The bad-ass cover is the first clue that this isn’t your typical solo percussion recital. Drummer Detlef Schönenberg has crafted a compelling industrial soundscape of rattling beats, hissing metal, and chiming tones. It offers sculpted noise and subtle beat science and remains musical in unexpected ways. Fans of early Einstürzende Neubauten should especially take note!
Detlef Schönenberg Archives
A follow up of sorts to the Christmann/Schönenberg duo record WE PLAY, featuring work from a couple of years later. The two men have really honed their craft; the communication on REMARKS is remarkable, and remarkably transparent. By the time Harald Bojé’s synth starts burbling beneath their four Approaches, we’ve entered the realm of magic abstractions.