Live performance in Bologna within the year 2000.
Bernd played 2 long pieces in his usual Berlin School sequencer style.
And 2 shorter ones.

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