Schaltkreis Wassermann was a pioneer group of electronic music. Founded in 1979 by Stella & PJ Wassermann (who also work together on several other projects) Schaltkreis Wassermann featured a minimalistic approach that was dictated by the available means:
* ARP 2600 Syntheseizer,
* ARP Avatar guitar synthesizer
* Roland 100M modular synthesizer
* Sequential Circuits Prophet V synthesizer, all kept together by the
Roland MicroComposer MC4 that was capable of playing four simultaneous monophonic synths.
Tape recording was done with a TEAC 4track and later with an Otari 8track tape machine.
It was a great and very psychedelic time. Stella & PJ spent days, weeks and months in their studio exploring sound and consciousness resulting in PSYCHOTRON, a ground breaking album in 1981 showcasing a lot of what was to become mainstream in electronic music, techno, psyTrance and even pop music. PSYCHOTRON was sold all over the world as a vinyl album and made it to number 7 of the British synthesizer charts in "Melody Maker".
Today the vinyl album PSYCHOTRON is a much sought after collector's item. And Schaltkreis Wassermann are back on stage...
buy the PSYCHOTRON album at cdbaby.com
Download PSYCHOTRON at iTunes.
Read an article about LSD and musical creativity on PJ's blog.