Berlin Sessions for Brilliant Trees 1983 featuring Wayne Braithwaite overdubbing on bass. Documented by Steve Jansen.
There weren’t so many interior images from the studio recording sessions, mostly exteriors around the Berlin wall. Here’s another scan of Holger from the contact sheet. Movie footage is insightful, if only into how much sitting around listening goes on.
Holger Czukay during the Berlin sessions for Brilliant Trees 1983. Photo by Steve Jansen
Hi David. I did take a few stills but unfortunately my negs were misplaced by the lab that I was using at the time and all that remains is a contact sheet. I’d subsequently scanned it for archive purposes but as you probably know each image is only a few centimetres in size. This image of Holger Czukay manipulating the dictaphone as heard on ‘Weathered Wall’ is a scan from a contact sheet. I actually filmed some of the recording and perhaps I will upload it someday.
Holger Czukay recording dictaphone on David Sylvian’s ‘Weathered Wall’ @Hansa Studios (formerly known as Hansa By The Wall). Berlin 1983. Photo by Steve Jansen
Thank you Ross. It’s good to know when a remix holds up on it’s own. ‘Let Go’ was written as the credit roll music to a short film entitled ‘Dreams From A Petrified Head’ – a cerebral sci-fi debut from Canadian director Dan Ouellette which thus far has only achieved limited release.
Photo by Steve Jansen