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DUNE

Klaus Schulze

 

Progressive Electronic

3.22 | 60 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This is quite a strange work from Klaus.

None of his album so far have lead to such controversy (but the first TD with vocals was quite a shock as well).

The fantastic title track brings us back to the best of his oeuvre. A superb ode to the wilderness, the heavy sunshine, the deep and profound warmth of the desert. The sun is burning from all of places, but some excessively elegant passages allow the listener to breathe and survive.

"Dune" does surely belong to Klaus's great songs (but he has already released so many of them). It is another poignant masterpiece which is culminating after the first half. Klaus already brought in some cello in his previous "X" album and he is again surrounded by Triepold who is adding the same sort of phantasmagoria into the music. Nine out of ten is my rating for this compelling piece of art.

The second track almost opens as "Dune" ends, but the tone is more chaotic, less polished. Cello is going around and upbeat rhythms are taking the place. To be honest, the first part of this "difficult" track is excellent. A definite TD feel is invading the place (but this is not the first time that these two giants are playing in each other's garden).

It would have been quite adventurous to tell you that the vocal part with Arthur Brown is my favourite Schulze moment. At times, it reminds me of "Suicide" (the US new wave band). Although these ones are much less "suicidal" for sure. I understand it can hurt some deep Klaus fans (but I am also one of them).

The dance beat is of no help either: it is of course a serious challenge to listen to, but again I'm not too negative about it. Just that it is difficult to match with our standards (of old and devoted Klaus fans).

As a whole, I would say that this is good album. But after having hearid the title track, expectations were probably higher. This work was closing a formidable decade of great works. It will be difficult to equal such perfection for the next decade. But, we'll see?

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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