Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet
Born in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern region of Northeast Germany, Hansel Urnst Grüsel graduated from Berlin Polytechnic then escaped to the west inside of a cider keg, where he began an arts collective Fleischwagen Für Größere Gesamtkunstwerk (FWFGGKW) with, amongst others, the Schenker brothers of the soon-to-become hard rock group Scorpions. The collective attempted to build a 50-foot guitar which, in performance, was an utter failure. The Schenkers and Hans, at aesthetic odds, split ways: the brothers to pursue rock stardom; Grüsel retreating to East Germany to continue his pursuit of Fleischwagen Für Größere Gesamtkunstwerk via the live electronic medium.
||Grüsel vanished behind the Berlin Wall were he founded the electronic music studio CCCEMA. During this time he received mention in the Cream Magazine article: Who Were They, and Where Are They Now, naming Hans Grüsel as: "...the Vincent Price of the unknown East German avant-garde." This interval has come to be known as the "Totenbett/Ruhebett" period.
After the reunification of Germany, Grüsel slowly made his way back to the west. In 2000 he immigrated to San Francisco where he was engaged by the "High Speed, NASA-D, Electronics and Cardboard" scene stewarded by such groups as Phone Ix, Cunch D'Nicer, Rubber-O-Cement, and Muscle Spurs and the Skull Capture Rigs.
People have compared him to a cross between " ... a frowning wood-man squatting polka grunt-gorrilla wrestling organs or Muzak with Morton Subotnick's 'Silver Apples of the Moon' on the mantle behind a cuckoo clock store in the woods" and "a positive boost for Euro noise with more know-how and trouble-shooting than the average Dieterman." Grüsel is quoted as saying: "As Bowie found the Drum-and-Bass artist for inspiration in the 90s; I have found inspiration in these Americans with their cardboard and high speed electronics."
Krankentaz Suite MP3
Ein Haunted Sommerplatz MP3
Wellegurtel No. 1 MP3
Subwaren #1 excerpt MP3
Subwaren #2 excerpt MP3