Worsel Strauss is a Frankfurt, Germany, based recording and performing artist. Having worked under various monikers in the past, these days most of his work is centered around modular synthesizers.
From the liner notes of Tako Tsubo
"A broken heart can be a serious condition, not only emotionally, but also physically. As first described by Sato et al in 1990, the stress-induced Tako Tsubo cardiomyopathy is represented by sudden weakening of the heart muscle in the absence of a regional blood perfusion defect. The left ventricle takes on a shape like a fishing pot. Tako Tsubo comes from the Japanese word for a kind of octopus trap.This weakening of the heart muscle, especially pronounced at the apex and the mid portion of the heart, can be triggered by emotional stress such as a break-up, the death of a loved one, or by severe anxiety. Despite the grave initial presentation in some of the patients, most of the patients survive the initial acute event."