Seesselberg ‎– Synthetik 1.


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Seesselberg Synthetik 1.(LP, Ltd) Not On Label (Seesselberg Self-released) none Germany 1974 Sell This Version
PL 22 Seesselberg Synthetik 1(CD, Album, RE) Plate Lunch PL 22 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
112 Seesselberg Synthetik 1(CDr, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Creel Pone 112 US 2010 Sell This Version
LPS126 Seesselberg Synthetik 1(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Wah Wah Records LPS126 Spain 2013 Sell This Version
Perv 1 Seesselberg Synthetik 1(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) PERV Perv 1 France 2014 Sell This Version


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October 9, 2015
referencing Synthetik 1, CD, Album, RE, PL 22
Excellent edition cd:great mastering and nice booklet with rare pictures
Cluster 71-style ...


March 26, 2014
referencing Synthetik 1, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Perv 1
BOOTLEG! Wolf Seesselberg has no knowledge of
or involvement with this pressing. Re-issued
On Wah-Wah with insert & Deluxe silver cover with cooperation of W.Seesselbeg in 2013 .


December 25, 2013
referencing Synthetik 1, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, LPS126
These were brothers Wolf & Eckhart Seesselberg. They pioneered the modular synth experiments in 1970's Germany just as their peers Beaver & Krause, Tontos Expanding Head Band or The Silver Apples did in the USA. Their performances often took place in art galleries or Modern Art museums, where besides their sounds they also offered seminars to instruct the public into the art of synthesizer sounds.

Wolf Seesselberg became an electronic music enthusiast through his work at the Hamburg Schauspielhaus and under the influence of Swedish composer Karl-Birger Blomdahl and his electronic tone generator. His brother Eckhart devoted all his passion into building his own synthesizer, a process that lasted over ten years!

The good news is that they did record their performances, and a selection of those tapes recorded between 1971 and 1973 formed their 1973 LP "Synthetik 1", which sees its first vinyl reissue ever now on Wah Wah Records. Containing a way out sound, often ignoring the principles of standard rhythm and melody in favour of adventurous experimentation with the endless possibilities of the sythesizer, it's one of the most underrated kraut albums that nonetheless deserves to be up there with the early works of Cluster / Kluster or Conrad Schnitzler.

The Wah Wah reissue corrects the original printing by offering it on silver board (like that of the first Silver Apples LP, or our recent reissue of Spacecraft - as it was originally conceived but not released probably due to budget limitations), features reproductions of original postcards to promote Seesselberg performance in kunst galleries and, of course, includes an insert with liner notes plus lots of previously unseen photographies by the duo at work.