ROEDELIUS SCHNEIDER - STUNDEN (CD)


""Stunden" is a unique record. It sounds new and unprecedented. This is instrumental music: No one sings or speaks, yet it tells stories from the present, writing them in the wind. In twelve miniatures with titles such as "Liebe", "Das Eine" and "Country", Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster / Harmonia) and Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot / Mapstation) unfold images that come across poetically, glorifying tranquility. Despite the use of synthesizers and amplifiers, they are closer to the texts of Adalbert Stifter than to the machine music of Kraftwerk. "Stunden" was created in the early months of 2010, during five meetings in Baden and Düsseldorf. The initial reference for the collaboration was their concert experience. Gradually, however, the concept opened up and the lyrics fell away, until there was only one proviso: The music should be quiet - otherwise anything goes. The core of the album is the track "Stunden", which is heard in three variations. The focus is on the piano playing by Roedelius, with Schneider hanging his synthesizer sounds around it, laying a bass beneath it, essentially playing around the piano line, supporting it. The same principle can be heard in the other pieces: Piano, accompanied by guitar, zither, digital and analog synthesizers." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | DE| 2011| BUREAU B | 15.90


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