KARG, JÜRGEN - ELEKTRONISCHE MYTHEN (CD)


"Jürgen Karg's career in music began in the 1960s as bass player for German jazz legend Wolfgang Dauner. It was not until the 1970s that he switched his attention to electronic music, launching himself wholeheartedly into exploring the genre and building up an extensive collection of synthesizers over a five year period. His efforts culminated in the "Elektronische Mythen" LP, a mighty opus of experimental music which reveals new aspects every time it is played. The technology of the system Karg had constructed, based on sequencers and four EMS synths, was state of the art for the period and promised endless variations. But this in itself came at a price: operating such a complex system posed a serious challenge to the artist, which Karg had to face all by himself. EMS systems like this were few and far between, not least because of the expense of putting the whole thing together. If the music he made with Dauner was upbeat and overrevved, then Elektronische Mythen is anything but. Quite the opposite. Jürgen Karg's music is deeply serious, as vexing as a jamais vu, yet absolutely beautiful. Elektronische Mythen is an album which fits like a puzzle piece between the first and second soundtracks for A Clockwork Orange." (label info)
in stock | DE| 2016| BUREAU B | 16.90


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