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Release: Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Stephanie Hanna – Peace Rug

BWMAT202030 | released September 25, 2020 | Materiaal Series, Part XXX | Recorded live on Saturday, December 14 2019, broadcast and musical backdrop for the artistic intervention “Peace Rug” by Stephanie Hanna. The music performance took place at the THF Radio station in Berlin, Germany.

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Release: Subsonic Experience – Leftovers

released June 04, 2020 | These as-of-yet unreleased tracks tracks culled from the original sessions for the release “Präposition”. They are finally made available to the public, skillfully mastered by Markus Reuter.




The members of Subsonic Experience are traditionalists. Not so much in their thinking, but in their history. Bernhard Wöstheinrich (born in 1968) and Thorsten Niestrath (born in 1967) met in Arts School in Bielefeld, Germany, a city with a reputation in improvised experimental music and design.

Being design students, the two worked together on a number of art projects which included film, performance art, painting and last but not least, the band Subsonic Experience (from autumn 1990 till summer 1993). Artistically influenced by Zen Buddhism, the teachings of Don Juan, Gerhard Richter, Peter Michael Hamel and the likes of Klaus Schulze and early Tangerine Dream, Subsonic Experience played several festivals including two legendary support shows for the band “Embryo”.

The band reformed for a weekend recording session at Bernhard´s studio in the German countryside just after Christmas 2000. The result was a rough snapshot of intuitive improvisation at work. The music was all played live, between cigarette breaks and with coffee stained equipment (mostly cheap synths and abandoned floor effects pedals). Most notably there is Thorsten’s amazing synth organ work. His wonderful lead lines and colorful organ clusters can be found on all tracks of the album. Bernhard’s duties on the other hand levitated toward keeping the sequencers running, generating endless variations of tones and textures in real time.

Recorded with very basic means, but mixed and mastered using state-of-the-art technology, this music is the perfect amalgamation of musicianship with a traditionalists feel for early EM, and modern production techniques.

These recordings were used in large parts for the release “Präposition“, released May 1, 2003 on Ian Boddy’s DiN Records .

These as-of-yet unreleased tracks tracks culled from the original sessions are finally made available to the public, skillfully mastered by Markus Reuter.

credits

Thorsten Niestrath:
Synth Organ with Overdrive, Delay and Wah-Wah

Bernhard Wöstheinrich:
Mono- and Polyphonic Synthesizers, Sequencers

All tracks composed and played by Thorsten Niestrath & Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Mastered by Markus Reuter

Artwork by Thorsten Niestrath

Release: Wishes Follow two

released April 30, 2020 | The 2nd volume of the “Wishes Follow” album. This project was my ambitious solo effort in the very early 2000s. It had not been published in its entirety until now.




Fossil Record
“Music archaeologists have dug up unpublished recordings during excavations in the archive: Bernhard’s first solo project dates from the early 21st century. The musician used the then new possibility to connect software and hardware in real time which allowed him to perform and arrange simultaneously. This laid the basis for his flowing atmospheric improvisations. You can also find this design in the centrozoon recordings with Tim Bowness dating from 2002. We are now publishing the second part of the very lively fossil record and hope that you too will enjoy our discovery.” – Christine Kriegerowski

credits

Composed, performed and recorded by Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter

Videos by Dagie Brundert
www.dagiebrundert.de

Video edit by Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Release: Wishes Follow One

released April 17, 2020 | From the archives: One out of two early and yet unreleased records.




Fossil Record
“Music archaeologists have dug up unpublished recordings during excavations in the archive: Bernhard’s first solo project dates from the early 21st century. The musician used the then new possibility to connect software and hardware in real time which allowed him to perform and arrange simultaneously. This laid the basis for his flowing atmospheric improvisations. You can also find this design in the centrozoon recordings with Tim Bowness dating from 2002. We are now publishing the very lively fossil record and hope that you too will enjoy our discovery.” – Christine Kriegerowski

credits

Composed, performed and recorded by Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter

Videos by Dagie Brundert
www.dagiebrundert.de

Video edit by Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Release: Live in Dortmund 2007

Recorded live at “Codo’s Traumreisen” on Eldoradio, Dortmund, 25 April 2007




credits

Recorded live at “Codo’s Traumreisen” on Eldoradio, Dortmund, 25 April 2007

Composed and performed by Bernhard Wöstheinrich
Host & Recording engineer: Christoph Cech
Editing and mastering: Markus Reuter