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EXCLUSIVE! FIRST-EVER DIGITAL RELEASE ANYWHERE! (SAJ-04) http://www.fmp-label.de/freemusicproduction/labelscatalog/saj04.html . The bad-ass cover is the first clue that this isn't your typical solo percussion recital. Drummer Detlef Schönenberg has crafted a compelling industrial soundscape of rattling beats, hissing metal, and chiming tones. It offers sculpted noise and subtle beat science and remains musical in unexpected ways. Fans of early Einstürzende Neubauten should especially take note!
"It requires much courage to record two record sides with just the drums. One of the few who can pull this off is Detlef Schönenberg. One is astonished at these invention-rich noise compositions and tone poems. They knock and hiss, it rattle, bubble, and boom – however they always remain music." - Die Zeit
"Forty minutes of school drum solos - nobody could sustain it. But forty minutes Schonenberg's music - this is exciting and fun!" - Stereo
"Schönenberg’s work is varied - as to sound sources, texture, overall expansiveness, directional and dramatic shifts. It is not unimportant work and is indicative of Schönenberg’s increasingly original and individual stylings that he would further in years to come." - Bells
Detlef Schönenberg: drums, cymbals, gongs
Recorded by Detlef Schönenberg on December 1st & 2nd, 1974, in Wuppertal.
CD mastering by Olaf Rupp.
Produced by Detlef Schönenberg.
Cover design by Johann Heinrich Müller.
Photographs by Johann Heinrich Müller and Rolf Borzig.