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Juan Dahmen
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Juan Dahmen The first time I met Tobias and Erik, the latter said: "Do you know 'Power'? You have to listen to this!"
Back home I bought the album and, as I went to work 6 km on bike every day, 'Power' was my soundtrack on loop, for a whole year. It gave me a lot of energy, hence the name. Cycling became epic and I measured distance using this piece.

So far I haven't written about the album yet, go listen to it yourself :) Favorite track: Power.
Global Jazzalist
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Global Jazzalist Elektronische musik,
post Tangerine Dream,
post "Warp".
Subtle and insidious ...

youtu.be/4xl6zlD_hlE?list=PLUPr-xp9Rwn7P41lQ2awi7jiWMBgIba1X Favorite track: Power.
Frank Hadlich
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Frank Hadlich Mmmhh! Very tastefully arranged electronic music. C'mon, taste it as well! Favorite track: Power.
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about

The 17th anniversary of centrozoon's Blast finally sees the first vinyl edition of an album that was instrumental in inspiring the Kraturock-revival of the early 2000s. Originally released in 1999, this special 3 LP edition limited to 200 copies features two additional tracks from the original sessions as well as a fresh take on the cover design.

Blast gradually took shape over the course of months in a barn refitted into a studio space. Compared to the giant analog synth constellations of the 70s, the set-up was remarkably lean, consisting of little more than a touch guitar, simple looping devices, a Yamaha SY35 and various effect pedals. An important role was reserved for the Roland MC303, which, in a case of happy misappropriation, provided atmospheric pad sounds and shadowy rhythm patterns. The result were four tracks of glacially shifting drones, whose serene spaciousness occasionally hined at a classic like Zeit without ever copying it.

This luxurious new edition celebrates the album's legacy at a time when centrozoon have moved into distinctly different musical territories. In the eyes of the band, this is their 'director's cut in 3D' - a monolithic monument in time that respectfully honours and occasionally even ambitiously exceeds its inspirations.

credits

released January 1, 2000

Markus Reuter - Processed Touch Guitar
Bernhard Wöstheinrich - Tonal and Rhythmic Modulations, Synthesizers

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centrozoon Berlin, Germany

Centrozoon is not just questioning the process of making music, but the very borders of music itself.
Creating sound, to centrozoon, is an exploration of possibilities and extremes, a constant conscious confusion of contexts and evaluating the validity of what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.

centrozoon currently consists of Markus Reuter, Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Tobias Reber.
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