The first time I met “sonically” speaking Prora was dazzlingly beautiful. What caught my attention was the musical texture. I felt an infinite wave of sadness inside of me, a kind of emotion I try to find in the music I listen everyday. This music makes me feel like the earth is trembling under me. A gift to my heart. Originally released in 2009 by Droehnhaus, the predecessor label of Empiric Records. The first edition was only a hundred of vinyl copies, now repressed as a deluxe version on 180 gr. quality vinyl with an incredible 12-page photo booklet including liner notes by Tobias Fischer and Inke Arns.
The tracks “Wiek” and “Prora Stadt” are two trips around an organ-type sound evolving. The sound could be clean or distorted but the music always floats through the air slowly and gently.
Both of them are highly evocative. They give to the listener immense possibilities. Sometimes I can imagine a flying seed going randomly through the trees. It makes you feel horrified next time you listen to the sound. It’s free music in the right sense of it. It does not address you to any specific place or feeling.
I’ve been speaking to his author: Hellmut Neidhardt. He publishes his music under the generic name of N. Each release, whether a single track or complete album has a consecutive number, so here at Prora LP we get the thirteenth, that is to say: N(13). You could listen to his catalogue at http://www.n-1511.com/. But you could also listen to his collaborative projects like the duo TAPE MEASURE KID or [MULTER]…