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Schaltkreis Wassermann was a pioneer group of electronic music. Founded in 1979 by Stella & PJ Wassermann (who still work together on several projects)Read More...
Schaltkreis Wassermann featured a minimalistic approach that was dictated by the available means:
• an ARP 2600 Synthesizer,
• an ARP Avatar guitar synthesizer
• a Roland 100M modular synthesizer
• and a Sequential Circuits Prophet V synthesizer,
all kept together by the Roland MicroComposer MC4 that was capable of playing four simultaneous monophonic synths but that was extremely complicated to program. Tape recording was done with a TEAC 4-track and later with an Otari 8-track tape machine.
It was a great and very psychedelic time. Stella & PJ spent days, weeks and months in their studio exploring sound and consciousness resulting in PSYCHOTRON a ground breaking album in 1982 showcasing a lot of what was to become mainstream in electronic music and then some.
PSYCHOTRON was sold all over the world as a vinyl album and made it to number 7 of the British synthesizer charts in Melody Maker, in the company of Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze and Tomita.