It moves, it sings. ...but does it swing? Anyway, it represents the soundtrack of my life, my musi- cal in uences: some San Francisco psychedelia, some London underground, some Berlin school (old & new). Krautrock from Cologne & New York minimalism. A shot of Detroit grit, a bit of Mos- cow dust, a splash of Paris charm? Who knows. Its about daily grind, the passing of time, the change of seasons & relations. Reality & ction & perception. Biography - back & forth.
BRETSCHNEIDER was raised in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in the German Democratic Republic. He is the founder of the in uential East German underground band AG. Geige and co- founder of the prestigious raster-noton label. He lives as a musician, video artist and producer in Berlin.
I came to this album from Biosphere's ambient work. The first few tracks felt very 'of the era' but when I got to 'Tranquilizer' I knew I needed this album. Turn it up loud and let that bassline pummel you. Just bliss.
The ambient tracks on this album are lovely, although not as refined as his later work. The techno tracks (excluding the perfection of Tranqulizer) didn't age terribly well, though. Simon Chester