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 German producer Conny Plank defines Krautrock
Dinger was an extrovert given to aggression as inspirational as it was crazed; Rother was quiet and studied, a master of minimal melody.
Plank mediated between beauty and beast, and with Neu!'s first album (recorded in four days, the first two allegedly useless), they created the Krautrock template, developing what came to be called the Motorik beat — the resolute, hypnotic, almost inhuman propulsion associated with Krautrock.
However, Plank's work with DAF and Liaisons Dangereuses started pushing those industrial sounds into what came to be known as electronic body music (EBM), which eventually mutated into German techno.
remixmag.com /mag/remix_conny_plank   (661 words)

 The Producers Part 16: Conny Plank — Soulmind Online Archive
One of the great unsung producers—and certainly the most important in Germany’s history — Conny Plank was integral to the electro-sheen of dozens of Krautrock gems in the 1970’s and early 1980’s, and it is difficult to imagine where today’s sounds of Berlin and Cologne would be without him.
Plank produced, engineered, mixed and performed on countless records during the era, including albums by Kraftwerk, Ash Ra Tempel, Cluster, Harmonia, Neu!, and Can — hardly a band in the country failed to pay a visit to Conny’s studio at one point or another.
Plank would go on to record several more albums with the ‘vox, but it’s this, the last record with lead singer John Foxx, that would prove to be their masterpiece.
www.soulmind-online.com /2006/01/24/producers-conny-plank   (771 words)

 Conny Plank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Konrad "Conny" Plank (frequently spelled Planck) (born about 1943 in Austria, died December 18, 1987 in Cologne) was a record producer.
Plank's other production credits include Echo and the Bunnymen, Les Rita Mitsouko, Einstürzende Neubauten, Annie Lennox, Ástor Piazzolla, The Damned, DAF (including the classic single Der Mussolini) and Nina Hagen.
Some of Plank's last work before his death from cancer was recording concerts on Eurythmics' Revenge tour, and samples used on the NED Synclavier on their Savage album.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conny_Plank   (986 words)

 Michael Rother interview- Perfect Sound Forever   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
With Conny Plank as co-producer we rented a studio and recorded the first album in 4 nights (the studio rate was cheaper at night).
Conny Plank had a lot of enthusiasm and understanding for our music, which was something rare at the time.
Apart from his manual skills, Conny had a tremendous sensitivity for the music and psychological fine feeling, which especially in the case of Klaus Dinger and myself was absolutely necessary.
www.furious.com /perfect/michaelrother.html   (3610 words)

 Lexikon Conny Plank
Plank verschloss sich nicht vor progressiver Musik, ebenso produzierte er Elektronik oder Avantgarde.
Viele Interpreten und Gruppen, mit denen Plank arbeitete, hatten einen starken Einfluss in der Musikszene oder erreichten ihn durch Planks Arbeit.
Plank schuf in seinem eigenen Studio in Neunkirchen-Seelscheid bei Bonn, das er 1974 mit Freunden in einem ehemaligen Schweinestall eines Bauernhofes errichtet hatte, nach eigenen Worten eine "angst- und vorbehaltfreie Atmosphäre", wo oftmals mit unkonventionellen, aber dennoch bodenständigen Mitteln am Klang gefeilt wurde.
lexikon.freenet.de /Conny_Plank   (854 words)

 Conny Plank, l'homme qui a façonné le son du rock allemand
Conny Plank travaille par la suite "au grand jour", en enregistrant avec Dieter Moebius et Holger Czukay de Can, sous le nom Moebius and Plank, les albums Rastakraut Pasta (1980) et Material (1981).
Conny Plank est ainsi impliqué dans nombre de productions qui vont marquées l'émergence de la Pop internationale et de la New Wave, pour laquelle Kraftwerk, par sa force mélodique et sa puissance médiatique, paraît être le modèle ultime.
Conny Plank est mort des suites d'un cancer en décembre 1987.
neospheres.free.fr /kraut/plank.htm   (1563 words)

 Gallery 0029   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Dieter Moebius and Conny Plank collaborated together as a duo in several occasions, recording several albums.
Plank was a noteworthy producer and sound engineer who made important contributions to electronic music by producing such groups as Kraftwerk, Ultravox, Eurythmics and Devo.
Plank's contribution was also important in records by Cluster, Harmonia as well as by members of these groups recording their solo works.
www.amazings.com /galleries/gallery0029.html   (90 words)

 Ink 19 :: Liaisons Dangereuses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Apparently Plank produced the last Eurythmics album, and half of Can is on it.
Conny Plank was every bit the genius that any great American or Experimental producer (or, whatever hipster we're lauding this week) is. He has even been considered the Phil Spector of kraut-rock.
Most of kraut-rock owes itself to Plank, as does some of Devo and Eno's best work, and the Alexander Von Schillpenbach album that was reissued on John Corbett's Unheard Music Series not too long ago.
www.ink19.com /issues/april2003/musicReviews/musicL/liaisonsDangereuses.html   (478 words)

 Krautrock is better late than never
Recorded by Conny Plank in Germany, Cluster & Eno was probably made during the same time as David Bowie and Brian Eno's Low.
Moebius seems to have asserted his harsher side here and a few of the tracks give an indication of his solo work and his collaborations with Conny Plank that were yet to come.
Somehow, Moebius and Plank manage to hang on for the entire fast-paced, psyched-out ride and add a diverse electro/acoustic texture that combines indigenous African music with Western electronic music.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V128/N08/01-krautrock.08d.html   (1385 words)

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From the vaults of Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson comes this unreleased 1983 collaboration with Cluster's Moebius and producer Conny Plank.
The music isn't as adventurous as Moebius & Plank's own albums, although you'll recognise some of their sounds, including the kind of keyboard sequencing used in Plank's production of DAF from that time ("Das Apartment," "Gestalt").
Conny's studio was reportedly very up-to-date with gear, but the emulator samples and 808 drum beats do date the CD - not to mention the early '80s "pop" elements.
pages.interlog.com /~costan/MoebiusRe.html   (317 words)

 Conny Plank - Wikipedia
Planks Arbeit begann Mitte der 1960er Jahre beim WDR als Studiomitarbeiter von Karlheinz Stockhausen, gegen Ende der 1960er arbeitete er aber auch u.a.
Conny Plank eigen war, dass er Musik nicht nach zu erwartendem kommerziellen Erfolg beurteilte, wie dies bei den Plattenfirmen üblich ist.
Plank schuf in seinem Studio in Neunkirchen-Seelscheid bei Bonn, das er 1974 mit seiner Lebensgefährtin Christa Fast und Freunden in einem ehemaligen Schweinestall eines Bauernhofes errichtet hatte, nach eigenen Worten eine „angst- und vorbehaltfreie Atmosphäre“.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conny_Plank   (1128 words)

 Cluster - Biography - AOL Music
The most important and consistently underrated space-rock unit of the '70s, Cluster (originally Kluster) was formed by Dieter Moebius, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Conrad Schnitzler as an improv group that used everything from synthesizers to alarm clocks and kitchen utensils in their performaces.
The group performed around Europe and even in Africa, engaging in wild improv sessions utilizing any instruments they could get their hands on; while touring they met engineer Conny Plank, soon to become a major part of Cluster's recorded output into the late '80s.
Moebius and Roedelius continued on as Cluster and, with the help of Plank, released two eponymous studio albums in 1971 and 1972.
music.aol.com /artist/cluster/26290/biography   (560 words)

 i n v i s i b l e : j u k e b o x
Actually seeing that band, that chemistry working with Conny Plank was remarkable.
Stapleton: I met Conny Plank and stayed with him and he told me. Uli stayed with me, just after.
The second side was unreleased material that Uli Trepte did with Conny Plank, with members of Thirsty Moon, another amazing band at the time.
www.helenscarsdale.com /published/stapleton/firstquestion.htm   (696 words)

 [kj] Remembering Conny Plank.../ Eno
Conny > > > produced records by Ash Ra Tempel, Cluster, Can, Kraftwerk and > many > > > other groups of the time.
But he was much more than just a > producer > > > and often became a 'co-composer' on their albums.
Many of these albums were recorded at Conny's Studio - > > > a charming cottage studio in a tiny village outside Hamburg.
four.pairlist.net /pipermail/gathering/2005-March/026178.html   (461 words)

 Conny plank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 Conny’s Studio » Mixingdesk 56 chanal used by Kraftwerk,Neu,Jane, Handmade desk by conny plank, peter lang ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Conny’s Studio » Mixingdesk 56 chanal used by Kraftwerk,Neu,Jane, Handmade desk by conny plank, peter lang, and michael zähl
Mixingdesk 56 chanal used by Kraftwerk,Neu,Jane, Handmade desk by conny plank, peter lang, and michael zähl
these are only the tecnical aspect of the mixing desk, this desk is handbuild in 1974 conny plank solder it together with peter lang and michael zähl.
www.vintage-music-equipment.de /connys-studio/mixingdesk/mixingdesk-56-chanal   (363 words)

 Neue Seite 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Later on, Annie and Dave were not particularly successful with the Tourists, so they decided to record the album In The Garden in Conny Plank's studio.
As Christa Fast said, most of Conny's work during the recording sessions was with Annie's voice.
Conny absolutely wanted her to continue her musical career, so he gave her a job as a keyboarder for Gianna Nannini during a production in Italy.
www.ethrill.net /features/2nd_eefc/christafast02e.htm   (179 words)

 GOMORRHA "I Turned To See Whose Voice It Was"
They met Conny Plank, who back then was taking his first cautious steps as producer and sound engineer.
Even if produced by Konrad Plank (present on all three albums), the sound is a bit thin and weary.
Nevertheless, it is a charming historical document of the development in German rock, containing eight short tracks and the 8 minute "Trauma", all characterised by heavy psych guitar work and layered with sound effects.
www.alexgitlin.com /gomorr.html   (902 words)

 Conny plank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 Plank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Plank (1967), a noted British silent comedy film.
Plank Films, an independent film group based in the UK Konrad "Conny" Plank, an influential German record producer.
Plank Multimedia is a web firm in Montréal, Quebec, Canada [2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plank   (167 words)

 Conny plank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
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 Neue Seite 6
In December 1987 Conny Plank died, aged only 47.
It is interesting that Annie Lennox and Peter Gabriel have not met for reading the Mermaid, Peter Gabriel was extremely busy and his reading was recorded in Bath/England.
The friendly words Annie used to describe her work with Conny Plank touched me very much.
www.ethrill.net /features/2nd_eefc/christafast04e.htm   (242 words)

 Periodic Events - Dark-Adapted Eye   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
While doing a google search about the legendary German producer Conny Plank, who worked with a number of German and British artists, I found the following paragraph on a belgium site.
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www.dark-adapted.net /archives/2006/01/periodic_events.php   (137 words)

Attempt, with Conny Plank as co-producer, to record the second Kraftwerk album.
Release of third solo album: "Katzenmusik" - again co-produced by Conny Plank and with Jaki Liebezeit on drums.
The offer from Metronome is accepted by Christa Fast, Conny Plank's widow, and Rother, but turned down by Klaus Dinger.
www.groenland.com /english/rother.html   (879 words)

 Perfect Sound Forever: A Taste of Krautrock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The mixing and production (by the legendary Conny Plank) sounds like it could have been done in 1997 or 1985 or 1992 - there's nothing about the sound of the record to make it sound 'dated'.
with Conny Plank is gonna be a motherfucker of an album, throw in the added bonus of two of Germany's greatest weirdos, Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, and you've got a real interesting record cooking here.
Once again, it seems important to mention that Konrad Plank is sitting behind the mixing desk for this very important album.
www.furious.com /PERFECT/atasteofkrautrock.html   (1770 words)

 In the Garden - Eurythmics - Music Reviews
Co-produced by Kraftwerk producer Conny Plank at his studio in Cologne, Germany, it...
Co-produced by Kraftwerk producer Conny Plank at his studio in Cologne, Germany, it has some of the distant, mechanistic feel of the European electronic music movement, but less of the pop sensibility of later Eurythmics.
The chief difference is in Lennox's singing; even when the musical bed is appealing, Lennox floats ethereally over it, and the listener doesn't focus on her.
www.mp3.com /albums/30050/reviews.html   (358 words)

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