• Sylvain Lupari

MARIO SCHÖNWÄLDER: Hypnotic Beats (1990)

Updated: Sep 28, 2020

There is a mountain of very interesting EM in this album which is a splendid, from start the end, highly inspired by the digitals years of Klaus Schulze

1 Moogazyn 21:49

2 A Dream, Merely A Dream 7:45

3 The Garden of Sanssouci 21:46

4 Niemandsland 4:32

5 Hypnotic Beats 20:57

6 White Tower 3:00

Manikin Music

(DDL 83:01) (V.F.)

(New Berlin School)

Long before Keller & Schönwälder, there was Mario Schönwälder. Before this success which made him known with Detlev Keller, he already had a great solo career which offered him a whole perspective on the possibilities of EM, leading him to set up the Manikin Records label. He was able to diversify the horizons of this label by becoming a leader in the field of research and design of EM instruments including the famous Memotron. We also owe to this label the many box-sets of Klaus Schulze and Ashra Temple in its catalog which offers nearly 200 of very selective titles today. A lover of the Berlin School, he is also known for his numerous collaborations with artists such as Thomas Fanger for the Analog Overdose series and Frank Rothe in the Filter-Kaffee series, in addition to prestigious artists like Bernd Kistenmacher, Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock and Harald Grosskopf