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TIMEWIND

Klaus Schulze

 

Progressive Electronic

4.22 | 287 ratings

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Thandrus
5 stars Being a big fan of Klaus Schulze, I, can’t tell why, but paid little attention at first. You know, when you get music by internet downloads (sorry for that, but it’s hard to find Schulze’s original CDs in a country like Georgia) the amount is huge and you may get lost in this ocean of KS’ discography. But after giving it a careful listen in my bed at night, I found… What I found? It’s really hard to describe. I found music what I was ever looking for.

Composed of two lengthy pieces, it is maybe even the longest album ever released on vinyl, as it lasts for more than 59 minutes! As others have mentioned it is some kind of tribute to Richard Wagner, to his timeless, evergreen spirit. On side A is Bayreuth Return. For those who don’t know, Bayreuth is a town where Wagner spent his last years of life. It’s more sequence-based track, with other keyboards perfectly filling. A trained ear will find this sequence to be a lot different, than most of KS’. Here, throughout the song it undergoes many modulations and many other effects. Music is very calming and serene. After the track has ended one might not determine how long he has listened a minute or a century? Citing Schulze himself, it’s a Fantastic background to mental picture. Fantastic: my addition.

Wahnfried 1883 fills whole side B. the title refers to the year of death of Wagner and the place where he’s buried. Musically, I think it is one of the most beautiful moments in music I have ever heard. The monumental synthesizer army that build up for 29 minutes, makes this one of most prodigious and timeless Requiems. Classic-influenced, it could stand among the best Classical compositions. Wagner would be proud!

Resumé: I think this album it KS’ best, although Mirage and others come very, very close. But for this one I have special feeling, feeling of something monumental, colossal, magic, undying, eternal… This music is nothing but THE BEAUTY itself and as wise men have said, beauty never dies…

Thandrus | 5/5 |

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