"refrescoscopio" cassette

by KONRAD STRUMPFEL & THE SET

supported by
Afoforo Music Club
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Afoforo Music Club old way to make tape collaboration - and it sounds great!
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lepers This album is a piece of art and sounds like the missing link between krautrock and Czech robotical cinematography
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Porcupines 01:12
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Living Thing 01:11
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Horror Song 01:17
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gnoS rorroH 01:17
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gnihT gniviL 01:11
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senipucroP 01:12
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about

Born in the first half of the 70's in Ergoldsbach, a small village in the Bavarian countryside,
Konrad Strumpfel attends the music laboratory of the local Gymnasium
and begins to familiarize with keyboards, synthesizers and electronic instruments.
He becomes a skilled composer and arranger, records several compositions in his bedroom
and sets aside the study of piano and violin. His first productions on tape
reach two young Czechoslovakian musicians, Herbert Lukùndra and Josif Afkak,
who contact him with great enthusiasm to seek his collaboration on a new project.
In 1988, the Iron Curtain divides Europe in two, therefore the collaboration
between Konrad and the two young Czechoslovaks is strewn with numerous difficulties.
The final tape, complete with voices and percussions recorded by Lukùndra and Afkak,
will not cross the border and will never reach Konrad's hands. After 32 years,
the lost and never released recordings of Konrad Strumpfel & The Set, see the
light thanks to Music a la Coque.

RVIEWS:
"There is a great naive quality to this music, reminding me of Der Plan and The Residents, that very early Holger Hiller/Thomas Fehlmann cassette.
Coupled with the keyboards by Strumpfel, chaotic, controlled, stabbing, melodic, mildly distorted with tapes spun backwards (on all the sources at any time in these pieces) and with the short period, it all adds to punky energy of the music.
It is funny, strange, wild, raw and mellow and as such the perfect addition to the catalogue of this label." (VITAL WEEKLY)

credits

released July 22, 2020

Composed, arranged and performed by Konrad Strumpfel & The Set
1988
Artwork: Molino Zachi

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Irregular rock, freeform jazz, noises, no wave, un-folk,, children melodies and all kinds of out of tune stuff.

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