WRWTFWW Records is delighted to announce the release of Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998, a collection of never-heard and hard-to-find works from Swiss music pioneer and synth super wizard Bruno Spoerri. The album is sourced from original masters and is available on a vinyl LP cut at Emil Berliner Studios (formerly the in-house recording department of Deutsche Grammophon), housed in a 350g sleeve with a superb artwork by Nicolas Eigenheer, and packed with liner notes by Mr. Spoerri.
Rare & Unreleased 1971-1998 gives a fascinating glimpse into Bruno Spoerri’s incredibly inventive repertoire, collecting tracks from projects as diverse as commissioned music for trade fairs, the Swiss railroads, or the union of Swiss cheese makers(!), soundtracks for TV shows about ecology, live synth improvisations at Montreux Jazz Festival, and sound installations for art exhibitions. Always the adventurer, Spoerri records a pneumatic drill for the irresistible electronic bossa of "Konzert für SIG-Pressluftwerkzeuge", mixes train sounds and the EMS Synthi-100 for the joyful lo-fi funk of "Rollin’", lets overheating synthesizers take a life of their own to create the sci-fi ambient of "Waves of Montreux", and works with bees, pigs and various birds for the environmental music bliss of "Rhythm’n bees" and "Birds of Cochin". Synthzerland rejoice, it’s time for another captivating journey of sound exploration on Planet Spoerri!
Bruno Spoerri celebrated his 83th birthday in August this year. He is still experimenting, recording, customizing audio gear, improvising on stage and in the studio, collaborating (Julian Sartorius, Franz Treichler of Young Gods, Marco Repetto of Grauzone, Roger Girod…), inventing new sounds and finding new creative outlets. His immense, innovative, and award-filled career started in the 1950s and covers jazz, electronic music, film and tv work, early techno, ambient, and everything in between. Mr. Spoerri has influenced an entire generation of producers and musicians, including Jay-Z who sampled his song "On My Way" (without permission) for "Versus" on Magna Carta…Holy Grail (an agreement was later arranged).
Points of interests
For fans of synthesizers, library music, experimental, proto-techno, early electronics, ambient, jazz, movie soundtracks, funk, sci-fi, Bruno Spoerri’s Voice of Taurus and The Sound of the UFOs, Wendy Carlos, Pierre Schaeffer, Bernard Parmegiani, Piero Umiliani, Robert Cohen-Solal, Nino Nardini, GRM, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, beautiful weird things and customized audio gear.
11 never-heard tracks from Synthzerland pioneer Bruno Spoerri, released for the first time on vinyl, with liner notes by the artist.
Original artwork by Nicolas Eigenheer.
New release from WRWTFWW Records (Bernard Parmegiani’s Les Soleils de l’Île de Pâques/La Brûlure de Mille Soleils soundtracks, Bruno Spoerri’s Voice of Taurus and The Sound of the UFOs, Piero Umiliani’s Tra Scienza e Fantascienza and Il Mondo Dei Romani, Robert-Cohen Solal’s Les Shadoks soundtrack, Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass, Kenji Kawai’s Ghost in the Shell Original Soundtrack, Yasuaki Shimizu’s Kakashi, John Carpenter’s Dark Star Soundtrack…), label founded and curated by Olivier Ducret of Mental Groove (Miss Kittin, Orbe, Donato Dozzy, Imperial Tiger Orchestra...) and Stephan Armleder of Villa Magica Records (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Christian Marclay, Stephan Eicher & Rainier Lericolais, John Armleder, Sylvie Fleury…)