Konrad Becker is one of the most important musicians, that ever came out of modern Austria. His project Monoton (recently re-released in it’s entirety in Canada) is among the most requested bands among collectors of early experimental electronics. The British magazine ‘The Wire’ choose the first ‘Monoton’ album as being one of the 100 most important records ever.
In the mid 80s, Becker started to experiment a lot with piano music, influenced by the tradition of ‘Minimal Music’ and indeed: Some of the pieces remind of the works of Philip Glass or Steve Reich. Repetitive rhythms create a wall of sound, to dive deep into. Other pieces take the piano as basis material, on which Becker uses various electronic manipulations to create something completely new.
An Essential new facet in the work of Becker to be disovered for all fans of ‘Monoton’; and and for all others a great revelation!
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01 Danse Diable
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