Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), composer and concept artist, is one of the most important representatives of Germanys electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlins legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a member of Tangerine Dream (together with Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese) and Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and also released countless solo albums. "Contempora" was Schnitzlers fifth regular solo album (one of seven from 1981 altogether). It is a sort of collection of sketches, reflecting Schnitzlers inexhaustible creative powers in condensed form. Liner notes by Asmus Tietchens. Featuring nine bonus tracks (on Vinyl only eight). (21 untitles pieces ranging from 0:47 to 7:07 minutes).