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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Interview Series #26: Hans Grüsel

The NO PART OF IT Interview series was a strain of questions sent to a number of different people between February and March 2019. Each entry was scheduled chronologically to be thrust upon the world on a monthly basis since then. Each individual is introduced informally as if they were being discussed at a bar.   

Hans Grüsel, the illustrious and mysterious!  Head of his Krankenkabinet, may or may not be a German synthesizer wizard from the 70s having haphazardly immersed himself into the neon cardboard scene of San Francisco, armed with psychedelic gingerbread costumes and lots of different kinds of wood-grain.  Rumored to be a co-conspirator of the excellent freak label Resipiscent,  Grüsel's work  is a perfect wash of psychedelic synthesizer squalling with unpredictable perversions, such as a cover of bygone standards "Tea for Two" or "Me and My Shadow",  an alternate soundtrack to a silent film version of Alice In Wonderland, or just new directions in globular synthesis in general.  Grusel was kind enough to rework material for no part of it's 333REDUX release.

1.  What kinds of things have you been getting into lately?
Circuitry of the Buchla 100
Tina Weymouth
Practical LSD Manufacture (3rd edition) by Uncle Fester

2.  What you do, do you do it as an artist, or is it a hobby?  

i do it as a fArtest

3.  How would you describe what you do?

An ever-changing woodgrain diorama of dark forest characters.

4.  How would you describe your creative progression over the years, in a brief synopsis?

Woodgrain rings.

5.  How would you describe your philosophy?

6.  Do you believe in psychics, magic, ghosts, or gods?  If no, then maybe you'll share your favorite conspiracy theory (whether you believe it or not).  

Yes, the supernatural is a giant part of my being. I prefer psychics, magic, ghosts to gods.
Spirits are the most tangible of the collection.

7.  What would you say was your most definitive experience?

Breaking out of a 9 month womb?

8.  Do you have any side projects that I am not aware of? If not, what is something you'd like people to know about you, that you don't think anyone would ever ask?
“I Should Have Cut the Eyes Different”

9.  Would you care to name any theoretical "desert island" records, or at least releases that you think are approaching your concept of "perfect"?  
Caroliner Rainbow Open Wound Chorale - Rise of the Common Woodpile

10.  What is the earliest childhood memory you can (or are willing to) recall?

The Story And song from The HAUNTED MANSION

11.  Are you able to appreciate other peoples' creative work regardless of their personal shortcomings or inherent flaws?  To what extent?  

Fucking Hell Yah!!! We are all floss.

12.  Do you have any heroes or heroines?  Who are they?  Feel free to add anything that makes them stand out.  
Betsy Ross?
I’m sure she could sew a mean costume.

13.  What would you like to have on your epitaph?  Or what is your favorite quote?  
Not an epitaph but a composition:
"Embalmers Piece". My second vocational aspiration is
that of a mortician, thanks to an interest in the mortuary sciences (my
third is that of a butcher, given my love of meat). The Embalmers Piece is
a scheme of modified soundparts that can be inserted in to a corpse
before burial.
These soundparts emanate in one of two (or more) fashions:

a) Underground for a traditional burial (turn it up loud)

b) Aboveground in a crypt or vault style entombment (a more
sophisticated art gallery wafting)

I can imagine a cemetery full of these graves. Each a different voice,
yet with the unity of a chorus. I plan to have my body prepared for
 burialas the first tome.
Any Mortuary Scientists out their willing to collaborate with me on this?
If so please contact me at hans@hansgrusel.net