Konrad Schnitzler* ‎– Work In Progress

Edition Block ‎– none
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Cassette, Single Sided, Limited Edition, Numbered, C60
Box Set, Limited Edition, Numbered


Schwarz (Eruption)
A Eruption 1 31:04
B Eruption 2 25:30
C Meditation 20:00
D Krautrock 20:10
E Die Rebellen Haben Sich In Den Bergen Versteckt 19:00
F Jupiter 20:00
Kassette - Detail Aus Work In Progress
G Detail Aus Work In Progress 30:00

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Green boxset issued in a limited and numbered edition of 100 copies. Numbering appears both on the inside of the box, on the enclosed unique cassette and on a signed original drawing (score) called "Kompositionsschema für sechs Spuren (Stereo)". Copies 1-20 are clothbound and contain additionally six more signed and numbered score inserts.

The box contains copies of Eruption, Rot, Blau complete with covers.
Each box also contains a unique cassette with a different 30 minute excerpt from the 50 hour composition "Work In Progress" that was performed between April 12 and April 27, 1974 at Galerie René Block (3-4 hours per day, 5 hours on the last day). The box contains a list when the contents of each cassettes were performed.
Disclaimer on the tape label "Dieses Unikat darf auch nicht zum privaten Gebrauch kopiert werden. Alle Rechte Edition René Block, Berlin" (translated: "It is not allowed to copy this unique item even for private use. All rights reserved by Edition René Block, Berlin".

The inner box tracklisting lists LP-Blau A as "Die Rebellen Haben Sich Hinter Den Bergen Versteckt".

This release is sometimes referred to as "Block Box" per the discography from 1998.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ST-KS 1001-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ST-KS 1001-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): ST-KS 1002-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): ST-KS 1002-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): ST-KS 1003-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): ST-KS 1003-B
  • Other (Catalog Number Schwarz): KS 1001
  • Other (Catalog Number Rot): KS 1002
  • Other (Catalog Number Blau): KS 1003

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February 26, 2019
Wow....to be able to own a copy of this one...


January 6, 2019
edited 4 months ago

i think 100 copies printed (50 hours of music split in 100 cassette of 30 mins each one) but because copies 1-20 are clothbound and contain additionally six more signed and numbered score inserts (limited of limited edition) 80 copies remain "normal" issues. so probably 80/80 is the last one of normal issue


January 3, 2019
"Rot" & "Blau" are identical and not re issues. "Schwarz" was probably printed in 200 copies (same with "Rot"). Some of them have white labels and are stamped on side A. Both have the same matrix numbers. Con called it "Block Box" but "Eruption" or "Work In Progress" could be right here too. I always thought "Work In Progress" was the name of the unikat tape in the set.
According to Con himself it was put together in 1974. 1976 is indeed a typo.
One thing that might bring up even more confusion : did they make 100 or 80 copies of this set?
In Conrads archive i found a copy numbered 80 / 80.


December 29, 2018

3 vinyls and covers are IDENTICAL to the original issues so i think no reissues but reassembling of lying copies. plus cassette. and totally agree with the-edge member below.


November 22, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

This box set is not titled 'Eruption'. That is the title of the black cover album in it's original release. I bought my box direct from Conrad Schnitzler and it was titled 'Work In Progress'. The picture shown is actually that of the inside of the box top. The box itself is green as shown in the last picture in the set.