Electroshock Records: Personalities:  
Peter Frohmader

Peter Frohmader is one of most interesting and not ordinary persons of our time. Composer, multi-instrumentalist musician, an artist, Peter is one of key figures in modern musical culture. He is considered to be the experimenter-workaholic, the author of tens solo projects and numerous collaboration works with Richard Pinhas, Michael Fuchs-Gambock, Andreas Merz, Iva Bittova, Chris Karrer, Kanaan and Russian composer Artemiy Artemiev. His musical career started in the beginning of 70-s when he began playing with such collectives as "Apha Centauri" (avant-garde music), "Electronic Delusion" (electronic experimental music), "Kanaan" (jazz-rock/electronic music). In 1979 Peter Frohmader launched his own two projects - "CIA" (hard-rock music) and "Nekropolis" (experimental music). His LP debut "Musik Aus Dem Schattenreich" ("Music from the Darkness") was quite an extraordinary work that combined the aesthetic of rock music and sound experiments. Its sound reminded early "Cluster" releases, esoteric "Amon Duul II" and legendary "King Crimson" recordings. "Nekropolis" underwent various changes in the group-stuff but Frohmader always remained the permanent leader of the project. Sometimes he also released his own solo works under "Nekropolis" label. The name that had already became known world-wide. The certain communications with German "underground" movement (which representatives scooping their inspiration in Christensen's and Murneau's cult films) are traced in Peter Frohmader's activity. Peter's music is mystically gloomy, chaotic and avalanche. His stylistics, a manner of presentation of sound material, wielding of the instrument, performing techniques bewitched the listener. You can like or dislike his music but it will never leave you indifferent and all that was created by Frohmader for to-day or will be created in future always will be interesting for the fans of serious art. Music of this very talented German composer will take a worthy place in history tables of modern musical culture.




Nekropolis 23. Vol. I - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 011)


Anubis Dance - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 010)


Eismeer - (CD, Musea Gazul GA 8664 AR)


Nekropolis II - (1982/2001 CD, Spalax 14573)


Cultes des Goules - (1985/2001 CD, Spalax 14572)


2001 - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 009)


Music Aus Dem Schattenreich - (CD, Ohrweschl Records OW 042)


The Awakening (LIVE'79) - (CD, Ohrweschl Records OW 035)


Gates - (CD, Atonal Records ACD 12761)
Homunculus. Parts I-IV + Ritual - (Double CD, Multimood Records MRC 020)
Nekropolis Live (25-27.07.83) + 2 bonus tracks (14.01.83)- (CD, Ohrweschl Records OW 033)
Ritual - (CD, Multimood MRC-020)


Advanced Alchemy of Music - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 007)
Cycle of Eternity - (CD, Cuneiform Records Rune 059)
Stringed Works ("Wintermusic LP" + 2 bonus tracks (82-83) - (CD, Multimood Records MRC 006)
Nekropolis Live - (CD, CD, Ohrweschl Records OW 033)


Attenti Al Treno - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 005)


3rd Millenium's Choice. Vol. II - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 004)
Armorika - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 003)


3rd Millenium's Choice. Vol. I - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 002)
Macrocosm - (CD, Cuneiform Records Rune 023)


Miniatures - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 001)
Arcana Coelestia - (LP/CD, Multimood Records MRC-007)


Homunculus. Vol. II - LP
Through Time & Mystery-Ending - (2LP, Nekropolis Records 220174)
Spheres - (MC, Nekropolis Records NC-7)


Wintermusic - (MLP, Multimood Records MRC-004)
Homunculus. Vol. I - (LP, Nekropolis Records 220173)


Ritual - (LP, Multimood Records MRC-001)
Jules Verne Cycle - (MC, Auricle AMC 018)


Cultes des Goules - (LP, Nekropolis Records 20172)
Orakel/Tiefe - (MC, Auricle AMC 011)


Musik Fur Dich - (LP+7", Hasch Platten Records KIF 006/7)
The Forgotten Enemy - (MLP, Hasch Platten Records KIF 008)


Nekropolis Live (25-27.07.83) - (LP, Schneeball Records 1037)
Two Compositions - (10", Nekropolis Records 220171)


Nekropolis II - (LP, Hasch Platten Records KIF 002)


Nekropolis I - LP
Musik Aus Dem Schattenreich - (LP, Nekropolis RP 10122)
Nekropolis'81 IV - (MC, Nekropolis Records NC-4)
Nekropolis'81 III - (MC, Nekropolis Records NC-3)
Nekropolis'81 II - (MC, Nekropolis Records NC-2)
Nekropolis'81 I - (MC, Nekropolis Records NC-1)

Collaboration CDs

With Artemiy Artemiev


Transfiguration - (CD, Electroshock Records ELCD 021)


Space Icon - (CD, Electroshock Records ELCD 015)

With Michael Fuchs-Gambock


Das Ist Alles - (CD, Nekropolis Records NCD 008)

With Kanaan


Live 1975 - (CD, Green Tree Records GTR 082)

With Richard Pinhas:


Fossil Culture - (CD, Cuneiform Records Rune 123)

WEBSITE: http://www.frohmader-nekropolis.de


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