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EXCLUSIVE: New 'Endless House'
The Quietus , September 14th, 2011 07:31

Listen to a brand new cut from the archives of Jiri Kantor's wildly conceptual superclub - Walter Schnaffs' 'Phillips Pavilion'

The next transmission from the Endless House Foundation, the Schnaffs/Folk EP, a face-off between two of its best producers, will be released later this month. We've got an exclusive track, Walter Schnaffs' 'Phillips Pavilion', available to stream:

Walter Schnaffs - Phillips Pavillion by theQuietus

In the label's words: "While Vienna's Folk delivers 20 minutes of synthetic seduction via the unheard 'Sylvia Kristel' (an ode to his year-long romance with the French soft-core star) and 'Dinner In Trieste' (an irresisitble invitation to a date with the man himself), Walter Schnaffs is in typically constructivist form, unloading 'Phillips Pavillion' (Cologne Cathedral in musical form) and, tragically, 'Spaceship Earth' (an effort by Schnaffs to sound LIKE Folk)."

Earlier this year, Endless House Foundation, the understated first release from Dramatic Records, spun the tale of Jiri Kantor. A wildly creative entrepreneur whose downfall was to set up a decadent hidden superclub in seventies Europe, the album 'curated' a host of tracks from Kantor's in-house producers, including Schnaffs, Rasmus Folk and Kantor himself. The result was an intriguing, brilliantly conceptual record of proto-electro and dreamy cosmic synth epics. It may be all a fictional ruse, the work of one producer under the guise of many, but the tale is compelling either way.

Read our review of Endless House Foundation here.

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