Sunday, August 7, 2011


Via Brian Turner on WFMU's Beware of the Blog:

Sad news of Conrad Schnitzler's passing from stomach cancer, August 4th. A true maverick of experimental and electronic sound, Schnitzler's work with the likes of Kluster, Tangerine Dream, Gen Ken Montgomery and many others added a rather dramatic fork in the road in the avenues of progressive music starting as far back as the late 1960's. Melodies, rhythms, noise, field sounds, all cloaked with alien atmosphere with a unique vocabulary that was highly emulated, but never replicated. Conrad und Sohn is a particular fave of mine, a 1981 recording he did with his teenage son Gregor that presents a totally Venusian wall of electronics and off-the-wall vox in English, but each of his nearly-100 releases all give glimpses into a truly visionary mind and world. This video clip is not in English, but presents some great images; Schnitzler finished his latest music project a few days before his death, and sent strands of his hair around the world in preparation for his departure, also starting the Global Living site. RIP.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

hint for the shrinkage

mug, go to your waffle?
fish, a possible parallel reality, yes
mug, to what extent the salt in the pie?
fish, except for three
mug, except four, then?
fish, a joke on your grave
mug, I do not Spielerei, I am the real thing
fish, especially fish and
mug, especially if the war god was eating potatoes
fish, certainly if a stable relationship to better access the modem port implies
mug, keep up with me all the time to calibrate
fish, then you must measure out proportions, but more
mug, measure to ensure your blackheads
fish; suffering pales with some ass
mug, as the worth he leaves his cabinet
hint, I'm just not what I am
shrinkage, you're more Nug
hint, I'm more, I provoke
shrinkage, provokes you?
hint, for example
shrinkage, but who me?
hint, yes you, you, you, you can ,....
shrinkage, but I do not
hint, that does not much?
shrinkage, that I will not take as much as possible
hint, but never as much as I am more and provoke
shrinkage, with age, you never get
hint, just
shrinkage, you're a pushover
hint, you think you can do something but you do not touch me. I'm high
shrinkage, how high
hint, higher, always a little higher
shrinkage, do you never think about falling?
hint, my thinking is always taking off
shrinkage, my valley is always thought