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23rd PETER

SELECTED RELEASES:
(full list below)


PONKOFF CD 046
23rd Peter - Plays the Music of Günter Bock (2004)



PONKOFF CD 037
23rd Peter vs. Andrew Rogers - Delobotomizer (2003)



PONKOFF CD 036
23rd Peter -
Recycling Electric Newspaper Vol.1
(2002)

 


PONKOFF CD 009
23rd Peter - Plays Bass Guitar EP (rec. 1994)
 


PONKOFF CD 032
WINF - Tok-Woo (2002)



PONKOFF CD 001
WINF vs. WWW -
Signs of Life from Ponto´s trunk

(rec. 1990-2000)

 


PONKOFF CD 059
23rd Peter - sings songs of love and devotion
(rec. 2005)

 


PONKOFF CD 003
WINF - Music after Intoxication
(rec.1995-1998)

 


PONKOFF CD 057
WINF - Musik aus Strom (2004)

 


PONKOFF CD 017
FOPI - Music from industrial pirate ground (2000)

 


PONKOFF CD 018
Satans Kinder - Musik zur Kaffeestunde (2000)

23rd Peter (Peter Schmelzle) is founder of PONKOFF MUSIC and mastermind behind many of the releases in here.

1982 first experimental recordings with random sounds and selfmade audio-generation software. regular jam sessions with friends and guests. 1983 foundation of "feinschnitt tonträger" cassette label as a way to distribute own recordings on limited issue cassette tapes. (1989 renamed to "ponkoff music")

1982-85 member of various teen projects like "soundtüftel", "heilbronner dilettanten orchester", that mostly only existed for one or a series of jam sessions. pseudonyms used in this time were "anemiator" and "m. auftau".

1985 founder and singer in punk group "razorblades", that existed in various line-ups with some breaks until 1993. management of various festivals with well-known german punk bands like "Toxoplasma" or "Razzia". during the razorblades period continuing experimental recordings and computer music.

1989 foundation of WINF art collective to extend ways and possibilities to interact in experimental collaboration with about 20 artists, and to expand possibilities to organize underground festivals. plenty of art exhibitions, beginning book publications, some stage performances, lots of improvised music, etc. until mid-90s.

especially after the split of razorblades in 1993 steady rehearsals and performances with jürgen scharsich (aka. ant inc.) under several project names like "radio bagdad" or "reqiuem für tote sterne". performing as well industrial art, ambient noise and even death metal in mostly free improvised manner. cooperation with "pilum" art collective and "betonbruch" art association.

In the early 90s also producion and engineering for various local rock and punk groups like speedys a gogo, punishment, and some more.

1993 member of klaus rottensteiner´s "body art" (along with katrin herbel of WINF), doing nude art stage show for mothers of invention and guru guru at finkenbach festival.

1995 first appearance under the name "23rd peter". also in this time collaboration with "reverends of rhythm" soundsystem (related to german members of Spiral Tribe) and "hammer art" sound system on many underground techno raves, doing live act and/or visuals. also the radio bagdad sound had changed to hardcore/gabba techno in this time.

around 1995 focussing on solo home studio recordings and on recording sessions with local techno artists and djs. also starting to produce more remixes, mostly of recent own recordings.

1996 begin of remastering and compiling the huge archive of recordings featured in here.

1998 part in foundation of FOPI art collective, now expanding the idea of experimental music interaction worldwide. beginning collaboration with edwin siol´s "neo realism" from the netherlands and several likeminded artists from the USA.

1999 launch of www.ponkoff-music.de acting as netlabel to freely share all archive recordings as free mp3s.

1999-2000 collaboration with various local high school musicians and spoken word artists in free sessions to record basic sound footage to be remixed and published on 3 releases as "töchter und söhne satans".

production of various acidhouse-style soundtracks for underground porn movies from 2000-2003. invention of the term "acid porn" for music created that way.

In 2001 half a year member of rock group "waldbach" to temporarily substitute a missing lead guitar player with voices and noises.

2002 "recycling electric newspaper" project focussing on tracks using samples of PTV´s free sample cd series in collaboration with bro.beam of neo realism within FOPI network. sound contribution for "23rdian compilation" focussing on 23-related sounds and music.

2002-2003 complete redesign of ponkoff-music weblabel to preserve you with many more music than before. remastering of many more archive recordings, licensing new stuff and busy as always with experimental stuff:

2003 brought remix work for joseph shepard, for andrew rogers (resulting in "delobotomizer" released in january 2003), and remixing work with samples from french prog rock band "magma" ("elehktrikh rezykliw kommandöh EP", released as "men from kobaia" in september 2003). recordings based on orchestral samples and snippets from classical midi-files released on "broadcasting from home" (as "radio bagdad orchestra"). also orchestrating compositions by german composer günter bock for future release.

2004 remix work for prog rock band "trigon" and release of "trigonometrie" EP in january, followed by "23rd Peter plays the Music of Günter Bock" in february. Also 2004 brought together WINF for their new release "Music aus Strom" produced by 23rd Peter. In autumn a reunion session of the "razorblades" took place over 10 years after the bands departure. Further work of the artist in 2004 included a remix album of piano tracks by johannes achatz.

2005 editing of "those who are not" compilation within FOPI network released in february. recording of "sings songs of love and devotion" and subsequent release in march and april. remixes for Jürgen Hauck of Othersports Dimensions.

23rd PETER - FULL RELEASE LIST ON PONKOFF-MUSIC:

SOLO RELEASES FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:

PONKOFF CD 059 ... 23rd Peter - Sings songs of love and devotion (2005)
PONKOFF CD 046 ... 23rd Peter - Plays the Music of Günter Bock (2004)
PONKOFF CD 045 ... 23rd Peter - Trigonometrie (2004)
PONKOFF CD 036 ... 23rd Peter - Recycling Electric Newspaper Vol.1 (2002)
PONKOFF CD 031 ... 23rd Peter - Under Cover (2002)
PONKOFF CD 027 ... 23rd Peter - Acid Porn (2001)
PONKOFF CD 020 ... 23rd Peter - Nylon Bitch EP (2001)
PONKOFF CD 019 ... 23rd Peter - Acid is EP (2001)
PONKOFF CD 009 ... 23rd Peter - Plays Bass Guitar EP (rec. 1994)
PONKOFF CD 002 ... 23rd Peter & Friends - Bloody Stoned Tunes (rec. 1987-1998)

RELEASES WITH WINF FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:

PONKOFF CD 057 ... WINF - Musik aus Strom (2004)
PONKOFF CD 032 ... WINF - Tok-Woo (2002)
PONKOFF CD 025 ... WINF - Atemtraining (2001)
PONKOFF CD 001 ... WINF vs. WWW - Signs of Life from Ponto´s trunk (rec. 1990-2000)
PONKOFF CD 003 ... WINF - Music after Intoxication (rec.1995-1998)
PONKOFF CD 048 ... WINF - Volksdrogenguerilla (rec. 1994)
PONKOFF CD 006 ... WINF - The Gravity Ritual (rec. 1993)
PONKOFF CD 005 ... WINF - An Illusion of the World (rec. 1989)

RELEASES WITH FOPI / NEO REALISM FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:

PONKOFF CD 021 ... FOPI - Live in Brunssum (2001)
PONKOFF CD 017 ... FOPI - Music from industrial pirate ground (2000)
PONKOFF CD 016 ... Neo Realism - Live in Zuzenhausen (2000)

RELEASES WITH SATANS KINDER FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:

PONKOFF CD 018 ... Satans Kinder - Musik zur Kaffeestunde (2000)
PONKOFF CD 015 ... Töchter und Söhne Satans - Breathe (2000)
PONKOFF CD 012 ... Töchter und Söhne Satans - Every little prayer (2000)

RELEASES UNDER DIFFERENT PROJECT NAMES FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:

PONKOFF CD 042 ... Radio Bagdad Orchestra - Broadcasting from Home (2003)
PONKOFF CD 040 ... Men from Kobaia - Elekhtrikh Rezykliw Kommandöh EP (2003)
PONKOFF CD 039 ... Kraichgau Allstars - Hasch aa ä Schränkle EP (2003)

RELEASES WITH OTHER BANDS / PROJECTS FOR FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD:

PONKOFF CD 058 ... 23rd Peter vs. Johannes Achatz - Künstliche Intelligenz (2004)
PONKOFF CD 037 ... 23rd Peter vs. Andrew Rogers - Delobotomizer (2002)
PONKOFF CD 035 ... 23rd Peter vs. Weird Moonlemons - Spread out your love EP (2002)
PONKOFF CD 024 ... Waldbach - September Session plus Remixes (2001)
PONKOFF CD 028 ... Radio Bagdad - Psychotic Noise Terror (rec. 1995)
PONKOFF CD 026 ... Razorblades - Gebt mir Orgien oder gebt mir den Tod. (rec. 1992)
PONKOFF CD 030 ... Heilbronner Dilettanten Orchester (rec. 1984)

...various bonus tracks more within the full mp3 index!

 

OTHER APPEARANCES:

festival appearance as member of RAZORBLADES, WINF, RADIO BAGDAD, WALDBACH, FOPI
appearance on several releases by NEO REALISM / Insinity Network Recordings
appearance on Radius 80 Compilation (solo track "Sex, Drogen, Rock´n´Roll")
Finkenbach Festival 1993 video documentary appearance as member of BODY ART
Ricky Zaziky- Ich bin Du EP (appearance as guest vocalist)
soundtrack artist for several underground porn movies by Atelier M Design
soundtrack artist for "eine schöne welt", movie by lasse fister, uni weimar 2005
appearance on several independent movies by Katrin Herbel (either as actor or as soundtrack artist)
Art Attack - Picturelistening (CD 1997), credited as poster artist
editor of WINF book documentary
graphic designer and author for many book and CD publications