Since the late 80's Dirk Dresselhaus is active in different musical fields. From 1989 until 1997 he played and sang in indie-noiserock- and pop-bands like Locust Fudge or Hip Young Things before he became more active in electronic music around 1997 under the moniker Schneider TM, which is responsible for a couple of experimental electro-freak-pop albums and mini-hits like "Reality Check" or a coverversion of a song by The Smiths called "The Light 30002 (w/ Kptmichigan). Next to many one-off projects like composing and recording music for movies, theatre or radioplays, he plays and records with freeform noise-projects like Angel (w/ Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic), Mr. Schmuck's Farm (w/ Hildur Gudnadottir of Lost In Hildurness / Mum etc.) and Real Time (w/ Reinhold Friedl of Zeitkratzer) on a regular basis. Since quite a while he frequently plays improv concerts on varying instruments like guitar, electronics, balaphon or using field recordings, sometimes solo and other times together with Jochen Arbeit (of Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Haut), Damo Suzuki (ex-Can), the japanese dancer Tomoko Nakasato and others.
On his brand new album he again presents a combination of field recordings combined with own electronic recordings. The album is what results when a delicate musician has to live amidst Berlin's construction noise for eight years, during the time when the former working class district of Prenzlauer Berg was transformed into a neighborhood for higher-income earners. Dresselhaus recorded the sounds and patterns produced by the construction workers and combined these moments with the electronic recordings that he made during this period – a truly unique listening experience!
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