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Blast

by centrozoon

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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.

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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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