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Never Trust The Way You Are

by centrozoon featuring tim bowness

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Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper centrozoon's core duo of Markus Reuter and Bernhard Wöstheinrich join forces with No-Man man Tim Bowness. Sounds very Sylvian/Frippesk to me! For a quick listening example probably skip into "bigger space" (around 6 minutes to the end)... Favorite track: bigger space.
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Hardo The combination is interesting. Crimsonlike electronic stuff and the soft voice of tb within sounds full of melodies. Favorite track: bigger space.
Dr. Bernie Quiroga, PhD
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Dr. Bernie Quiroga, PhD It took me a while to explore Markus Reuter's work with centrozoon, having long been an avid Stick Men fan. This was recommended to me as a starting point, and it is fascinatingly good. The overabundance of vocals (from Tim Bowness) does not really detract, although as usual with Markus, the strength is on the music and the ambience. Pop Killer, produced by the extraordinary Pat Mastelotto, is nothing less than a pop masterpiece. Favorite track: pop killer.
Frank Hadlich
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Frank Hadlich A sheer masterpiece deserving much more attention and airplay. Favorite track: carpet demon.
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bigger space 09:24
carpet demon 03:59
not you 01:30
song unsung 01:00
pop killer 03:44
skylight 04:14
to the other 02:48


Recorded in Germany, Finland, Canada and the US over a three year period and featuring drum and mixing contributions from Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), the album collects 15 pieces which for the first time capture perfectly the unique and unfettered musical chemistry of the Reuter, Woestheinrich, Bowness trio in a controlled studio environment.

A significant leap beyond last year's Scent Of Crash And Burn EP, Never Trust The Way You Are is a genre-defying fusion of Art Pop, Progressive, Electronica and ballad influences, boasting a potent combination of mellow moods, difficult beats, powerful melodies and ambitious musical experiments.

An ideal showcase for Reuter's Touch Guitar dexterity, Woestheinrich's impossible rhythms and Bowness' distinctive vocal style, Never Trust The Way You Are represents a compelling artistic highpoint for all involved.


released November 1, 2004

all music by bowness/reuter/wöstheinrich
lyrics by bowness

tim bowness vocals, vocal loops
markus reuter touch guitar, ambient loops, electronics
bernhard wöstheinrich synthesizers, electronics, percussives

original sessions recorded by philipp quaet-faslem in herzebrock, germany and espoo, finland

mix and additional recording by modo bierkamp in hanover, germany

'like a 1000 stars', 'not you', 'song unsung', 'mother's call' and 'the scent of crash and burn' arranged and mixed by lee fletcher in paignton, england

'carpet demon' arranged & mixed by derek difilippo in toronto, canada

'pop killer' mixed by pat mastelotto (assisted by pat manske) in austin, texas, usa

additional vocal treatment on 'ten versions of america' by michael peters, additional drums and percussion on 'bigger space' and 'pop killer' by pat mastelotto, additional treatments on 'bigger space' by bill munyon

mastered by denis blackham at skye mastering

published by mute song ltd.


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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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