Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. Blackdance is one of Klaus Schulze's early albums. There are lots of predictors that point to where his career would go. The tempo changes are smooth and sure and the sequences are varied - some are deep and strong, others are long on atmosphere. Schulze mixes these elements seamlessly with experimental timbres and spatial textures. He adds an organ drone to give the disc a Baroque attitude and sinister overtones. This is more atmospheric than most of his albums. That gives it a nice appeal and a cool change of pace.
Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. Blackdance is both a statement against the anti-humanity of most electronic composers and a celebration of life in an instinctly baroque vein utilising the human voice, together with a plethora of keyboard instruments. It is a record worth investigating.
Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies. The Schulze-Schickert Session in Hambühren on 26 September 1975 with the Godfather of electronic keyboard music Klaus Schulze and the echo guitar pioneer Günter Schickert
Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. Recorded in 1973, "Picture Music" was released two years later, because of legal problems, on the legendary Brain Label. Back in 1975 Schulze already had cult status and he travelled around Europe to do concerts. For this release, the original French cover is used. It is from the artist Jacques Wyrs, who also did the fantastic artwork for 'Timewind', 'Blackdance' and 'Cyborg'.
'La Vie Electronique' first was published as a strictly limited 50 CD-Box and will be released now in chronological order in 3CD-sets including some material never released before.
This second set contains pieces, which have been recorded between 1972 and 1975.
Before fading away into obscurity, Klaus Schulze had a few more great albums in him. Dig It is the first of those and a must-have for fans, especially in the re-issued 2005 version…
A promotion CD single for Alesis at the Frankfurt music fair, March 2003. Limited Edition of 300 copies. Most of them were given away for free to visitors of the Alesis booth at the fair, while KS was signing the CD. A slightly extended remix has been re-released as a bonus track on "Dreams".