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ARTIST
TITLE
Kristallisationen
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
PLANAM 006LP PLANAM 006LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/15/2014

2009 release. Klaus Röder is a guitar virtuoso and electronic music artist who studied with Kelemen and joined Kraftwerk for their famous Autobahn LP. He often works with very small sound particles, whose sound comes from different sources, like tearing paper, the voice, a musical instrument, synthesizer or computer sounds. Sound structures are built by joining together those sound particles and, by mixing those structures, Röder forms chords. Then the process of crystallization begins. Usually crystallization means that small parts are deposited around a germ and form a growing crystal. The shape of the complete crystal is a consequence of outer influences. A series of sound crystals form, then the complete musical composition. Side 1 presents two electronic music works: "10: 11: 12" (1980) for self-built Impulse Generator is an obscure, very minimal and abstract pulsating piece, while "Kristallisation 4" (1991) for Computer Sounds and Yamaha DX 802 might be considered one of the peaks of Klaus Röder's Kristallisation series. Side 2 introduces us to a different formal result of Röder's crystallization process: the short "Hänschen Blues" (1993) for children singing and crying and the Yamaha TX 802 controlled by self-made programs for Atari TT is both a playful and sinister electronic assemblage anticipating the peak of this record. "Potpourri" (1985) is a collage of short sound particles from German pop hits of the 1970s and 1980s. From a sound-collage perspective (from Battiato's "Ethika Fon Ethica" to Bladder Flask's first LP, from NWW's most surrealistic works to John Oswald's classic plunderphonics), "Potpourri" might be closer to the brut masterpiece "InOut" by Anton Bruhin, only constructed in a more advanced and scientific way. Includes a series of inserts with the diagrams and schedules of the four compositions presented on this LP.