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It’s a mix of music I found inspiring over the years, musicians as Holger Czukay, Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock, Can. Or labels like Mute, typical Daniel Miller’s The Normal and Mark Stewart. On the other hand it represents artists of the raster (noton) label, as Byetone, Uwe Schmidt (with his 1992 project Lassigue Bendthaus) and some emerging new producers like Island People, Benjamin Brunn, Pierce Warnecke or Mads Emil Nielsen. ~ Frank Bretschneider

Frank Bretschneider was raised in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in the German Democratic Republic. He is the founder of the influential East German underground band AG. Geige and co-founder of the prestigious raster-noton label. He lives as a musician, video artist and producer in Berlin.

LUNIK is Frank Bretschneider’s first full-length since 2015’s Sinn + Form. He says it’s influenced by “San Francisco psychedelia, some London underground, some Berlin school (old & new),” as well as “Krautrock from Cologne and New York minimalism.” The 11-track album is accompanied by Plastik / Mechanik, an EP featuring two cuts off the album. [BUY]

I have also included a bit of my own music: Logic from my new album Lunik on Shitkatapult and Esiole Read, a track I contributed for a compilation released just recently on Spanish Störung label. ~ Frank Bretschneider

It moves, it sings. …but does it swing? Anyway, it represents the soundtrack of my life, my musical influences: some San Francisco psychedelia, some London underground, some Berlin school (old & new). Krautrock from Cologne & New York minimalism. A shot of Detroit grit, a bit of Moscow dust, a splash of Paris charm? Who knows. Its about daily grind, the passing of time, the change of seasons & relations. Reality & fiction & perception. Biography – back & forth.

 

Tracklist

  1. Frank Bretschneider - 494 - Electronic Explorations
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  3. 01 - SND - Vandyk-k Integ Paradise 3 [Dust Science]
  4. 02 - Goat - New Games [Headz/Unknownmix]
  5. 03 - Richard Pinhas - Variations VII Sur Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit [Gazul Records]
  6. 04 - N.Æ. - Cool Irony Of The Passing By Landscapes: a) White Marble, b) Aegean Sea [Muza]
  7. 05 - Byetone - Land [Binemusic]
  8. 06 - Time Wharp - A Doll, Fiddle Her [not on label]
  9. 07 - Peter Baumann - M.A.N. Series Two [Virgin]
  10. 08 - Lassigue Bendthaus - Re-Cloned #1 (4) [Contempo]
  11. 09 - The Normal - T.V.O.D. [Mute]
  12. 10 - Herbie Hancock - Rain Dance [Columbia Records]
  13. 11 - Benjamin Brunn - Alloy (upcoming ‘Sichten‘ Compilation) [raster]
  14. 12 - YPY - Shadows [Nous]
  15. 13 - Mark Stewart - Fatal Attraction [Mute]
  16. 14 - Dwall - Gr¿biet [Oaktopus]
  17. 15 - Pierce Warnecke - Shift From [not on label]
  18. 16 - Mads Emil Nielsen - Framework 12 [arbitrary]
  19. 17 - Holger Czukay - Hiss 'N' Listen [EMI Electrola]
  20. 18 - Paolino Canzoneri - Circuit0 [Nostress Netlabel]
  21. 19 - Brian Eno & Snatch - R.A.F. [Polydor]
  22. 20 - Can - Moonshake [United Artists]
  23. 21 - 4E - Post Coitus [Home Entertainment]
  24. 22 - Frank Bretschneider - Logik [Shitkatapult]
  25. 23 - Les Vampyrettes - Biomutanten [not on label]
  26. 24 - Island People - Ember [raster]
  27. 25 - Cliff Martinez - Placental Repair (Cinemax Original Series Soundtrack) [Milan]
  28. 26 - Frank Bretschneider - Esiole Read [Störung]
  29. 27 - David Sylvian + Holger Czukay - Plight [Virgin]