Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. In Blue is the thirty first album by Klaus Schulze. It was originally released in 1995, and in 2005 was the eighth Schulze album reissued by Revisited Records.
2007 digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this classic 1992 Ambient/Electronic album features a bonus disc that includes six tracks: 'O.O.B.E.' (Andy Hughes Mix), 'Towers Of Dub' (Ambient Mix), 'Blue Room' (Ambient & Mark Angelos Mix), 'Close Encounters' (Ambient Mix 1), 'Majestic' (Mix 1) and 'Assassin' (Chocolate Hills Of Bohol Mix). U.F. Orb was the sophomore album from Alex Paterson and Kris Weston and featured the mammoth single "Blue Room", which clocked in around 40 minutes! By entering the UK Top 10, the track was the longest ever to make the charts!
Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990's. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana. The 10 songs on 'Notes Of Blue' are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. Farrar possesses one of the most distinctive voices in roots, rock, country or any genre. He exudes a soulful longing combined with a wise-beyond-his-years command that is as arresting and compelling as ever…
This is a recommended set of stimulating post-bop jazz. Andrew Hill's highly distinctive piano playing and unusual compositions hint at the past while following their own rules. The feeling of polyrhythms is present in several of Hill's seven compositions on this CD. The tightness of the bass-drum team (Lonnie Plaxico and Cecil Brooks) is quite impressive, as is the blend of Robin Eubanks' warm trombone and Greg Osby's alto.