STEIN im BRETT – “Vater ALFONS erzählt” (klangFarBe)
Frank Bretschneider is a Berlin-based musician, composer and video artist, known for his “precise sound placement, complex, interwoven rhythm structures and its minimal, flowing approach” (Resident Advisor). While best known for being one of the founders of Raster-Noton, one of today’s best regarded experimental electronic music labels, Bretschneider was also the founder of the now extinct klangFarBe label, which he founded in 1985 in Chemnitz, then known as Karl-Marx-Stadt.
The label released only very limited runs of its eight releases during the period. “Vater ALFONS erzählt” by STEIN im BRETT (a minimal, synth-pop flavoured collaboration between Matthias Stein and Frank Bretschneider himself, recorded between December 1985 to June 1986 at Studio Sonnenklang, Karl-Marx-Stadt) was the fourth of klangFarBe’s eight releases. You can listen to two of the tracks from this album below.