... years ago Dieter
Schlensog started tinkering with chips of tapes from the recordings
of his Heinrich Mucken Saalorchester.
Out of that developed an 'underground' music production of a special kind:
'NURNICHTNUR' - for sound crazies like string tub virtuosi or friends
of prepared turntables. (WDR Cologne)
In 1988 he finally fitted up some reasonable recording
studio in Schloss Gnadenthal in Kleve / Lower Rhine and founded NURNICHTNUR
art and music production. Since then recordings come about of very different
musical styles, some of which get published on his own label Berslton.
Mainly you find solo projects that can hardly be classified - somewhere
between experimental and new music. (Bad Alchemy)
You have to give this label credit for publishing experimental
music on a large scale. Here you can hear that experimentalism reaches
its best when the instruments themselves do not persist in hackneyed uses.
'Pure noise' is a pointed, ironical and provocative designation
but somehow characterizes the framework of NURNICHTNUR art and music production
quite precisely: there are soundscapes, noise projects and similar. The
word 'music' does not at all appear in this definition. (Neue Zeitschrift
'Yes, that's the question: is it music? I think partly it is not
music. So at some time or other I chose this notion EXPERIMENTAL SOUND
PRODUCTIONS to indicate that it transcends or at least may transcend conventional