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R/S (Rehberg / Schmickler): One (Snow Mud Rain) (erstwhile)

Mego founder and electronic artist Peter Rehberg met with Schmickler (Kontakta) in 2007 for two days of explosive, dense recording with a remarkable clarity.
 

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Label: erstwhile
Catalog ID: Erstwhile 051
Squidco Product Code: 8922

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Personnel:

Peter Rehberg-computer

Marcus Schmickler-digital synthesizer, computer

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1. 20'27"

2. 14'10"

3. 16'31"

4. 6'51"
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"Peter Rehberg (Pita) and Marcus Schmickler have been two of the leaders in the electronic revolution of the last fifteen years, both on their own and in collaboration with others. One (Snow Mud Rain) is the first duo CD from these two long-time friends and associates.

Rehberg co-founded the massively influential Mego label in 1994, and soon after began recording under the name Pita. His first solo release, Seven Tons For Free, came out in 1996 and was a kick in the teeth to all those who heard it, melding noise with techno in a blend the Wire called 'wilfully difficult', a crucial formative statement for the then nascent EAI world. Since then, he's continued in his ever-difficult path, both as a solo artist (Get Out, Get Down), and in groups such as KTL, Rehberg & Bauer, MIMEO, and Fenn'O'Berg. Recently, he's been primarily focused on working with dance and performance pieces, with DACM, KTL and on his own, and now runs the Editions Mego label by himself.

Schmickler has been involved with numerous projects over the past decade, including the seminal collective Kontakta. While rooted in electronic music, Schmickler also has a background in contemporary composition, having studied under prominent Stockhausen collaborator Johannes Fritsch. As a solo artist, Schmickler has created important works such as Wabi Sabi, Sator Rotas and Param, as well as five CDs under the name Pluramon, including the just-released The Monstrous Surplus. He also has some long-standing electroacoustic collaborative projects, most notably with synth whiz Thomas Lehn, both in duo and in trio with Keith Rowe, and a gorgeous duo with pianist John Tilbury, as documented on 2005's Variety. Schmickler's new solo release Altars of Science will be released later this month on the Rehberg-run Editions Mego label.

Rehberg and Schmickler met up in March 2007, in Schmickler's Piethopraxis studio in Cologne, for two days of recordings. Despite having barely worked together as a duo previously, the results were so successful that after two days, the record was basically completed. This is obvious when listening to the finished product, as a rawness and energy that hearkens back to the explosive power of early Mego bursts from the speakers, further enhanced by the remarkable density and clarity of the recording.

Mego founder and electronic artist Peter Rehberg met with Schmickler (Kontakta) in 2007 for two days of explosive, dense recording with a remarkable clarity."-Erstwhile



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"Peter Rehberg (a.k.a. Pita) (born 29 June 1968, London) is an author of electronic audio works and currently head of Editions Mego. In 1999 he received Prix Ars Electronica Distinction Award for Digital Musics, alongside Christian Fennesz. He also runs the Editions Mego label, formerly known as Mego."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Rehberg)
9/12/2018

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"Marcus Schmickler (born November 15, 1968 in Cologne) is a German composer, musician and producer. He is also known under the pseudonym Pluramon.

In 1968 he was born as the son of an industrial salesman and a baker's daughter in Cologne. Soon his parents moved to Kuerten where he met the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1991, after spending a year in London, he started studying music in Cologne and became a member of the seminal collective Kontakta. 1992 his first solo release appeared with the French label Odd Size. In 1995, he was co-initiator of the A-Musik record store and the DJ collective Brčsseler-Platz-10a-Musik, together with Georg Odijk and Jan St. Werner (Mouse on Mars).

Since 1995 he works as a composer, for film theater and radioplay. In 1996 he released one of the first fully digitally produced post-rock albums under the pseudonym Pluramon on the German label Mille Plateaux. After a concert in Cologne, in 1998, he became a member of the 12-piece electro-acoustic ensemble MIMEO (Music in Movement Electronic Orchestra). In 1999, he completed his studies in electronic music with Hans Ulrich Humpert and the composition with Johannes Fritsch with a thesis on Gottfried Michael Koenig.

In 2000 he published jointly with Thomas Lehn the CD Bart, which enjoys a reputation to be one of the most impressive synth-improv performances ever made. With Lehn thereupon follows a long musical collaboration. In September 2001 he recorded the Pluramon album Dreams Top Rock with American singer Julee Cruise, and went on an extended tour through South America (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela) on the initiative of the Goethe-Institut in 2003 . Since 2004 he has been working on various theater projects, with among others, Felix Ensslin[citation needed]. He created numerous works of electronic music, and compositions for choir, chamber-ensemble and orchestra. In 2009 he composed Bonn Patternizationon on behalf of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and the German Music Council, an electronic music with projections based on astrophysical data[citation needed], which attempts an epistemological exchange between the arts and sciences. Since 2015, Schmickler has been assistant professor at the Institute For Music and Media in Dčsseldorf, while continuing his work as a composer.

Marcus Schmickler has received prizes and scholarships, including the Ars Electronica, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia[citation needed] and curated festival programs in the Academy of Arts, Berlin[citation needed] and the ZKM[citation needed]. He was a longtime member of the jury of the Deutscher Musikrat (German Music Council, a member of the International Music Council). As an author, he wrote articles on various topics of electronic music."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Schmickler)
9/12/2018

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