Label: Auf Abwegen
1979年に初めてモジュラーシンセを手にし個人の前衛音楽プロジェクトKonrad Kraft名義を始動、その後ドイツのSDV Tonträgerを共同設立し、カセットテープ、CD作品を発表し始めたDetlef Funder。前作同様Auf Abwegenから約5年振りとなる初のヴァイナル作[Quadrat ]。どことなく彫刻の様な印象が漂う、シンセ反復のみならず環境音までをループして組み立ててしまう非常に特殊な視点のミニマルミュージック。これは大推薦。
Quadrat is the title of Konrad Kraft’s (aka Detlef Funder) newest album, this time released on 12“ vinyl.
In some ways this album constitutes a kind of continuation of his previous work, which started with Temporary Audiosculptures. A sound manifestation of imaginary, sculptural and graphic structures.
Like before, the production concentrates, in a more diffused way than in his previous album, on adding compositorial characteristics to graphic-geometric structures.
The result is a formal Grammatik of complex sound structures existing of wanted and indeed unwanted sounds and improvised moments.
Fragmentary passages join homogeneous ones, spatial agglomerations follow cut-ups, acoustic adhesion meets simmering hotspots.
Quadrat is clearly more poetical than his last album. Reduction and occasional use of minimalistic tonality and rhythm are in the forefront, and invite for sound excursions.
The dogmatic choice of electronic sound production as well as the extreme manipulation of field recordings, allows for the formation of an abstract electronic parallel world.
A limited edition of 10 albums containing line drawings by Detlef Funder in the format of a square LP is also available (Quadrat 1 – 10).
Detlef Funder alias Konrad Kraft Bio:
1979 – Purchase of first semi-modular synthesiser.
1982 – Creation of experimental and avantgarde music project “Konrad Kraft“. Various tapes and CDs as well as compilation tracks are published.
1988 – 1994 Co-founder of the Düsseldorf based music label “SDV-Tonträger”. 1990 – 2011 Producer of electronic music (experimental, ambient, techno) and work as DJ and live-acts worldwide (“Konrad Kraft”, “Gilgamesch”, “D-Fundation”, “Detson Engineering” & “Four Carry Nuts”).
2004 – After a long break resumption of work as artist (fine arts and painting).
1992 Dino Oon & Konrad Kraft – “Environmental Studies“ (SDV-Düsseldorf) CD
1996 Konrad Kraft – Alien Atmospheres (Elektro Smog-Frankfurt) CD
2011 Konrad Kraft – Temporary Audio Sculptures and Artefacts (aufabwegen) CD