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Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper What a sad coincidence. This Berliner Schule collaboration (the first one of two well-established artists in their own right) was released on the same day, that brought the sad new of maestro Klaus Schulze's passing :-(

I think I would have bought this album anyway, as I have a very soft spot for this kind of stuff, but dedicating Mundane to the forefather triggered the decision... Favorite track: Mundane.
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Ralf Süther Thats the best and most beautiful way to leave my body for a while to refresh my mind (without drugs)
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eugene51 Brilliant Berlin School. I need more from these guys! Favorite track: Mundane.
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Frank Hadlich Indeed, this very reminds me o the legendary early Tangerine Dream works like Phaedra I had on LP and CC in schooldays. This album is an astute musical statement about the present and the past of keyboard laden sounds, itself being a major piece of art. Favorite track: Last Exit Barbarossaplatz.
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We had just finished all preparations for the release of ULTIMA RATIO, when we received the news of the sudden death of Klaus Schulze.
Full of sadness we would like to dedicate to him the piece "Mundane" as a farewell greeting from us to his new cosmic address.


What if a handful of specific genre-defining releases seemed to have already said everything that could have been said? What if a strong suspicion remained that there must be more to be found and more to be explored in depth? Bernhard Wöstheinrich (TaboTago, centrozoon) and Stephen Parsick (['ramp]) were facing this very question when they joined forces to cross the Rubycon once more and embark on a journey deep into the still uncharted territories of floating synth ostinatos and mellow choirs, as vague as a mirage.

Having known each other for more than twenty years, Stephen and Bernhard eventually decided it was about time to collaborate. In their own right, either of them has a profound background and reputation in what is commonly called Berlin School. Yet, they have never felt quite satisfied with creating yet another interpretation of this style but, instead, they have been striving for nothing less than a bravura piece.

As much as this release clearly is a treat for die-hard fans of the eerie and krautily spooky sound of 1970s Berlin, it is also a statement of current creative musicianship and of an advanced level of knowledge of how to create music that, on the one hand, is firmly rooted in tradition and, on the other, still has validity and purpose in our very time.


released April 27, 2022

composed and performed by bernhard wöstheinrich, berlin, and by stephen parsick at dachgeschoss borgholzhausen.

mixed, engineered, and produced by stephen parsick between january and december 2021.

mastered by markus reuter

bernhard wöstheinrich: keyboards, virtual synthesizer, sequencer

stephen parsick: mellotron, arp odyssey mk. 1, arp pro dgx, elka string ensemble, compact phasing a, roland ph 830 phase shifter, solton and roland tape delays, akg and klark teknik spring reverbs.


artwork "the procession" by wolfgang barkowski


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Bernhard Wöstheinrich Berlin, Germany

Bernhard Wöstheinrich elicits meaning from abstraction in electronic music and painting. He has studied graphic design and has created an eclectic body of work in both graphics and music.
Bernhard speaks in his own musical voice; the musical arc of his work often moves from the curiously beautiful to the beautifully curious.
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