Christian Morgenstern

Christian Morgenstern

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Götz-Christian Morgenstern
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Christian Morgenstern was born on the 10th of November 1975 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Being interested in technical issues since he was a child, he bought his first Commodore Amiga when he was 15 and started interesting in graphics. Together with a classmate he founded a graphic-duo and pixelled the artwork for early computer-animated movies.
By 1994 Christian also started making music with the Amiga and produced Synthie-Pop and C-64 like tunes, only using Amiga internal samples and music capabilities. Three tracks from that period can be heard on "Night Of The Living Deaf", "Sexy World 1-4" and "Hawaii Blue" ("X-Mas In Freiburg").
In 1995 he had his first contact with synthesizers, when Elef Tsiroudis (now owner of Shokoy Records) called him and told him about a Yamaha SY85 he bought and about his plans to produce electronic music. So Christian also bought some equipment (after he worked at the local steel-melting factory) and travalled to Stuttgart. About six months later they released their first (and last) single on their own label "? Records" as Human Target. 1996 the team split, Christian bought a sample and started producing on his own. He released his first single on Important Extracts entitled "... Minus 38 And Counting...", met Heiko Laux and gave him a demo tape containing the tracks of the "Miscellaneous EP", that was released a month later on Kanzleramt Records.
In October 96 Christian started working at a computer-animation studio for several months, and created two experimental music clips for his tracks. 1997 he moves to Cologne and starts studying at the Academy of Media Arts. Further releases on Kanzleramt. Besides producing records for labels like Kurbel, Konsquent and Creation Rebel, Christian gave birth to his own outlet Forte Records in 1999.
Where as Christian used to produce his first releases only using an Amiga, a sampler, a mixing desk and an effects unit, he turned into a true gearhead, mainly using vintage equipment and tube amplifiers from the 70's and early 80's. He developed his own, unique style and with the release of "Death Before Disko" in 1999, he proved once againt, that he was one of the most versatile Techno musicians. Along with "Death Before Disko" Christian produced his first experimental short movie entitled "M.I.L.K." as part of his pre-exams. Followed by this is the super-moody album "The Lydia EP", released end of 1999, which is played by Djs throughout the world. After a little production break, Christian released his highly acclaimed Electro-Pop album "Hawaii Blue" in early 2001. This production is highly influenced by his undeniable affection for 80's Pop and Rock music and can be seen as a further step in his development from a Techno artist to a musician. As already suggested in previous works, with "Hawaii Blue", he nearly totally refused to accept the club-compatibility dogma, and mixes Pop tunes with listening tracks and retro-ballads.
End of 2001 Christian cancels his studies to concentrate on Forte Records and making music.
Christian Morgenstern died on June 19th 2003 in his apartment in Cologne at the age of just 27. After skating with friends he went home because he felt pain in his chest. No one could reach him for a few days and finally a friend found him dead in his apartment. Christian was working night and day on his new album at the time.
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Christian Morgenstern Discography

Albums

Christian Morgenstern Miscellaneous II (New Issues For Pale People) Kanzleramt Germany 1997 Sell This Version
ka 16 Christian Morgenstern Miscellaneous(2xLP) Kanzleramt ka 16 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Death Before Disko (Album) Forte Records Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Re:Death Before Disko (Album) Forte Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Hawaii Blue (Album) Forte Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Morgenstern* Carolea (Album) Forte Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Christian Morgenstern Gem Club Kanzleramt Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern I Bare Because You Do Kanzleramt Germany 1998 Sell This Version
C. Morgenstern* League - Be Here New Creation Rebel US 1998 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Night Of The Living Deaf Forte Records Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Kurbel 009, kurbel 09 Christian Morgenstern Sexy World 1-4(12") Kurbel, Kurbel Kurbel 009, kurbel 09 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Night Of The Living Deaf (Remixes) Forte Records Germany 1999 Sell This Version
utils #004 Christian Morgenstern Erkrath(12") Utils utils #004 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Hawaii Blue (EP) Forte Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern The Future Is On Fire Kanzleramt Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern The Lydia EP (EP) Forte Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Moment Of Truth E.P. (EP) Sub Static Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Malaria EP (EP) Kanzleramt Germany 2001 Sell This Version
AOP-04 Rude Solo & Christian Morgenstern Rude Solo & Christian Morgenstern - Dark Eldar(12") Art Of Perception AOP-04 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Aux Talk Funkativity Forte Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern The Socially Useless EP (EP) Forte Records, Forte Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Remixes 2/8 Konsequent Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Remixes 4/8 Konsequent Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Remixes 5/8 Konsequent Germany 2016 Sell This Version
Christian Morgenstern Remixes 3/8 Konsequent Germany 2016 Sell This Version

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adyone

adyone

February 12, 2013
A true natural with the rare ability to conjure electronic soul, gracing many of his tracks with an expressive honesty that can be hard to find in this otherwise self-conscious genre. Thank you for the music and the inspiration Christian.
sHy

sHy

August 21, 2003
I was recently informed by my friends Repair (another act on Substatic) that Christian Morgenstern passed away. It's very sad and a great loss to the electronic music world. I never heard a track of his that I did not like. Thanks for all your great music Christian. Rest in peace.
Erickk...

Erickk...

July 12, 2003
Indeed very sad news... Actually i was supposed to see a live PA in Barcelona from Morgenstern the day before he was found dead... I were really shocked when iheard the sad sad news.
May he rest in peace!!!

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