Evening centered round Dusseldorf's quality label TAL
The German quality label TAL was founded in 2016 by Stefan Scheider, who we know from To Rococo Rot, Kreidler and his many side projects. In the past, the label released work by Ogoya Nengo and the Dodo Women's Group, Asmus Tietchens, Reiko Kudo, Sam Prekop & John McEntire, Mapstation, Tolouse Low Trax, Tentenko,… In AB Salon we will present 2 new releases of the label.
So Sner is a duo with bass clarinettist Suzanne Gartmayer and Stefan Schneider on electronics. The recording of their debut album started in 2015 in Kraftwerk's former Kling Klang studio and was finished in 2020 in the Stammhaus Kirche in Düsseldorf. When asked about their music: 'So Sner's sound is equally oriented towards experiment and tradition. It's roots can be traced back to the UK of the early 80s: an era in which soul and synth, jazz and industrial, avant-garde and polyrhythm were blended with the help of intellectualism and punk attitude.
In 2018, TAL re-released the cassette Arctica (1987) by Konrad Kraft, the alter-ego of Dusseldorf's Detlef Funder. While his experimental work from the early 80s, created on modular synths, was inspired by musique concrète and industrial music, he later made a shift to more beat-oriented music with side-jumps to trance and techno. Between 1999 and 2007, he focused more on the development of his studio, his work as a mastering engineer and the creation of 'audio sculptures'. In recent years, he has refocused on his true passion, experimental electronic music.