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Das zweite Album der nicht nur in ihrer Heimat Japan gefeierten Ajate wird am 6. This revealed another side to his character: planning and precision were as much a part of him as the desire for independence. The latter came under threat in when West Germany reintroduced military service, with conscientious objection an unrealistic option in the Cold War climate.
A few occupations were exempt from conscription, miners for example. Signing up for the merchant navy presented another loophole. Conditions on board were so unappealing that such an incentive was deemed necessary.
Conrad Schnitzler became one of them. The spirit of a fundamental new beginning bonded this generation of artists together, with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gottfried Michael Koenig the most radical proponents. Perhaps it was due to the fact that music had been so corrupted under National Socialist rule, from classical to the Schlager variety.
Schnitzler was fascinated by the new sounds he heard on the radio in the evenings. To his ears, they connected the struggle for independence to the planning and precision he had learned as a mechanical engineer. At the same time, he understood that music like this was only possible within an institutional framework to which he had no access.
So he set about creating his own framework. Schnitzler bought his first synthesizer in the early s — a considerable investment at the time. The introduction of the compact cassette had liberated duplication and distribution from the realm of the record company, but Schnitzler also recognized the creative potential of the medium, beyond its practical functions.
He built a "cassette organ" out of 12 cassette recorders and two cases for his musical collages. He sold the cassettes on the spot. It doesn't get more independent than that. How did he find his way into a commercial studio? Schnitzler had left after their first LP in the belief that the creative potential of the group had reached its limit, but their friendship endured. It gives us at Bureau B great pleasure to reissue this long lost work!
Tracklisting A1. Auf dem schwarzen Kanal A2. Fabrik B1. Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal is one of the most outstanding, most sought-after releases in Conrad Schnitzler 's extensive catalog. It was the only Schnitzler record to appear on a major label and saw him flirting with the experimental new wave sound that was emerging in , particularly on the title track. Nevertheless, it still managed to sound idiosyncratically unlike any other music around at the time.
Recorded with Wolfgang Seidel at Peter Baumann 's Paragon Studio in Berlin, the four tracks take us on a caustic, dissonant mutant disco trip which has lost none of its fascination in the years since.