miércoles, 9 de febrero de 2011

Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist (Blondes Remix)

Vía Pitchfork nos enteramos que nuestros queridos han Blondes han remezclado el tema titular del “Synthesist” de este funambulista de los sintes que responde al nombre de Harald Grosskopf. El remix forma parte del bonus CD que acompaña la re-edición del álbum que edita RVNG la semana que viene. Grosskopf fue batería de leyendas del krautrock más cósmico como Ash Ra Temple o Cosmic Jokers y este fue su debut en solitario en 1980. Se trata de una de las re-ediciones más esperadas de los últimos meses y no es para menos, ya que se trata de una obra maestra del krautrock que viaja entre astros.

DOWNLOAD (via Pitchfork) Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist (Blondes Remix)


...y para los que se hayan quedado con ganas de saber más. Aquí va la historia (en inglés) del lanzamiento.

Berlin, Germany, summer of 1979, Harald Grosskopf, then 30 years old, was at a personal and creative crossroads. His girlfriend just left him, and Ashra (Manuel Göttsching's "solo" project) was on temporary hiatus. Harald always considered himself a rhythmic accomplice to his numerous collaborators' lead, until prompted by some fellow musician friends to pursue a singular creative vision.
Armed with a MiniMoog and Revox reel-to-reel, Grosskopf set off for the West German countryside that fall and isolated himself in a home studio for almost two months to record Synthesist. The temperamental analog synthesizer and sequencing technology created a long learning curve eventually resulting in a harmonious union of man and machine.
The human response undeniably colors the eight songs of Synthesist and aligns the album with some of the more melodic output of the
Berlin School of Electronic Music. The title track and "Transcendental Overdrive" almost take on pop qualities. Harald's live percussion opens up tracks like "So Weit, So Gut" and "Emphasis" for jammed out exploration. Where the album veers into the ambient space clusters of "B. Aldrian" or "Trauma", it's hard not to consider Synthesist the nexus of Krautrock, Kosmische, and New Age.