Construction Sounds

by Schneider TM

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"This is an album based on field recordings of construction sites that i made between 2001 and 2009 whilst living and working in one of the most vibrant renovation areas of Berlin. The idea for this project came along when i realised that my own, mostly improvised electronic music started to imitate the sounds and structures of the construction sites that i was surrounded by for so many years, up to 15 hours a day, 6 days a week and which drove me to the brink of mental meltdown every once in a while. To keep sane, i started recording and kind of enjoying the sounds and patterns which the construction workers were creating and realised that they consciously or unconciously also used their tools as sound devices and even reacted to each other in ways which could be perceived as improvised music.
On this album i combined some of these moments with my own electronic recordings from that time. I didn‘t edit, process and arrange the music too much, because i wanted these original moments, which were played by the unknown working men and which sometimes reach something that i would call cosmic music, to be heard."

D.D. 2012


released September 28, 2012

All tracks by Dirk Dresselhaus.
Recorded 2001 - 2009 at Constructionsite Studios, Berlin.
Arranged & mixed 2011 at ZONE, Berlin.
Mastered by Rashad Becker.
Published by Bureau B Songs.

Cover artwork based on images by Lillevan & Dirk Dresselhaus.
Layout by Sven Fritz.


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live video: (w/ video by Lillevan) (w/ video by pani K)



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Schneider TM Berlin, Germany

Schneider TM is the multidimensional music project of Dirk Dresselhaus which oscillates extensively between adventurous electronic pop-music and experimental, sometimes improvised freeform music, while occasionally bringing these and other opposing elements together. ... more

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