Caspar Brötzmann (born 1962 in Germany) is an electric guitar player.
While Brötzmann typically performs with the power trio lineup of Massaker, with guitar, bass guitar and drum set, he only uses rock and roll and heavy metal music as a basis for his music. Brötzmann's technique has been praised by Wire: "…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".
Brötzmann has been compared to Jimi Hendrix (perhaps an inevitable comparison for an adventurous left-handed Fender Stratocaster player prone to extreme loudness and deft manipulation of audio feedback), and to Edgard Varèse, who, like Brötzmann, demonstrated a keen awareness for the importance of sound as well as properly notated music.
Brötzmann's father, Peter Brötzmann, is a free jazz saxophone player. They have recorded a duo album, Last Home.
Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
The Tribe (1987)
Black Axis (May 1989)
Der Abend der schwarzen Folklore (July 1992)
Koksofen (June 1993)
Home (January 1995)
Caspar Brötzmann & FM Einheit
Merry Christmas (April 1994)
Caspar Brötzmann & Page Hamilton
Zulutime (November 1996)
Mute Massaker (June 1999)
Die Alliierten - Ruhm und Ehre (1982) - Skinhead band from Wuppertal, Germany; Caspar Brötzmann plays guitar
The März Combo - Live in Wuppertal (April 1993) - Live recording of the Peter Brötzmann Tentet
Guitar on Thomas D's (of Die Fantastischen Vier) album Reflektor Falke (2001). Also guitarist on the accompanying tour.
Ende Gut - Ein Klangwerk (July 2005) - Sibylle Berg reads, Caspar Brötzmann plays guitar
Live music (guitar) for dance performance Execution Ground, Premiere March 24, 2007 at the Rhenania, Cologne.
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