""Contempora" is a sort of collection of sketches, reflecting Schnitzler's inexhaustible creative powers in condensed form. Like light refracting through a multiple prism, shapes and colours constantly change, backgrounds shift through brightness and darkness. Each track on the album could easily double or treble in length without relinquishing any of its magic or indeed becoming boring. Everything happens at breathtaking speed, miniatures without frames or tangible borders. In the early Eighties Schnitzler worked primarily with the EMS Synthi A and Korg MS 10 synthesizers, an analog sequencer and analog rhythm machine. All in all, this was neither a particularly complex nor exotic array of equipment for the period. Many electronic artists used these inexpensive instruments, or something similar. Nevertheless, Schnitzler succeeded in setting himself apart from others in the fraternity, in both sonic and compositional terms. Not so much gripped by the need to occupy a unique position, he was simply unable and unwilling to divert from his creative path. "Contempora" again underlines Schnitzler's noble ethos." (label info) originally released in 1981. the vinyl version contains eight bonus tracks
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