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CONRAD SCHNITZLER & PYROLATOR - CON-STRUCT LP+CD

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LP version. Includes CD.  Conrad Schnitzler  (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, was one of the most important representatives of Germany's electronic music avant-garde. A student of  Joseph Beuys , he founded Berlin's legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/'68, was a member of  Tangerine Dream  (together with  Klaus Schulze  and  Edgar Froese ) and  Kluster  (with  Dieter Moebius  and  Hans-Joachim Roedelius ), and released countless solo albums.  Pyrolator , born  Kurt Dahlke  in 1958, cofounder of the legendary German label and publisher Ata Tak, member of various seminal post-punk bands including  D.A.F.  and  Der Plan , has released solo albums under his artist name from 1979 on. The  Con-Struct  series has its roots in Schnitzler's daily excursions through the sonic diversity of his synthesizers. Finding exceptional sounds with great regularity, he preserved them for use in subsequent live performances and amassed a vast sound archive. When the Berlin-based m=minimal label reissued two Conrad Schnitzler albums in 2010 and '11 (MINIMAL 001LP, MINIMAL 004LP), label honcho  Jens Strüver  was granted access to this audio library. Strüver came up with the idea of constructing new compositions, not remixes, from the archived material. On completion of the first  Con-Struct  album (MINIMAL 007CD/LP), he decided to develop the concept into a series, with different electronic musicians invited into Schnitzler's unique world of sound.  Andreas Reihse  ( Kreidler ) was responsible for the second installment in 2013 (MINIMAL 014CD/LP), and now Strüver has chosen Pyrolator to assume Schnitzler's mantle.

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