Conrad Schnitzler (??/??/1937 - 04/08/2011). Although he
wasn't a founder member of the band he played on Tangerine Dream's debut LP "Electronic
Meditation" in 1970; then went on to found the improvising group Kluster with whom he
recorded two LPs before they parted company, with his two cohorts becoming Cluster (still
During the 1980s he maintained a furious release schedule of
home produced LPs, using the proceeds of two releases for bigger labels as seed capital;
and, although his production rate slowed down by the late 1980s, released more that 100
solo or collaborative albums.
I have been listening to a lot of early T.D, and the first
wave of german electronica, and its amazing how pioneering and brave these people were.
The equipment was pretty primitive by todays standards - but these guys saw straight ahead
in to the future....
Re: RIP Conrad Schnitzler
[Re: Dave Gate]
#934583 - 16/08/11 07:06 AM
Brave is a very apt word. And I forgot to mention above that Conrad Schnitzler was also
the curator of the Berlin Arts Lab, the venue that gave many of the pioneering bands a
place to play in their early days.
Chaconne - if you want to hear some
incredible electronic music made without synthesisers check out the first two Cluster LPs