Posts Tagged ‘Rasmus Folk’

Endless House Foundation Unearths 1977 Radio Interview with Resident Composer Walter Schnaffs

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010


Endless House, everybody’s favorite failed electronic music commune from  the early 1970s, has been brought back to life in a new 12-track compilation by London’s Dramatic Records. The brainchild of Czech audiophile/venture capitalist/megalomaniac Jiri Kantor, this high modernist fortress in glass and chrome once was once home to a revolving coterie of composers with cool synthesizers and Werner Herzog accents; according to Kantor, Endless House was a “multimedia discotheque” of sorts, destined to form “the cradle of a new European sonic community.” Too bad it was stuck in the middle of the Bialowieska Forest, and demolished in its scintillating entirety after only six months! Learn more from this “1977 BBC Radio Hungary” interview by renegade composer “Walter Schnaffs”, whose “brand of dubbed-out collage,” sampled below, reportedly “underwhelmed  Kantor and his staff over-paid taste makers.”

Walter Schnaffs, “I Am Germany”

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For more of a sense of the collective’s “house style”, peep this Kantor-favorite  by “Rasmus Folk”, spotlighted by 20 Jazz Funk Greats on Altered Zones a few weeks back

Rasmus Folk, “Coupe”

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