A Career In Surreal Estate

by Michael Brückner

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about

This album, in the first place, is a compilation of older tracks - not really a "best of", but still some sort of retrospective on my twenty years of electronic music making - and thus it's designed to close my annivarsary year 2012.

I gave this some thought, and finally decided to present one specific perspective of my work - one angle to look at it: the slightly weird, the strange, the alien, the - surreal - side.

Because, in the end, if in anything, this is where what I did is special (or at least I hope so), and it's also what I took most delight in while creating it.

So this choice of tracks is clearly not aimed at the listener who is seeking accessable, "nice" or conventional music. Whicht doesn't mean it doesn't contain tracks that are nice to listen to at all - but a certain sense for sonic adventure will help to appreciate it ;-)

Apart from a lot of already released (although hardly perceived) material, this large collection also contains a considerable amount of still unreleased, even new material, so even the rather small number of listeners who are already familiar with many of my older albums will find something of interest here, I hope...


There are a few collaborators on some of the tracks that I'd like to mention:

My dear wife Cäcilia sings so beautifully on "The Final Prayer", my old friend Klaus Chmielewski contributed great melodic (...even symphonic) touches to "A Thin Line", my wife's sister Stefanie Detmer lent her voice to "Kanon" and Franziska Taube to "I Can See Millions Now" - from my heart, I thank all of them! :-)


P.S. The tracks are (almost) in chronological order. In the individual track infos You can find out from which album they come, and in which year they were recorded...

If You like to know more details about my released, this link might be interesting:

www.lastfm.de/user/BruecknerSound/journal/2010/03/19/3i17at_michael_br%C3%BCckner_-_the_%28nearly%29_complete_catalogue

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released December 31, 2012

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Michael Brückner Mainz, Germany

Born in Heidelberg, Germany, later settled down near Mainz.

Earns a living as a graphical designer.

Ambient and other electronica since 1992.

Accumulated an extended back catalogue (more than 90 albums by end of 2011, number still growing).

Since 2007 offers his music in the internet, via the usual platforms.

Sometimes gets reviews + airplay.

Very rarely plays live.

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Track Name: A Thin Line - 2012 ReMaster
Keyboards (guitar sounds and "fake string section") by Klaus Chmielewski