Bruno Spoerri ‎– Glückskugel

Finders Keepers Records ‎– FKR006LP
Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Glückskugel - Title (Ball Of Luck)
Drums – Walter Keiser
A2 Glückskugel - The Race
A3 Oederlin
A4 Les Electroniciens
Drums – Thomas Moeckel*Electric Guitar – Martin A. Grütter
A5 Soft Art Theme
B1 Lilith - Singing In The Dark
Vocals – Barbara Fuchs (2)
B2 Lilith - The Dance
Bass – Thomas HeidepriemDrums – Curt TreierGuitar – Thomas Moeckel*Piano – Renato Anselmi
B3 Lilith - On The Way
B4 Drillin'
B5 Wer Gwünnt? (Who Wins?)
Music By – Rhythm Section Of The Radio Zürich Band

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All compositions originally from 1971-1980

A1 - 1978. Swiss TV rejected these tracks for a new TV-show as being too modern! The melody lines are played with a Lyricon I (multitracked), ARP Odyssey and EMS Synthi 100
A2 - 1978. Another Unused track from the same show. They wanted a very nervous rhythmic sound to enhance the tension - and then of course it was too rhythmic...
A3 - 1972. PR-Disc for an Iron-Foundry company EMS Synthi-100, tape loops with sounds from the factory.
A4 - Les Electroniciens - the original recording!(originally: Konzert für el. Fahrschalter, Hubhyrdraulik, el. Gitarre & Synthesizer) 1971, a PR-disc for the company Lansing-Bagnall. The strange noises are the real sounds of the machine, realised with the Synthi-100, 2 two-track tape machines.
A5 - 1980 Documentary Film about an art exhibition in Zurich (dir, Ettore Cella, prod. André Amsler for Tope Film) realised with the Synthie 100 and prepared piano.
B1 - 1978, Experimental film by Swiss filmmaker Kurt Aeschbacher (one evening of a striptease dancer).
B2 - played by the band, overdubbed with saxophone, lyricon and synthis.
B3 - from the same film music: the music accompanies the trip from the homeoutside Zurich to the cabaret - a lot of traffic, noises and anticipation.
B4 - (originally: Konzert für SIG-Pressluftwerkzeuge) 1971, one of my first electronic works for an art exhibition. I did this track in one long night session in our living room and drove my familly almost crazy with it. It was played then in a trade exhibition in Basle, until everybody complained about the noise...realised with 2 two-track Revox tape machines (one with a loop), 1 Nagra mono tape recorder, the VCS-3 and an early Japanese Keio drum machine.
B5 - 1972, Title music for a very successful Swiss TV-quiz, realised with the Synthi 100 and the rhythm section of the Radio Zürich Band.

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Publishing copyright control. Thanks to DJ Dino Lötscher.
[P] Finders Keepers Records 2006 [C] Bruno Spoerri

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 65438E1/A
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November 21, 2013
Pretty eclectic compilation, but lacks cohesion. Tracks are so different and relatively short that you don't get the feel you're listening to a whole, but instead a fragmented mess. There are some inspired moments and after a while it grows on you. I'm blown away with first track "Gluckskugel - Title", sad it's shortest one. Trumpets sound like shrieking messengers of apocalypse and the chords they play never stop to amaze me. "The Race" has nice synth-groove but it goes nowhere, only few FX spice it here and there. "Les electroniciens" is psychedelic rock interleaved with odd and outdated effects that destroy the flow. "Soft Art Theme" sounds most serious and sensuous, it has organic plucky sounds and sparse, mysterious atmosphere, but it lacks some kind of climax or resolution. "Lilith - On the Way" has nice moments, if only solo synth wouldn't noodle so much.

Inquisitive library-music lovers should give it a chance.