"No sooner had electronic music broken through in Germany, principally aligned in the two schools of Düsseldorf and Berlin, Günter Schickert also began his first musical experiments. Although GAM, the group he founded in 1973, did not then release a record, he did issue his first solo effort, "Samtvogel", a year later, an album which was eagerly snapped up and re-released by the Brain label. It would take five years for Sky Records to release his next LP, entitled "Überfällig" ("Overdue"), which proved to be the last for a number of years. This album, as its German title suggests, was long overdue. Günter Schickert had developed his own unique, forwardlooking type of music, assuming an exceptional position in the concert of German electronics. In spite of the clearly discernible influence of music from the so-called Berlin school (Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Temple etc.), Schickert is anything but a copycat. Schickert concentrated on pursuing his own ideas and pushing the boundaries of his remarkable aural creations. He is at pains to emphasize that, unlike almost all of his contemporaries, he did not use any synthesizers; his instruments are the electric guitar, his own studio with a multitrack tape machine and a comfortable arsenal of effects. Günter Schickert was one of the protagonists who furthered the development of experimental pop music from the outer margins. The reissue of "Überfällig" was, in a word, overdue." (Asmus Tietchens)
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