Schlienz, Guenter / Organ Studies
Album: Organ Studies   Collection:General
Artist:Schlienz, Guenter   Added:Aug 2013
Label:Constellation Tatsu  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-09-01 Pull Date: 2013-11-03 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 20 Oct 13 Oct 6 Sep 29 Sep 15 Sep 8
Airplays: 1 1 1 4 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 03, 2014: minimum entropy
Presentation One
4. Oct 04, 2013: Aporeia
Presentation One
2. Oct 16, 2013: minimum entropy
Presentation Four
5. Sep 27, 2013: late nite dryer
Presentation Four
3. Oct 09, 2013: minimum entropy sub
Presentation Four
6. Sep 27, 2013: Apropos of Catharsis
Presentation One

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-08-21
Gorgeous modular synth and organ experiments. Narcotic layers of analog drone in the vein of Roedelius or Conrad Schnitzler with the minimalism of Terry Riley or La Monte Young. An absolute master of his craft, Schlienz also holds a day job at an opera company in Stuttgart. He told me, “during the day I work with so many notes, when I get home I just want to relax and hear only one.” Drone on, folks. All tracks splendid, the longer the better.

1. (9:53) Gentle wobbling phased-out washes of organ and synth, brooding and mystical
2. (5:17)Twinkling melodies, an icy ambient sprawl emerges
3. (7:54) Lovely, hypnotic tones drifting off into space. Sort of like a slowed-down loop of the first three seconds of the Star Trek theme song
4. (12:15) Drifting, dreamy, chill—all those other adjectives that mean the same thing. Eerie alien spacecraft vibes.
5. (3:21) Looped, plunking rhythms distorted through a spring reverb
6. (8:10) Blissful floating tones with some chirping satellite transmissions

Track Listing
1. Presentation One   4. Presentation Four
2. Presentation Two   5. Presentation Five
3. Presentation Three   6. Presentation Six