IT IS NOT DEAD (The Outsider ReMakes)

by Michael Brückner

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Full track list:

01 It Is Not Dead (Single Remix)
02 The Music Of Erich Zann (Azathot Rework)
03 It Is Not Dead (Celephais Session ReWork)
04 The Call Of Cthulhu (Dagon Rework)
05 Manhattan Rag (Red Hook Rework)
06 Greyhound Travels (Ulthar Techno Rework)
07 It Is Not Dead (Abstract Shantak Rework)
08 The Dunwich Horror (Album Outtake)
09 Greyhound Travels (Shub Niggurath Rework)
10 It Is Not Dead (Yuggoth Lowmotion Rework)
11 It Is Not Dead (Nyrlatothep Club Remix)

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This album (obviously) is an addition to the "main" album "The Outsider" (see here: michaelbrueckner.bandcamp.com/album/the-outsider-music-inspired-by-the-life-and-work-of-h-p-lovecraft).

It's my 42nd album, incidentally finished around Lovecraft's 112th birthday in August 2002, but - although it was hypthetically "available" by then - "released" as part of my self-distributed large box set "No Single Single" in the summer of 2007.

Around the time of this project (ca. 2001 - 2003) I had developed a strong interest in remixes; it seemed to me that this was one field of musical creativity where still new and exciting things were happening (sometimes) and where a similar "vibe" of playfully venturing into the unknown prevailed like in that era I always had been so fond of, from 1968 - 1978.
I particularily had been impressed by remixes of songs by Björk and Nine Inch Nails, and also then recent original work by David Sylvian (which was quite similar to these remixes), and I felt inspired to mess around with some of my own stuff, too (not that I want to suggest that any of my tracks matches the excellent work of the musicians mentioned above).

Although the track "It Is Not Dead" is included in five "versions", these are (except for the very first and last one) considerably different - actually most of the material had been altered almost beyond recognition (that's why I rather used the word "rework" than "remix").

With "The Dunwich Horror" the album also contains one original track.

"It Is Not Dead (Session Remix)" features my old B4 SUNRISE bandmates Reinhold Krämer on keyboards and Wolfgang Bechtluft on (in this case: acoustic) guitar, as well as my wife Cäcilia on vocals.

If You are interested in the background of this project, please read the "liner notes" of the main album, "The Outsider".

If You like the Lovecraft inspiration of this album, You might also be interested in my slightly later album "Breakfast on Yuggoth":

michaelbrueckner.bandcamp.com/album/breakfast-on-yuggoth

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Finally, some excellent web pages dedicated to H.P. Lovecraft:


The H.P. Lovecraft Archive

www.hplovecraft.com


The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society

www.cthulhulives.org


Collected Public Domain Works of H. P. Lovecraft

archive.org/details/collected_lovecraft_0810_librivox

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released August 20, 2002

Wolfgang Bechtluft: acoustic guitar on track 3

Reinhold Krämer: additional keyboards on track 3

Cäcilia Brückner: vocals on track 3

Klaus Chmielewski: co-production on track 5

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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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