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With "Ferne Ziele" (Distant Destinations), Berlin School legend Bernd Kistenmacher presents an impressive work about the Berlin School movement, which will not only inspire fans of this music genre.
West Berlin of the seventies: barbed wire, wall, greyed-out landscapes and insularity within the GDR. Despite these seemingly adverse circumstances and the social changes taking place at the same time, the Berlin School developed into the most important genre of electronic music in Germany, along with the Düsseldorf School, and became known far beyond the borders of the Federal Republic thanks to exceptional artists such as Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Michael Rother and Manuel Göttsching. Bernd Kistenmacher was also influenced by this excellent group of musicians and played a significant role in the further development of the "New Berlin School" from the mid-1980s.
With "Ferne Ziele" (Distant Destinations), he reviews his personal musical career on the one hand, but on the other hand allows 35 protagonists to have their say in sometimes very personal conversations. These include the legendary Conrad Schnitzler, " Synthesist" Harald Großkopf, Krautrock label pioneer Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser (Ohr, Pilz, Kosmische Kuriere), as well as synthesizer developers Ludwig Rehberg (EMS) and Wolfgang Palm (PPG).
This impressive work is rounded off by essays on festivals and studios of the time, allowing a glimpse behind the scenes of the experimental zeitgeist that prevailed at the time, beyond the mainstream. The result is a comprehensive picture of this fascinating movement within electronic music, which is a huge reading pleasure not only for Berlin School fans and therefore a real must.