Schnitzler, Conrad

Conrad Schnitzler (b. Düsseldorf, 1937) is a prolific German experimental musician. Schnitzler has been a major, though reclusive, figure on the European music scene since the late 1960s. Schnitzler was an early member of Tangerine Dream (1969–1970) and a founder of the band Kluster. He left Kluster in 1971, first working with his group Eruption and then focusing on solo works. He continued to record from his home studio in Dallgow, Germany.
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Conrad Schnitzler + Pole - Con-Struct

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler + Pole
P: 2017

The German pioneer of electronic music Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) amassed a vast archive of sounds  for use in combination with each other in live performances. In 2011 the idea came up of con-structing new compositions, not remixes, from this material. The Con-Struct series was born. This release features con-structions by Pole.

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Conrad Schnitzler + Pyrolator - Con-Struct

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler + Pyrolator
P: 2015

The German pioneer of electronic music Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011) amassed a vast archive of sounds for use in combination with each other in live performances. In 2011 the idea came up of con-structing new compositions, not remixes, from this material. The Con-Struct series was born. Our release features con-structions by Pyrolator, co-founder of the legendary German label Ata Tak, solo artist and member of various seminal post-punk bands such as D.A.F. and Der Plan. "My prime objective was to present a side of Conrad which I had always heard in his music but one which often goes unnoticed: a darker, technoid side. Conrad has always been one of the great pioneers of classic Berlin techno music", says Pyrolator. Convince yourself!

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Conrad Schnitzler + Steve Schroyder - Minced Valves

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler + Steve Schroyder
P: 1977 / 2010
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Lost sessions from 1977 with Patrick Gresbek. Composed by Conrad Schnitzler, Patrick Gresbek (track: 4 to 8), Steve Schroyder (track: 4 to 8)

Extinct orders of the Class Bivalvia (From the lost tapes of 1977).

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Conrad Schnitzler + Wolfgang Seidel - 10 kW/h

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler & Wolfgang Seidel
P: 2010
Limited edition of 150
10 Hours of previously unreleased music on 10 CDs (not CDrs).
These hidden gems were recently discovered by Wolfgang and brushed off to finally see the light of day. The quality of the music is a high quality production that sounds superb.
Historic Archive of recodings by Konrad and Wolf from 1973-1977.
Limited to 150 box sets with custom USB containing 11th hour (11 kW/h) and some special info files. Handnumbered.

Here the last copies!
 

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Conrad Schnitzler - 00/44

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1993
The record mainly consists of very random, slowly progressing synthesizer sounds and notes which supposedly sound 'eerie' and 'dramatic'. It does not have any chord progressions nor arpeggios, just eerie notes with eerie, dissonant intervals.

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Conrad Schnitzler - 00/830 Endtime

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 2012

The last work made by Schnitzler, finished a few days before he died. 36 tracks throughout 40 years of electronic music.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Blau

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1974 / 2012

Originally released in 1974 in an edition of 500 copies, this, along with the three Kluster albums as well as Conrad's album Rot constitute not only some of the rarest albums of the now highly sought-after "kraut-rock" scene, but also some of the most extreme musically. More rhythmical than the previous Rot, this CD contains a bonus track from the same time period not on the original LP.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Con 3

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1981 / 2012
With his sixth regular album, released in 1981, the avant-garde artist/musician Conrad Schnitzler seemed to dive deeper into "commercial territory" (he even sings!). "Con 3" might have sounded rather disconcerting to Schnitzler listeners at the time. He dared to attempt a balancing act between the high artistic aspirations of the avant-garde and the more entertainment-driven nature of pop music. Many had tried their luck at this tour de force and failed, not least because they lacked the necessary credibility. Not Schnitzler. He remained true to himself, and hence retained his credibility, integrating his new experiences and information resources wisely and creatively into his idiosyncratic and unmistakable music. Our reissue comes with liner notes, rare photos and six bonus tracks

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Conrad Schnitzler - Con 85

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1985 / 2009
Limited edition of 1000 copies. "Remastered & Miniature LP Cover Series" and "The 80's Works Series". Insert with Japanese and English liner notes.
Original release: private release, Transmitter Cassetten TC133/134 (Germany, 1985).
Digitally remastered at Peace Music Tokyo, Japan 2009.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Con Brio

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1993
LTD 1000
This is the typical Schnitzler style.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Con-Struct

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 2011
A completely new work from the pioneer of electronic music. Conrad Schnitzler is a sound explorer. For many years, he has been on expeditions, journeys through his collection of electronic synthesizers almost every day. Sounds he liked has been conserved on tape and stored in his sound library. The result is a huge library of audio files, he calls them “solen”. “Borngräber & Struever” have got the chance to examine that library and started to con-struct new pieces out of the hidden gems. These are not remixes but new compositions. None of the sound combinations were thought or heard before. The 8 tracks form an album independent of any trend and therefore it becomes a real acoustic environment for everyone.
The album was produced at Studio Wannsee. To give the album more authenticity, the complete audio processing was done using analog equipment. They not only used many classics among the finest synthesizers and outboard equipment, but also custom built tube gear. The icing on the cake are the tubes used from the 60's, which bought Christian Borngräber on a trip through the Atacama desert in a small radio repair business in the city of Calama. Thanks to the desert climate even the packaging of the tubes looked as new.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Congratulacion

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1987 / 2014
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. On "Congratulacion" (originally released 1987 on the small spanish label Esplendor Geometrico) Schnitzler experimented with the Yamaha CX5 synthesizer, new on the market. The results were surprisingly structured and harmonious for Schnitzler.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Conrad + Sohn

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1981 / 2013
“Conrad & Sohn” (1981) is a joint project featuring Conrad and his son Gregor. Each recorded one side of the album using the same equipment. Conrad Schnitzler is undoubtedly one of the founding fathers of German electronica. And his son, Gregor Schnitzler, matched the father’s extraordinary level of creative output. They appear to have settled any musical differences amicably. After all, how else could they have “shared” an LP released by Conrad Schnitzler himself? One half of “Conrad & Sohn” features music by Conrad Schnitzler, the other his son Gregor. Two mini albums on one disc, so to speak. An ideal opportunity to compare them.
Judging by the similarities in sound, Gregor clearly had access to his father’s music equipment, but the way he uses electronics and his voice could not be more different. Industrial (e.g. Cabaret Voltaire) influences are apparent. The dry minimalism of German New Wave (NDW) also left its mark on him. A sense of the end of days in some places gives way to highly charged hysteria in others. For young, modern musicians
in the frontline city of West Berlin, a mix of depression and anger was the natural prerequisite for their uncomplicated, unsentimental and yet emotional music. And the “No Future” claim had not yet lost its validity. Gregor unequivocally took sides; he was with the young. Conrad’s music on this album also shows some signs of contemporary influence. As a veteran of the avant-garde and an experienced performance artist, he adopted a different aesthetic stance to that of his son Gregor. Leaving the bleak, cryptic text of the first track aside, Conrad speaks to the knowledgeable listener in a familiar musical
language: sequencer shapes with no end and no beginning, then an uncommonly humorous miniature with a Donald Duck voice, followed by electronic particles travelling from anywhere to who knows where. Total abstraction. Father and son certainly offer up drastically opposing musical concepts to our ears.
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Conrad Schnitzler - Consequenz

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1980 / 2012

"Consequenz" is Schnitzler’s first collaboration with another musician since the days of Kluster long before. In Wolfgang Seidel, a.k.a. Wolf Sequenza, he found someone who not only understood the “Schnitzler" principle but was able to expand on it with his own input. Seidel, like Schnitzler, had started early with the development of an alternative language of music, away from the mainstream. Schnitzler actually went a step further: with the best educational intentions, he supplied a schematic drawing to go with "Consequenz", illustrating in detail how his music “functions”, which instruments and equipment he used and how the various elements are interconnected. It is rare for an electronic artist to lay his cards quite so openly on the table, thus prompting the demystification of this new music.
"Consequenz" conveys twelve remarkably short pieces. Remarkable in the sense that Schnitzler’s early solo works (e.g. “Rot” and “Blau”) were characterized by unending sequences. Not only are the tracks even shorter than on “Con” (1978), their form has also shifted. Electronic drums can be heard, along with an electric guitar in places; Schnitzler
and Seidel sculpt rhythmic-harmonic structures with an analogue sequencer, blended with harmonies to create a somewhat unwieldy form of pop music. Little musical motifs are played without really becoming melodies capable of underpinning bona fide songs. The
influence of the German New Wave (NDW) may also be detected, but not enough to determine the style of "Consequenz". The dozen tracks on the album remain firmly rooted in Schnitzler's sonic universe, each an individual facet of his infinitely shimmering aural cascades. And, naturally, “Consequenz” is electronic pop music, lacking only the commercial added value which was of little interest to Schnitzler anyway – he didn’t give a damn.
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Conrad Schnitzler - Contakt

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 2003
More experimentel soundworks from the Berlin Artist.


 

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Conrad Schnitzler - Contempora

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1981 / 2013
“Contempora” was Schnitzler’s fifth regular solo album (one of seven from 1981 altogether). It is a sort of collection of sketches, reflecting Schnitzler’s inexhaustible creative powers in condensed form. “Contempora” is a sort of collection of sketches, reflecting Schnitzler’s inexhaustible creative powers in condensed form. Like light refracting through a multiple prism, shapes and colours constantly change, backgrounds shift through brightness and darkness. Each track on the album could easily double or treble in length without relinquishing any of its magic or indeed becoming boring. Schnitzler grants us the merest glimpses into his diverse soundscapes and sonic armouries. He opens one door ever so slightly, only to close it again and open another for just a few minutes. Improvised sonic comets shimmer over Schnitzler’s inimitable sequencer patterns, fleeting melodies fade away. Everything happens at breathtaking speed, miniatures without frames or tangible borders. In the early Eighties Schnitzler worked primarily with the EMS Synthi A and Korg MS 10 synthesizers, an analog sequencer and analog rhythm machine. All in all, this was neither a particularly complex nor
exotic array of equipment for the period. Many electronic artists used these inexpensive instruments, or something similar. Nevertheless, Schnitzler succeeded in setting himself apart from others in the fraternity, in both sonic and compositional terms. Not so much gripped by the need to occupy a unique position, he was simply unable and unwilling to divert from his creative path. “Contempora” again underlines Schnitzler’s noble ethos.
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Conrad Schnitzler - Conviction

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 2006
LTD: 300
If you know Conrad, then you know that his electronics are not easy to listen to at times. This release is a selection of his contemporary works from 2006, and I will say that the music will keep the listener interested IMO. Some strange stuff recorded here, but in the classic style of Conrad Schnitzler, that enigma from Berlin. This release is limited to 300 and should sell well since many of his other re-releases (esp. from Japan) are being snapped up by fans around the world. It also seems that the Japanese have a keen liking to Conrad.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Filmmusik 1

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1975 / 2017

In the sprawling archive of German avant garde electronic musician Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011), there are two tapes marked "Filmmusik 1975 A" and "Filmmusik 1980 B". It is hard to say which videos this music belongs to, particularly as the pieces have been left untitled. "Filmmusik 1" presents an initial selection of these finds, presented to us by Schnitzler's musical partner for many years and guardian of the archive, Wolfgang Seidel. The music on the "Filmmusik" tapes is extraordinarily accessible for Schnitzler: hypnotic bass lines, stoic drum rhythms, dark drones, crystalline shards of melody.

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Conrad Schnitzler - Filmmusik 2

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1975 / 2017

In the year 1975 Conrad Schnitzler recorded various pieces of music to accompany films which had yet to be made. Fittingly, he labelled this collection of songs "Filmmusik". The music is extraordinarily accessible for Schnitzler: hypnotic bass lines, stoic drum rhythms, dark drones, crystalline shards of melody. "Filmmusik 2" features five tracks from the 1975 recordings plus one 23 minute track called "Lichtpunkte und schwarze Zeichen", recorded in 1978 for Schnitzler's film project of the same name.

Five untitled tracks between 1:54 and 6:12 plus the 23:32 track „Lichtpunkte und schwarze Zeichen“

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Conrad Schnitzler - Gelb

Artist: Conrad Schnitzler
P: 1981 / 2014

Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011) 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 and Kluster and also released countless solo albums. The yellow album contains recordings from the year 1974. It is not only amiable from start to finish, it also documents an important stage in Schnitzler's musical development. This album reveals itself to be an important milestone, illuminating a clear path into the future. Schnitzler had begun to free himself from the constraints of orthodox conceptual art, advancing into the wide open spaces of uncharted musical territory.

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