In 1981 Robert Schroeder's
third l-p Mosaique was released. Like any previous production
Mosaique also had its independent style and sound with lots of variety.
Mosaique distinctively contrasted with that time's typical "electronic
music". This time
Robert combined the styles of "the old electronic
school" with the timbre of "real" instruments (drums, guitar, bass, synthesizer)
played by "real" musicians. This basic scheme has been successfully tested
on Harmonic Ascendant, however at that time harmonic electronic had
been combined with cello, guitar and piano. Though Mosaique is rhythmic,
experimental and completely different in sound. A new sound.
On the occasion of the world-renowned ARS-Electronica
in Linz, Austria, in 1982 the
l-p Galaxie Cygnus A had been
produced and released. Also, Galaxie Cygnus A was the title of a
multimedia show, an optic-acustical event with a view into space. Robert
Schroeder first performed this event together with a German science fiction
author on 1982s ARS-Electronica in Linz. It was broadcasted via Austrian
and German TV. Galaxie Cygnus A is the interpretation and composition
of "noise" of the same named radio galaxy in the constellation of the swan.
The flicker noise of this 1.05 billion light years distant radio galaxy has
been received and recorded with the world's largest manoeuvrable radio telescope
in Effelsberg/Eifel, Germany.
This has been Schroeder's first performance abroad.
Also in 1982/83 he made the
Pegasus was released in 1990 on IC label which has not been controlled
anymore by Klaus Schulze since 1983. Pegasus is not authorized by
Robert as a "Schroeder"-release because the time it has been made (1982/83)
Pegasus should be an insert as book-mc. Moreover, Pegasus ought
to be a pseudonym for Schroeder and not the work's title. Musically,
Pegasus is thoroughly acceptable for Robert. But for a 1982 product
indeed! However, the artist himself does not regard Pegasus as a regular
"Schroeder" release, as this project neither was intended to be a regular
solo product in 1982, nor was it acceptable as a solo release as a 1990
publication. Now, it is a 1982 Sound!
The Synthesizer and today's studio electronic is an instrument
with immeasurable flexibility for Robert Schroeder. This encourages him to
use it as flexible and immeasurable. The possiblities of technical variety
entices the musician Robert to use this variety licentiously.
That's why he produced once in a while music groups playing commercial
but "electronically" oriented pop, disco and rock music. E. g. he produced
Charly-B (a Neue Deutsche Welle band) or made the synthesizer programming
in the Tora-production of John Capac (producer of Supertramp and Diana
Paradise (1983) is the fifth solo l-p of the Aachen artist. It
reveals Robert Schroeder's thoughts on a "different
way of electronic music". The style of his published music permanently changes.
"A maturing musician constantly passes a development: he looks
for himself. However, distinct characteristics, the artist's peculiarities
remain from the very beginning. They stabilize more and more in correspondence
with the artist. He finds himself."
Paradise is indeed differently but typically Robert
Skywalker is sweeping dance music,
a re-mix from the l-p Paradise. Published
in 1983 as 7" single and 12" maxi-single the audience was delighted.
That's how many more radio broadcasts and live performances at home and abroad
as well as TV performances in Germany succeeded. In a coproduction of German
broadcasting station WDR and Schroeder a spectacular
Skywalker TV special with a 13 people
ballet took place on August, 18th 1983 ("Showstart" with Jürgen von
der Lippe). The choreography was done by Louis Bartoletto from New York.
Schroeder's continuesly rising popularity enabled new ways for the "young
artist from Aachen".