30 Days: 30 Albums | Schneider TM – Construction Sounds

30-days-30-albums-headerThis was an artist who I had never heard of before, but no matter. This had been released on Bureau B and that was good enough for me.

Bureau B | GER | CD | 2012 | BB117

Bureau B | GER | CD | 2012 | BB117

# 20 • Schneider TM: Construction Sounds GER CD [2012]

  1. Construction Sounds
  2. Container
  3. Pneumanisch
  4. Grinder In The Sky
  5. Container Redux
  6. Bimanual Complexity

I had expected music redolent of that sound of construction.  Perhaps evocative of the minimal titles. What was delivered was a field recording of construction sounds. Nothing more!

I stuck with track one for about seven of its thirteen and a half minutes until I realized that it was not going to coalesce into a musical composition! I hurriedly fast forwarded through each of the remaining tracks in disbelief. As much as I have a taste for minimal, reductive work that sounds like noise, this went beyond the pale! And straight onto my “out” pile!

CONCLUSION: recycle…immediately!!!

– 30 –

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3 Responses to 30 Days: 30 Albums | Schneider TM – Construction Sounds

  1. JT says:

    I was irritated this morning, because when I woke up, someone was running a concrete saw next door. Painful. I retreated to the other side of my house, where someone immediately started using a noisy machine to cut shrubbery. Then, someone else started mowing a lawn, and then *another* lawnmower fired up. All within five minutes. And now this post.
    MAKE IT STOP! :-)


    • postpunkmonk says:

      JT – You BLOODY FOOL!!! Don’t complain!! Record it, edit the files and flog it to Bureau B!!! It’s all musik! And they’ll pay for the privilege! [though you will have to give up your publishing to them]


  2. Echorich says:

    ah what as Test Dept. wrought! -or Schaeffer, Éloy, Dufour and the rest of the Musique Concrète masters for that matter…At about minute 6 I began to realize I wasn’t paying attention to the track, but it was providing a background to what I was doing on the computer…maybe it serves the purpose it was created for…


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