Schneider TM is a multidimensional music project of Dirk Dresselhaus, named after his nickname Schneider, which oscillates extensively between adventurous electronic pop-music and experimental, sometimes improvised freeform music, while occasionally bringing these and other opposing elements together. Since the late 80's, Dirk has been active in different musical fields. From 1989 until 1997 he played and sang in rock and pop bands like Hip Young Things and Locust Fudge (both on Glitterhouse Records) before he became more active in electronic music around 1996. Schneider TM is responsible for a couple of experimental electro-freak-pop albums (released on City Slang / Mute) including underground-hits like 'Reality Check', 'Frogtoise' and a cover version of "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" by The Smiths called 'The Light 3000', a collaboration with Kptmichigan that was acclaimed by John Peel and listed as one of the best cover versions ever recorded by The Wire magazine. Schneider TM has been credited as one of the main inventors of a music genre called Indietronic or Indietronica.
Since 1997 Schneider TM performed a couple of hundreds live concerts around the globe including renowned international festivals like CTM (Berlin), Sonar Festival / Sonar Sound (Barcelona, Rome, Tokyo), Mutek (Montreal, Mexico City), Arty Farty (Lyon), Pukkelpop (Hasselt), Hultsfred Festival (Hultsfred), Kilbi Festival (Bad Bonn), Frieze Art Fair / Frieze Music (London), Phonem Festival (Istanbul), Numero Festival (Lisboa), Les Siestes électroniques festival (Toulouse), Melt Festival (Gräfenhainichen), Midi Festival (Hyéres), Motomix Festival (São Paulo), Todaysart Festival (Den Haag), Dark Mofo (Hobart) and others.
As well as work on a variety of one-off projects - including the production of music & scores for movies (w/ directors & artists like Omer Fast, Ludwig & Glaser etc.), theatre and radio plays - Dirk Dresselhaus has been performing & recording with noise & drone outfits like Angel (w/ Ilpo Väisänen of Pan sonic & guests like Hildur Gudnadottir, Oren Ambarchi, BJ Nilsen or Lucio Capece), released by Editions Mego and Real Time (w/ Reinhold Friedl of zeitkratzer, 3 CD box on Blume) on a regular basis since 1999. For a while now, Dirk Dresselhaus has also been moving Schneider TM in the direction of instantly composed freeform music, employing varying instruments including guitar, electronics, balafon, effect loops as well as field recordings. Sometimes he works solo and at other times together with artists like Jochen Arbeit (of Einstürzende Neubauten, Automat), Günter Schickert, Damo Suzuki (ex-Can), Australian performance artist Joanna Dudley, video artists like Lillevan, pani K and Takehito Koganezawa or Japanese dancer Tomoko Nakasato. The first results of this open & soundscape-y direction was the Schneider TM albums 'Construction Sounds'. Based on field recordings of Berlin construction sites combined with electronics, it was released in September 2012 on Bureau B & MirrorWorldMusic, an online-platform / label started in 2007 by Dirk Dresselhaus and Michael Beckett (aka Kptmichigan) to present past, present & future of their works.
|1997||Schneider TM (12")|
|1998||Moist (CD/LP)||Up-Tight (12"), Masters (CD)|
|2000||Binokular (CD/10" w/ Kptmichigan)|
|2002||Zoomer (CD/LP)||6 Peace (CD)||Frogtoise (12"/CD), Reality Check (12"/CD)|
|2003||The Light 3000 (7" w/ Kptmichigan)|
|2004||Reconfigures (CD/LP)||The SchneiderTM Experience (7")|
|2005||Release (2xCD)||Dr. Drek (7")|
|2006||Škoda Mluvit (CD/ 2xLP)||Pac Man/Shopping Cart (7")|
|2007||Schneider TM und Lustfaust (7")|
|2008||Jede Nacht (12“ w/ Station 17)|
|2012||Construction Sounds (CD/LP)|
|2012||Cäcilie Awestruck (20 CD box set w/ Ilpo Väisänen, Kptmichigan, Ronald Lippok, Tomoko Nakasato)|
|2012||Live At HBC (limited CD w/ Jochen Arbeit & Claas Großzeit)|
|2013||Guitar Sounds (CD/LP)|
|2013||Louis & Bebe (download w/ Joanna Dudley)|
|2014||撫平塵暴 (Live at N.K., download)|
|2014||Bootleg (split 12" w/ Automat)|
|2015||Mobilee (limited CD)|
|2016||A S S (CD/LP w/ Jochen Arbeit & Günter Schickert)|
|2016||CON-STRUCT (CD/LP w/ Conrad Schnitzler)|
|2018||Zoomer limited edition cassette re-issue (Dazzleships Records)|