Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Six Degrees of Sauerkraut -- Part XVII: Deutschland's Simon & Garfünkel

Back in the day, it was always the Berlin scene vs. la Düsseldorf scene. Rarely did anyone speak of the Steinbergkirche scene. But Steinbergkirche had its very own Cluster in Von Deyen and Schütz; Von Deyen playing Moebius to Schütz's Roedelius.

They teamed up for 1983's Inventions; one of the most profound LPs to emerge from the glimmerlight. Indeed, Von Deyen and Schütz were the glimmerlight's own Simon & Garfünkel.

Not many people know that soon after Von Deyen and Schütz met, they attempted to program themselves into one solitary unit; one being following the same sub-routines and protocols, masters of both the Roland Jupiter 4 (Schütz) and the Arp 2600 (Von Deyen). 

As you can see from the album cover, the two came close to succeeding. Indeed, they became sort of cybernetic twins, Leoben's if you will, philosophizing synthesists in the deep blue pools of the glimmerlight.

Anyway, we spent many nights drinking Grape Juice Plus to the sounds of Inventions, especially the track "Farland", which you can hear by clicking on the title of this post.

This has all happened before. Will it happen again?


MysteryMan79 said...
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MysteryMan79 said...

Great post! How about the track 'Speed For You' too?? Been after this LP for ages.

Maury Souza said...

Wunderbar! I love that track too. I'll post it later today.

RTC said...

Nice track! Now all I need is to get my hands on that LP...