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!
Eric Truffaz has covered a lot of ground - both literally and metaphorically - since releasing his first album on the Blue Note label in 1996. Recorded in several locations but cut to sound like a single concert, Face-a-Face reveals the success of this artist who, with consistency and determination, has travelled a long road to success that has been filled with detours, long stretches in the fast lane and occasional pit stops, but which has never veered away from the source of his originality and the happiness of his waking dream. For Truffaz, each concert is a chance to meet his public "face à face". And it's this exchange between musicians and their audiences - the source of his inspiration - that Truffaz has set out…
Laurent Marode est un pianiste français dans le métier depuis plus de quinze ans. Il multiplie les projets mais avec ce nouvel album en nonet, ce sont ses talents d’arrangeur qu’il a voulu mettre en avant. Le disque alterne ses compositions avec des reprises. Cinq soufflants (cuivres et anches), un vibraphone, basse et batterie accompagnent le piano du leader. Du jazz à l’ancienne, du jazz de grand hôtel qui swingue allégrement. Même sans les voir, on entend chaque soliste se lever de derrière son pupitre pour y aller de son petit chorus pendant que les autres assurent la pulsation. Son arrangement de Penny Lane est un bel exemple de son travail. Partant des idées de George Martin qu’il “jazzifie”, il confie la mélodie de McCartney aux cuivres puis au vibraphone et enfin au saxos. Superbe. La grande classe.