“Hirschgebrüll is the critically acclaimed collaboration between Conrad Schnitzler and Bjørn Hatterud, released on CD by Fysisk Format, LP by OHM Records / Synesthetic Recordings / TIBProd, and MC by Kassettkultur.
Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011) was a “German pioneer of cold, hard, electronic sound (…) widely credited as the godfather of European Industrial music.” (The Wire, issue 267, May 2006). He studied art under Joseph Buys, and became well known as a member of the bands Tangerine Dream (1969-70), Kluster (1969-71) and Eruption (1970-72). Schnitzler has since focused on solo works and collaborations with various artists, releasing much of the material on his private label. His early solo recordings include highlights Rot (1973), Blau (1974) and Con (1978) and in the 1980s he released industrial synthpop classics such as The Russians Are Coming and Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal. Schnitzler’s music has influenced a variety of artists, including Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, who opened their 1987 debut record Deathcrush with his composition “Silvester Anfang”.
Bjørn Hatterud (born 1977) is a Norwegian art critic, culture writer, curator and noise musician, recording and performing music solo as Maskinanlegg, with Tore Honoré Bøe in Origami Skandinavia, and as a member of Norwegian Noise Orchestra and other projects.
The tracks on Hirschgebrüll were made by sending discs containing discarded sounds from other projects to each other, sampling and altering the sounds, and sending the files back and forth so they both could add to the tracks until they were done.” –from the artist