After the successful first release in our 10" series by Scanner we are proud to present the second offering by prestigious Frank Bretschneider.
Bretschneider is one of the leading electronic music composers with a long history in music making. This release now reflects another side of Bretschneiders work. More funky and seducing than ever before. Having found and using samples from his old band (AG Geige) he creates complex variations of simple loops that keep changing endlessly. Not the typical Bretschneider sound one would expect and thus still redefining his own habitus.
Born and raised up in East Germany he studied graphic and painting, before he started to explore the worlds of electronic music in 1986.
In 1995 he co-founded the well known Raster-Noton label. He has critically acclaimed releases under his given name on Mille Plateaux and as Komet on12k. Bretschneider has created some of the most influencial spacial electronics of the last years, unlike so much output in the microscopic music scene, his music has always flourished with activity.
Precise sound placement, volume levels and the contrast of tones in Bretschneider’s production makes his compositions uniquely captivating. Bretschneider goes beyond the plug-in or plug research electronics. He redefines the genre by rendering the parameters playable, reentering the musical domain with unprecedented ease. Bretschneider discovers the complexity of the virtual: microtonality, clicks, complex rhythm textures, melodic fragments. A perfect musical body. Bretschneider succeeds again in progressing the new age of laptop production and delivers a stunning exhibition of sound.
“I create my music with a modular computer-aided synthesizer system, under the use of classical synthesis techniques (subtractive and fm-synthesis). Using two of the most basic sound-sources, sine waves and white noise, I create short (one to four bar) parts; all motions and progressions come into being from the (often unconventional) connected modules (lfo’s, oscillators, filters, envelope generators, logic modules). This (partly chaotic) sequences I record to a harddisk system for further treatment (cutting, looping, filtering). The results are minimal, flowing, interwoven structures, determined by experiment and chance; representing my idea of contemporary music.”