Updates for mid-July – Electrician, Kluster and Conrad Schnitzler

Hi folks!

Again, major apologies for the lack of posts.  The mini-tour I’m doing with the Wildlife Education Coalition has kicked off, so I’ve found myself driving to rather far out places across western New York.  I have a brief stint of relaxation before the weekend arrives and work begins again.  So before I vanish again for a bit, here’s some musical madness!

Firstly, Electrician has a new track out and I have to say, honestly, it’s great. It’s an interesting mix of lo fi folk music and electronica.  This project is fronted by Neil Campau (Word History) and while things have only just gotten started with the project, it certainly sounds promising.  The first two tracks, “Hold on to Your Fear” and “Our Bellies Might Explode” are up for free download via Electrician’s Bandcamp page.  Seriously, this stuff sounds great.  They’re described as “electro-folk songs about social war and relationships” and the lyrics reflect that.  Check out the awesome Claymation video here!

For those of you into the history of electronic music (as we know it), the Vinyl On Demand label has recently released an 8xLP box set of unreleased material by Kluster.  Kluster, alongside fellow German experimentalists Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, are one of the most influential groups ever, providing the ground work that would not only fuel the minds of modern electronic music producers, but inspired industrial, noise and ambient musicians.  This box set features recordings made between 1969 and 1972.  Yes, it’s a bit pricy, but from what I hear, it’s well worth it.  Now, if only I could afford it…

Vinyl On Demand has also released an 8xLP box set of material from former Kluster member, Conrad Schnitzler, entitled, “ConTainer T1 – T12.”  This features a wide array of material from industrial-ish stuff to drones and the like, and some “pop” sounding stuff, according to the label.  As I understand it, this is as good as the Kluster box, so both are now on my ever growing wishlist.

 

Until next time!

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About Nick H.

I'm a geek for music whether it be on vinyl, CD, 78 or whatever. My goal is to sniff out the greated music on Earth, specializing in the obscure. I make music myself as well, mostly ambient and sound collage (1 album out and a few remixes so far). I work full time as a professional mascot (it pays the pills) but will soon retire, i hope.
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