Conrad Schnitzler ‎– Con

Conrad Schnitzler's first internationally released LP was initially released in France, followed by licensing of the Egg label in Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan.


Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
90 184, N° 90.184 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP, Album) Egg, Egg 90 184, N° 90.184 France 1978 Sell This Version
BRCLP 60071 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP) Egg BRCLP 60071 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
17.1412/4 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP, Album) Egg 17.1412/4 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
90 040 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP, Album) Egg 90 040 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
66052 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP, Album) Egg 66052 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
GP-709 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP, Album) Egg GP-709 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
GP-709 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP, Album, Promo) Egg GP-709 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
90 040 Conrad Schnitzler Con(LP, Album, RP) Egg 90 040 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
14223, 14223 CD Conrad Schnitzler Ballet Statique(CD, Album, RE) Spalax, Spalax 14223, 14223 CD France 1992 Sell This Version
CTCD-556 Conrad Schnitzler Con(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Captain Trip Records CTCD-556 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
MM-004LP Conrad Schnitzler Ballet Statique(LP, Album, RE) M=Minimal MM-004LP Germany 2011 Sell This Version
mm-004cd, mm-004CD, mm-004 Conrad Schnitzler Ballet Statique / Con(CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sli) M=minimal, M=minimal, M=minimal mm-004cd, mm-004CD, mm-004 Germany 2013 Sell This Version


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October 24, 2018
referencing Con, LP, Album, 90 184, N° 90.184
Interestingly, I have a copy that definitely this French release which has a sticker on the outside of the shrinkwrap saying "Peter Baumann Presents" in the same positioning as the Canadian reissue which printed it on the actual sleeve. Do you think all copies were stickered and the Canadian repress just takes that sticker onto the artwork?


September 20, 2018
referencing Ballet Statique / Con, CD, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sli, mm-004cd, mm-004CD, mm-004
Is the download the complete 60 min. of the Red Cassette or just the 30 min. excerpt included on the CD?


May 8, 2014
referencing Con, LP, Album, 90 184, N° 90.184

A timeless, beautiful, utterly essential album


February 25, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Ballet Statique, CD, Album, RE, 14223, 14223 CD
Never heard of a Con album called BALLET STATIQUE? Actually, it was the title he wanted to call his international debut CON (originally released in France, USA and Canada on Egg records in 1978), and this is a reissue of that album plus bonus material.
For many, this was their first experience of Con's music. I remember at the time, 'hmm... he was the other person on TD's ELECTRONIC MEDITATION, and this is all synths and produced by Peter Baumann, curious...'. Of course I bought it and was delighted with the unusual use of sequences, abstract melodies and really cosmic sound. In fact CON was much more an innovative album than I expected. The opening shimmering gliding tones, sparse and gradually gaining form, make Electric Garden an ideal opener. Ballet Statique itself is notably influenced by Peter Baumann. Then there's Zug, zooming along like an express train, and in sharp contrast Metall 1, a swirling gliding mass of electronic tones. Finally Black Nails returns calmly to the Baumann-esque, open barely rhythmic structure of former tracks.
Of course with this CD that's not all, with five shorter complimentary tracks recorded around the same time (originally issued on a volume of the CONTAINER series of cassettes) that make for an even greater listening experience. Curious titles like: Frozen Bubbles or The Sinking of a Melting Drone capture the spirit of this striking otherworldly music perfectly, ending with the eerie twittering and rasping cavernous tones of Underwater Church. Excellent!
From my review in Audion #22, published in July 1992


April 5, 2004
referencing Con, LP, Album, 90 184, N° 90.184

Very Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream influenced album. Which in this case is an advantage. The beats are clear, straight and still groovy. Probably Schnitzlers best work. Less art but more fun. A timeless record.