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Listen: Günter Schickert tracks

July 2014

Listen to three tracks featuring kosmische guitarist Günter Schickert.

Kosmische guitarist Günter Schickert speaks with Keith Moliné in The Wire 366: “For me, music is a living sound. Even to record it is like killing something... I never had an approach to music, my guitar is always trying to find something new every time we play a track. One guitar and delay, no looper or samples at all, but there are hundreds of possibilities.”

Since Schickert’s 1975 debut Samtvogel and 1979’s Überfällig (on legendary German rock labels Brain and Sky repectively) he has only released work sporadically in limited editions, though he has remained active, producing music for film and theatre and working with a number of groups.

Ziguri, an eponymous album with Schickert’s resurrected 1990s psychedelic power trio is released by Bureau B this month; Samtvogel is reissued by Important.

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