Yet another release of a meticulously crafted mélange of abrasive squeaks, atonal drones, and confounding sequences, Conal 2001 is more of what we've come to expect from Krautrock legend Conrad Schnitzler. A 60-minute textural journey with alternately sharp, soft, and ominous sounds, Schnitzler eschews traditional melodies or most any semblance of rhythm in favor of the unflinching pursuit of progressive experimentation. Three tracks, each averaging near 20 minutes in length, with one deconstructed from unreleased recordings from 1981, Conal 2001 should please the average Schnitzler fan and scare off everyone else.
Conal 2001 Review
by Matt Fink