sábado, 17 de dezembro de 2016

A La Ping Pong (Klaus Bloch) - Krautrock


Very rare and very experimental early 80s electronics from Germany in Kraftwerk's style. Apart from being Klaus Bloch's project name, the 'A La Ping Pong' phrase was what he called his tape delay system, which was in essence his variation on the Frippertronic system. His two albums as such bridged ambient and Krautrock instrumental styles akin to Fripp & Eno, Harmonia, etc..

"Hiding behind the moniker of 'A La Ping Pong', Klaus Bloch was a talented amateur guitarist who broke on to the independent scene in a small way in the early '80s. Apart from being the project name, the 'A La Ping Pong' phrase was what he called his tape delay system, which was in essence his variation on the Frippertronic system. Klaus Bloch went on to make two very different albums. The first [Phase I] featured a highly inventive music featuring more recognisably 'Frippertronic' style guitar looping and delays, with multi-tracking and electronics, often comparable to Manuel Göttsching's echo and delay guitar work, early Heldon, or Camera Obscura. Then, in contrast, Phase II took a diversion to Kraftwerk styled electro-pop blending with Frippian touches" 





Hardy Kukuk (synthesizer, sequencer), Hucky Thoss (drums), Karsten Recke (electric piano, sequencer, electronic drums), Matthias Romann (bass, gong, 12-string acoustic guitar), Thomas Wasiliszczak (guitar, gong), Klaus Bloch (guitar, bass, [Ping Pong System] tape loops, percussion, vocals)








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