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UW14 | August 18, 2017
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Release Info

FRÜHE JAHRE is the first time reissue of C-Schulz’s early work from late 1980s and early ‘90s.  Schulz’s first LP, 10. HOSE HORN, was introduced alongside other debut LPs from Jim O'Rourke and Frank Dommert on Dommert's Entenpfuhl label in 1991.  Combining the cathartic sounds of industrial, early techno, and innovative pop with inspiration from acousmatic, New Music, and Dada, Schulz’s music is a prime example of the Cologne experimental music scene of the time.  Rhythmic delights, outlandish juxtapositions and a sustained, unresolved, aurally-fascinating tension evoke dramatic, film-like meditations. Also included in the collection are the tracks from 7. PARTY DISCO and various other cassette, 7" singles, and compilations, as well as a previously unreleased digital-only bonus track. Liner notes written by Marcus Schmickler, who also co-produced many of the tracks. Remastering by Rashad Becker.

Product Info

Mini-LP tip-on CD jacket

Metallic Ink printing
Download card for entire set and digital-only bonus track "Borkup"

Tip-on Jacket
Single LP replica of C-Schulz debut LP 10. HOSE HORN
Cut at Dubplates & Mastering
Download card for entire set and digital-only bonus track "Borkup"


Digital Booklet
Your choice of the following formats:
MP3  - 320kbps
FLAC - 24/44.1
ALAC - 24/44.1



#35 Archival Release of 2017 by The Wire

"Heard now in retrospect, the debut LP by C-Schulz entitled 10. Hose Horn, released that same year [as Jim O'Rourke's debut LP] by Entenpfuhl and recently reissued by Unseen Worlds, seems to mark a nexus point betwixt old, weird Cologne and the electronica-as-lifestyle zeitgeist which came to be known as the "Cologne sound" ... motorik, hands-on impressionistic, and highly personal. Amidst fleeting moments of anachronism (a touch of the Bomb Squad here, a glimmer of J. Thirwell's Steroid Maximus there), the whole reveals a road less travelled, and is neither electronica, industrial, ambient, or anything else, but rather an indigenous, urban, and encapsulated amalgam all its own." - Keith Connolly, BOMB Magazine

"What a rare and sprawling opus we have here with the reissue of great Cologne experimentalist C-Shultz's late 80's and early 90's and originally released in 91 on the Entenpfuhl label. There's an odd German pop sensibility at work combined with nods to Industrial, Dada, Musique Concrete and early techno. A truly innovative and delightful record that was way ahead of its time because it exists outside of time." - Joe Surdna, Audiostream

"Some records gain depth on repeated listenings, some lose their luster, and others, like C-Schulz’s 10. Hose Horn, just get more bonkers." - Matt Wuethrich, Dusted

"Plugging a vital gap in our knowledge of this era, at the cusp of the ‘90s when the kosmiche/krautrock spirit had long jumped the shark and the rest of Europe was in thrall to house, rave and hip hop, 10. Hose Horn offers an idiosyncratic perspective of experimental music at that time which, strangely enough, still sounds out of place and time over 25 years’s worth bearing in mind that Schulz had barely turned 20 by the time Frank Dommert released his debut, Jahre Später, which provides one of this set’s highlights in the psychedelic horror collage of Wir beide sind verwandt, and sets the tone for a wildly, widely inventive overview of his variegated work.  There’s slow-mo New Beat-type sleaze in Barbapapa, along with hi-NRG disco scrabble in Kurze Flitze and industrial swagger on Meister, but just the tip of a large, oddly shaped iceberg, which reaches right down to the warped drone feedback works of Borkup and some messed-up vocoder psychoacoustics in Tri-Top, plus a few canny twists on space age lounge music in Klang and Reis recalling some kinda NWW cut-ups, and head-curdling drone of Himaal." - Boomkat 1, 2

"The results still sound astonishing and if this was played in a blindfold test it would be nigh-impossible to date." - Mike Barnes, The Wire (Dec. 2017)