Chris Hanzsek "September and December" vinyl LP ORBEATIZE [ORB-07] "600 copies limited edition"
Originally recorded in 1985. Chris: "The pieces were created as structured improvisations using a monophonic synth (primarily) along with a Yamaha DX7 (borrowed from a friend) and possibly a guitar. Recording was made on an older Otari MX-5050 1/2” 8 track. Mixing was done on a Tascam M-50 console and a Revox A77 1/4” machine. I recall the project happened in two bursts: I did half of it in September '85, then I finished up and edited the album together in December '85. I don’t really recall making copies for anyone. I think I played it for a dozen people and that was it. Just forgot about it. I remember Jeff Ament from Pearl Jam (Green River back then) came by while I had it playing on my home stereo. He asked what it was and said he liked it. Surprised me a little. With regard to overall aesthetic: I like the sound of machinery, but I enjoy the fragility of human error and human instinct. I like to put things into motion then climb aboard and drive. I can’t play an instrument (in the classical sense) for the life of me, so I’ve always just played things that are mostly choice rather than a convolution of style and technique. I guess you call that the Brian Eno school of rock."
From Ernst Thoma's secret vaults. Originally recorded in 1983 at Koprod Studio Zürich, Mr. Thoma having fun with the Serge Modular Music System and TMS Synthesizer, accompanied by Knut Remond on drums. Including monster techno-dance bonus track "Improsequenz".
From Ernst Thoma's secret vaults. Live recorded on 2 Track Revox at KOPROD Studio Zürich in 1982. Chapter #3 of Mr. Thoma having fun with the Serge Modular Music System and TMS Synthesizer, accompanied by Knut Remond on drums.