FACE ON RADIO
CD-R Auricle AMCDR 131 £7.00
DL Auricle AMCDR 131 DL download
Chz 1 28'53"
2. Chz 2 4'30"
3. Chz 3 7'40"
4. The Fourth Reich 9'26"
5. Face On Radio 4'53"
6. S-Shape Demo track 6 8'39"
7. S-Shape Demo track 8 12'35"
Compiled by Alan Freeman.
Recorded by Wolfgang Hertz at Studio C, Berlin (1980-1982).
6&7 are bonus tracks (1987).
Issued under licence from W. Hertz.
Conrad Schnitzler: synthesizers, sequencer.
Wolfgang Hertz: tapes, effects, radio.
+ Stella Low: effects.
Originally released as a cassette in the 1980s, "Face On Radio"
consists of choice extracts (chosen by Auricle) from six hours of Wolfgang
Hertz's remixes (that is layered/laminated tapes, often with added effects,
cut-up work and extra sounds added) culled from archive recordings from the
Conrad Schnitzler studio vaults and his "Concert" cassette tape
library. The way Wolfgang put much of this together is quite close to the
style of the "Conal" LP - one of Con's all-time classics. Yet here
there's an added unnerving darkness, and eclectic edge that's different. This
exclusive CDR reissue also includes two lost demo recordings from the
"S-Shape" sessions, which showcase Wolfgang also as a synthesist in
direct collaboration with Con.
licence for this release was authorised by Wolfgang "Hertz"
Heusmann, and is dedicated to him, wherever he is. Conrad had no idea of his
whereabouts, and did not object to our continued production of this,
preserving an otherwise lost bit of history.
original cassette review...
Con-Herz: A brand new project by Schnitzler and friends
that features multi-synthes, tapes and the use of "artificial head"
effects ... in all three people are involved who add a broad new dimension to
CON's patented style by incorporating different sounds and ideas.
[by Archie Patterson in Eurock]
Originally a cassette, Auricle AMC 016 (various editions) - released 1986.
First CDR edition, Auricle AMCDR 131 - released 2008.
Bandcamp download - released 30/1/2012.
Second CDR edition - released 2013.
Third CDR edition - released 2016.