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MOONDAWN

Klaus Schulze

 

Progressive Electronic

3.69 | 128 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This would be the first album that Klause used the big moog, it would also be his first multi- track recording. So yeah the sound is improved but I wouldn't say this is better than "Timewind" or "Picture Music". WALLENSTEIN's drummer Harald Grosskopf wrote Klause a note after hearing his "Picture Music" album, saying he would really like to drum on one of his future albums. Klause didn't respond right away, but when he felt he could work with a drummer he asked him and Harald obliged. They actually recorded this album in one night !

"Floating" opens with some spoken words. Rumours are that it's the Lord's Prayer in Latin. Spacey sounds build to a very spacey soundscape 4 minutes in. Pulsating sounds join in after 5 minutes and build. The spacey soundscape dies after 8 1/2 minutes but the pulsating sounds continue and get louder as they're joined by drums. The sound gets fuller as it changes and evolves the rest of the way. Cool track.

"Mindphaser" opens with the sounds of waves gently splashing over and over. Synths join in before 2 minutes as thunder can be heard. It sounds like high pitched female vocal melodies after 3 minutes. The thunder continues to crash until it stops along with the waves. Those high pitched sounds continue until a complete change 12 minutes in. Farfisa organ and drums take over. Nice. Synths eventually join in. Check out the drumming ! The spacey sounds become more prominant. Pulsating organ 18 minutes in. The waves from earlier are back to end it.

A solid 4 star album again from Klause.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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