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Schwalm, J. Peter (w/ Brian Eno, Eiving Aarset, Christine Schutze): Wagner Transformed <i>[Used Item (Intergroove Classics)

Centered around Wagner's 200th birthday Peter Schwalm and Brian Eno explore how Wagner might reinterpret some of his works with the use of technology.

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UPC: 807297214628

Label: Intergroove Classics
Catalog ID: #122
Squidco Product Code: 24847

Format: CD
Condition: G
Released: 2013
Country: Germany
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Gutleut Studio in Frankfurt, Germany, between Janurary and June, 2013, by J. Peter Schwalm.

This is a USED (previously owned) item


J. Peter Schwalm-synth, electronics

Brian Eno-synth, electronics

Eiving Aarset-guitar

Christine Schutze-piano

Stephan Schelens-bass

Denise Segschneider-synth

Marcel Walter-guitar

Stefan Wiedmer-synth

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Artist Biographies:

"Brian Eno, in full Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, (born May 15, 1948, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Eng.), British producer, composer, keyboardist, and singer who helped define and reinvent the sound of some of the most popular bands of the 1980s and '90s and who created the genre of ambient music.

While an art student in the late 1960s, Eno began experimenting with electronic music, and in 1971 he joined the fledgling band Roxy Music as keyboardist and technical adviser. A rivalry with singer Bryan Ferry led Eno to leave the group in 1973, whereupon he launched a solo career. No Pussyfooting (1973), a collaboration with guitarist Robert Fripp from King Crimson, used tape-echo and tape-delay techniques to create new sounds and reached the Top 30 in Britain. Eno's next album, Here Come the Warm Jets (1973), was soon followed by the proto-punk single "Seven Deadly Finns." In the mid-1970s Eno began developing his theory of ambient music, creating subtle instrumentals to affect mood through sound. Albums such as Discrete Music (1975), Music for Films (1978), and Music for Airports (1979) exemplified this approach.

During this period Eno also began producing albums for other artists, and his experimental approach to music making was well suited to such alternative performers as Devo, Ultravox, and David Bowie (especially on Bowie's trilogy of albums recorded primarily in Berlin). Although Eno's work was influential, it was not until his collaborations with Talking Heads and U2 that mainstream listeners became familiar with his sound, most notably on Talking Heads' Top 20 album Remain in Light (1980) and U2's chart-topping albums Unforgettable Fire (1984), The Joshua Tree (1987), and Achtung Baby (1991).

Throughout the 1990s, Eno joined a number of visual artists to provide sound tracks to installation pieces, and in 1995 he worked with Laurie Anderson on Self Storage, a series of installations housed in individual lockers at a London storage facility. Anderson provided the vocals for a track on Eno's electronic album Drawn from Life (2000), and Eno followed with a rare vocal album of his own, Another Day on Earth (2005). He returned to the producer's chair for Paul Simon's critically lauded Surprise (2006) and Coldplay's multi-platinum Viva la Vida (2008). In 2008 Eno teamed with former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne for their first collaborative effort in nearly three decades. Adopting the self-publishing model popularized by Radiohead, Byrne and Eno released Everything That Happens Will Happen Today on the Internet, where listeners could stream the entire album for free or purchase physical or digital copies directly from the artists."

-Britannica (

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track listing:

1. Schwalm: Siegfried - Initium 1 2:21

2. Schwalm: Tristan & Isolde - Clusterphobia 4:30

3. Schwalm: Parsifal - Initium 1 5:11

4. Schwalm: Siegfried - Initium 2 3:21

5. Schwalm: Siegfried - Initium 3 4:40

6. Schwalm: Parsifal - Initium 2 6:32

7. Schwalm: Siegfried - Initium 4 4:30

8. Schwalm: Parsifal - Initium 3 4:27

9. Schwalm: Parsifal - Initium 4 4:55

10. Schwalm: Siegfried - Initium 5 4:38

11. Schwalm: Tannhaeuser - Initium 5:14

12. Schwalm: Tristan & Isolde - Blue, Brown & Green 6:39

13. Schwalm: Parsifal - Initium 5 3:32
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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

"In 2013 we have a Wagner anniversary Ð the world celebrates his 200th birthday. As godfather of the cross-genre total work of art he gave word and music, dramatics and direction, stage design and lighting equal footing on the stage and revolutionised the direction of theatres and operas into a modern multimedia experience. Usually such anniversaries are furnished with a lot of retrospectives that are widely historical. Our project, however, is following in the footsteps of the muscal renovator Wagner, who played with old and new methods, experimented with acoustic colours, drove tonality to ist limits and influenced the music of the 20th century like no other."-Intergroove

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