Caspar Brötzmann

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Caspar Brötzmann
Born (1962-12-13) 13 December 1962 (age 57)
Wuppertal, Germany
Years active1986–present
Associated actsPeter Brötzmann, Caspar Brötzmann Massaker, F.M. Einheit, Page Hamilton, Thomas D, Sibylle Berg
WebsiteOfficial website

Caspar Brötzmann (born 13 December 1962) is a German electric guitar player, vocalist and bandleader. He was born in Wuppertal, Germany.

While Brötzmann typically performs with the power trio lineup of Caspar Brötzmann Massaker (his early band), with guitar, bass guitar and drums. He uses rock and roll and heavy metal music as a basis for his music, which often features lengthy songs that start slow and quiet but gradually build to a ferocious climax. Brötzmann's technique has been praised: "...his attack on the instrument — explosive, obstreperous, large scale, textural, timbral — asserts the material facts of string-pickup-amplifier more bluntly than anyone else currently involved in rock".[1]

Brötzmann's father, Peter Brötzmann, is a free jazz saxophone player. In 1990 they recorded the album Last Home as a duo.[2]


Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
Caspar Brötzmann & Peter Brötzmann
Caspar Brötzmann & FM Einheit
Caspar Brötzmann & Page Hamilton
Caspar Brötzmann
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  1. ^ Watson, Ben (February 1995). "Caspar Brötzmann". The Wire. United Kingdom: The Wire Magazine Ltd. (132). ISSN 0952-0686.
  2. ^ Sprague, David (2007). "Caspar Brötzmann Massaker". Trouser Press. Retrieved March 28, 2013.

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