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Klaus Schulze


Progressive Electronic

3.75 | 76 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars "Picture Music" was recorded in 1973 but not released until 1975 for some reason. This is a significant album as Klause introduces those pulsating beats that TANGERINE DREAM hadn't started to do yet.This is a lot easier to digest than his debut "Irrlicht", although there is a passage on "Mental Door" that are a little difficult. The album features two side long suites.

"Totem" features those pulsating beats while two different synth-like sounds play over top and around, which creates a spacey soundscape.The tempo picks up after 12 minutes and then settles somewhat 19 minutes in as the beat stops. Organ comes in late, and it ends on a very spacey note.

"Mental Door" is spacey as well with different sounds passing in and out of the cosmic soundscape. A louder, disconcerting sound comes in with twittering noises 8 minutes in. I like when the drums come in after 9 minutes. The intensity is released after 17 1/2 minutes. This sounds so much better as it becomes spacey with some excellent drumming from Klause. I thought he retired from the drums. Haha. Great way to end the album.

A must for the Electronic-Prog fan out there.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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