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Günter Schickert


Progressive Electronic

4.55 | 6 ratings

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4 stars Highly experimental, never intended for public release, beyond a single edition cassette tape . The material was apparently recorded between 1981-1985, as far as the unintelligible notes suggest. What is a fact is that Mr. Schickert never saw the need for further publications beyond the "personal" recorded self-catalogue. This rescue was done later by Steven and Alan Freeman, brothers involved in the blooming Krautrock scene, who contacted the musician to make it something more than lost-tapes. To shorten things up, a re-release on tape, with added tracks 10 & 11, recorded in 1985 and taken from "A Cage Went In Search Of A Bird" (which by the way, are the two songs that lower this album from 5 stars to 4.5). This tape saw the light that same year. Then the final renovation & mastering by Alan Freeman at Tachyon Studio (May 2002) in the form of a CD.

Another masterwork, from any perspective. It was then re-worked by Schickert during its final takes in the re-mastering console, but the original songs are left intact. This of course, sometimes, show in the not that perfect pitch digital quality we are now so sensitive of, but besides that, this, I repeat, is masterful.

The music is experimental in spirit, the songwriting being so varied during its time of creation, enhance the scope and dimension of Schickert's abilities, both as a performer (no guests) and as a very daring but disciplined composer.

Played along pre-recorded material, his guitar playing "droning" riffs, are predominant, as his trumpet playing, but the real deal is the connection between his "very normal" pre-recorded material and how he creates the whole structure, fom this ordinary sounds and noises. It has the bravery of his first release "Samtvogel" & the expierenced hand of "Überfällig", PLUS the added talent of late "Schickert".

Rejoice "Krautrockers" & "Electronics", things are getting better with TIME! ****4.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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