01 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [18:26]
  2. Part 2 [18:12]
  3. Part 3 [9:54]
  4. Part 4 [16:03]
    02 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [13:57]
  2. Part 2 [6:35]
  3. Part 3 [11:57]
  4. Part 4 [6:43]
  5. Part 5 [10:20]
  6. Part 6 [9:48]
    03 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [6:34]
  2. Part 2 [14:15]
  3. Part 3 [6:50]
  4. Part 4 [10:17]
  5. Part 5 [9:27]
  6. Part 6 [6:05]
  7. Part 7 [9:17]
    04 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [2:12]
  2. Part 2 [1:59]
  3. Part 3 [2:15]
  4. Part 4 [1:55]
  5. Part 5 [2:08]
  6. Part 6 [2:13]
  7. Part 7 [2:27]
  8. Part 8 [3:41]
  9. Part 9 [2:18]
  10. Part 10 [2:59]
  11. Part 11 [2:33]
  12. Part 12 [2:30]
  13. Part 13 [1:46]
  14. Part 14 [2:32]
  15. Part 15 [1:44]
  16. Part 16 [2:18]
  17. Part 17 [2:14]
  18. Part 18 [2:34]
  19. Part 19 [2:08]
  20. Part 20 [2:25]
  21. Part 21 [1:59]
  22. Part 22 [1:48]
  23. Part 23 [2:14]
  24. Part 24 [2:53]
  25. Part 25 [3:45]
  26. Part 26 [1:44]
    05 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [10:15]
  2. Part 2 [10:56]
  3. Part 3 [15:37]
  4. Part 4 [8:59]
  5. Part 5 [17:14]
    06 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [15:34]
  2. Part 2 [15:59]
  3. Part 3 [13:33]
  4. Part 4 [15:31]
    07 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [4:53]
  2. Part 2 [8:56]
  3. Part 3 [8:18]
  4. Part 4 [7:42]
  5. Part 5 [10:26]
  6. Part 6 [10:22]
  7. Part 7 [9:30]
    08 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [2:07]
  2. Part 2 [1:36]
  3. Part 3 [2:15]
  4. Part 4 [2:00]
  5. Part 5 [2:00]
  6. Part 6 [2:00]
  7. Part 7 [2:00]
  8. Part 8 [2:00]
  9. Part 9 [2:00]
  10. Part 10 [2:10]
  11. Part 11 [1:50]
  12. Part 12 [2:03]
  13. Part 13 [1:57]
  14. Part 14 [2:00]
  15. Part 15 [2:06]
  16. Part 16 [2:09]
  17. Part 17 [1:49]
  18. Part 18 [2:00]
  19. Part 19 [2:00]
  20. Part 20 [1:57]
  21. Part 21 [1:59]
  22. Part 22 [2:19]
  23. Part 23 [1:53]
  24. Part 24 [1:51]
  25. Part 25 [1:58]
  26. Part 26 [2:01]
  27. Part 27 [2:03]
  28. Part 28 [1:57]
  29. Part 29 [2:00]
  30. Part 30 [2:08]
    09 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [32:28]
  2. Part 2 [31:16]
    10 kW/h
  1. Part 1 [1:54]
  2. Part 2 [1:59]
  3. Part 3 [2:02]
  4. Part 4 [1:58]
  5. Part 5 [2:05]
  6. Part 6 [2:05]
  7. Part 7 [1:51]
  8. Part 8 [2:00]
  9. Part 9 [2:00]
  10. Part 10 [2:00]
  11. Part 11 [2:00]
  12. Part 12 [2:00]
  13. Part 13 [2:00]
  14. Part 14 [2:00]
  15. Part 15 [2:00]
  16. Part 16 [2:19]
  17. Part 17 [2:46]
  18. Part 18 [2:44]
  19. Part 19 [2:44]
  20. Part 20 [2:19]
  21. Part 21 [2:36]
  22. Part 22 [2:10]
  23. Part 23 [2:32]
  24. Part 24 [2:43]
  25. Part 25 [1:47]
  26. Part 26 [2:41]
  27. Part 27 [2:03]
  28. Part 28 [2:57]
    USB Bonus
  1. Sonderflug080110 [1:03:22]
10 Hours of previously unreleased music on 10 CDs (not CDrs).

These hidden gems were recently discovered by Wolfgang and brushed off to finally see the light of day. The quality of the music is a high quality production that sounds superb.

Historic Archive of recodings by Konrad and Wolf from 1973-1977.
Limited to 150 box sets with custom USB containing 11th hour (11 kW/h) and some special info files. Back in the Seventies, Schnitzler and Seidel released two collaboration albums under the name "ConSequenza". This box set includes 10 CDs plus a USB with another hour of material. All of this music is unreleased material by Schnitzler and Seidel recorded from 1973-1977.

A blend of abstract electronics and haunting tonalities, melody plays only an incidental role in this music. The main gist is experimentation of an ilk that conjures vistas of mechanical conflict, forces expressing inhuman sentiments which distinctly achieve a bewitching demeanor as eerie noises clash with harsh pulsations. The result is often abrasive, often enthralling, as shrill electronic pitches slither through a miasma of pensive tonal bellows. Imagine futuristic metal monoliths scraping against each other, communicating messages in a sonic language that mankind will never fathom. These alien auralscapes are rife with intensity as atonal cacophonies rage and seethe, generating tension that refuses to relent. Coarse impacts serve as non-rhythmic punctuations in these grating compositions.
And yet, for all its embroiled structure, this music possesses an elusive harmonic character that becomes readily apparent once one is immersed in the experience. Moody panoramas are created, dazzling constructions of sound whose abrasive mien is matched by their capacity to mesmerize. Mortal perspective becomes dwarfed by the awesome scope exhibited by these songs.
Over the course of the eleven hours of music contained in this set, not every song manifests such unbridled intensity. There are tracks that lean more toward a dark ambience, albeit a gritty ambience prone to flashes of agitation. Such brooding passages are littered with mechanical grumbles and a fair share of electronics outbursts. Two discs offer arrays of short tracks that are actually presented as seamless epic compositions. An unearthly loop is established and left to run while auxiliary electronics season that flow with ethereal embellishment. These sidereal effects provide constant subtexts for the central pattern, sometimes offering urgent punctuation, other times generating pulsating threads that spiral through the mix and blend with the nucleus to create a lusher sonic presence. Often accumulative, these layers compound until what you hear is a throbbing density that glistens with delightfully eerie charm.
Keyboards play a minor-to-nonexistent role in this tuneage. The electronics are generated by machinery and controled by dials and switches. Each sound has been carefully crafted, for this stuff predates sampling computers. There is a profusion of "bloops," noises that bear no resemblence to any natural terrestrial sound. While there are occasions of natural instruments (like strings and real percussives and guitar and fanciful flutes, even a droning organ), these instances are generally awash in dominant waves of electronics. The presence of these traditional instruments serves to inject a sense of humanity into the otherwise artificial temperament displayed by the music. The tuneage establishes an evocation of man struggling to be heard amidst the mechanical voice of modern culture. Or maybe this music is a testament to mankind's fusion with machinery, a merger that looms in everyone's future as technology continues to overtake every aspect of daily life.
This music is clearly targeted for sensibilities that enjoy electronic overkill. There's a distinct charm to this relentless noise, for it is not just bedlam. Each passage is meticulously organized to balance drones with squeals. Each stretch of grinding intensity shimmers with intentional design. Emotions are stimulated and toyed with, arousing responses that might seem like tension to some but are acutely delightful to others.

If the prospect of eleven hours of unbelievably intense electronic music appeals to you, then this release is an ambrosial treasure you do not want to ignore.

2011. Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity