STRAHLENZENTRUM was started in 2007 as a minimal electro side-project of N.STRAHL.N, the post-industrial outfit by prolific German sound-artist M. W. Löhr. After a self-titled debut on Tosom and a second album on Licht und Stahl, both in very limited CDR/tape editions, “Zentralautomantik” is the project’s third opus and very first appearance on vinyl. Featuring four brand new pieces and two tracks from the former album “Zentralebene” remixed by WERMUT, this mini-LP is inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s dark romantic tale “The Sandman”, whose man-machine motif finds a new sonic expression in STRAHLENZENTRUM’s very own brand of cold, sparse and hypnotic electronics. Rhythmic analogue patterns between early industrial and late Third Wave slowly build up into repetitive, trance-inducing instrumental compositions, somehow calling to mind Indian ragas, like the reflection of divine and human wisdom in a machine’s mind. Lim Ed 200x -T.U.T.