Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Red Live @ USA


Release data: Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Red Live @ USA CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Manikin Records, 2017 This double EP-album comprises three long excepts of music by the trio as they crossed the pond in 2012 to play several live gigs in Princeton and Philadelphia at The Gatherings, Star’s End radio show and Echoes radio. The variation I missed on the studio release is not present…

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Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Green


Release data: Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Green CD, Manikin Records, 2015 “Green” sees a further continuation of the band’s “color-series”, featuring music played live in concert at their Repelen-venue and during rehearsals in 2015. The 73-minute release merges classic Berlin School infused music and contemporary electronics into a melodic-oriented excursions where influences of trance, minimalist and atmospheric ambient shine through as well. Each of…

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Fanger & Schönwälder – Analog Overdose 5


Release data: Fanger & Schönwälder – Analog Overdose 5 CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Manikin Records, 2014 For the music on the 77-minute “Analog Overdose 5” (a kind of cityscapes caught in electronic music) the duo Fanger & Schönwälder has teamed up with Lutz (Lüül) Graf-Ulbrich The latter also joined them on the first volume back in 2001, and hereby delivers some atmospheric e-guitar. The release presents an…

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Fanger & Schönwälder – Earshot


Release data: Fanger & Schönwälder – Earshot CD, Manikin Records, 2013 “Earshot” is a 46-minute release presented in cardboard sleeve on which Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock joins the Fanger & Schönwälder tandem for a sonic ride through Berliner School/vintage territory. Next to three tracks recorded live during the Dutch “E-Live 2012” festival, also two fine tracks from studio sessions in winter 2012/2013 are found in here. Opener…

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Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Red


Release data: Broekhuis, Keller & Schönwälder – Red CD, Manikin Records, 2012 The music that makes up the 67-minute BKS-release “Red” is no other than classic Berliner School music, but executed in a rather minimal structure and (in my opinion distinct) slow transforming manner. This and the fact the cd only contains three lengthy tracks makes it difficult though to distinguish enough variation to keep…

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Keller & Schönwälder – Long Distances


Release data: Keller & Schönwälder – Long Distances CD, Manikin Records, 2011 “Long Distances” is another typical Berliner-School inspired release from the German duo Keller & Schönwälder, for the biggest part made up of shelved recordings from a few years ago. The album contains two long pieces along one short track following in the footsteps of this EM-style, so no surprises there beside the fact…

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