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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.

Carsten Schulz (C-Schulz) was born in Cologne in 1968 and has worked professionally as a musician and filmmaker since 1990.  During his formative years he studied classical oboe, among other instruments, and a diverse array of musical theory.  From 1996-2001, he studied audio-visual arts at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne. Since 2002 C-Schulz has composed for the renowned Studio Akustische Kunst of the West German broadcasting service (WDR). Schulz’s music is influenced by Industrial music, contemporary classical music, krautrock, Musique Concrete, library music, early techno and the underground tape scene of the late 80s.  Schulz has several releases on such labels as Extreme (Australia), Odd Size (France), Entenpfuhl + Sonig (Germany). C-Schulz rarely gives solo concerts and all of them are multichannel (5.1). He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

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"


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"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