[stadt012] Christian Quast - Alte Schule
- Christian Quast sets us back in time when Techno was just about to
emerge from the dark industries of Motor City. 'Alte Schule' can be
seen as an update of the last 10-15 years, an update with new
methods of production, with better quality due to the immense
digital capabilities of our age but with no change in the
philosophy - the philosophy of Techno.
Isn't it just too abstract to enjoy sounds that are completely non-
organic, pressed into a fitting and mechanical structure and making
everybody move? When thinking about it, we shall remember that these
kind of music is no older than 50 years at the most. It was the
german band Kraftwerk which made these sounds popular, because they
used popsong-structures in most of their works. Today we love to
enjoy piano music with glitches and ultrafrequent sinetones, just
drumorientated techno and music that sounds like a complete error of
its own (Autechre!?).
What is this gonna lead to?