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BEYOND RECALL

Klaus Schulze

 

Progressive Electronic

3.03 | 24 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars I have never been a huge adept of sampling. And even if I could highly appreciate "En=Trance" which was in some way the start of this new era, I am not brought to some sort of third dimension with this album.

This very long album opens on an epic which lasts for about half an hour ("Gringo Nero"). You know that I was quite addicted to his great works from the seventies, but here: I have to say that he doesn't play in the same division.

The music is far from being as creative, on the forefront of electronic prog as it ought to be some twenty years prior to this album. Some might have a peculiar feel for this album, but I am desperately looking for a good and innovative sign. Great melodic lines are alien to this song which displays some synthesized guitar and "drums" which sound quite awkward as far as I'm concerned. At no moment, was I embarked on the dark side of the moog. But this is another story which will be reviewed later on?

I am quite addicted with Klaus's work, but when he is offering such an album, I am much less laudatory. In fact, this long "Gringo Nero" stuff is quite boring with very little (to none) passionate moments.

"Trancers" holds some more emotions, but still: nothing to be compared to the great, great past. I understand that an artist can't remain at such a level of creativity than Klaus during the seventies; but an artist also needs to understand that his fan database can't be passionate with each of his output. And this is my case while listening to "Beyond Recall".

Of course, this is not a bad album; but "Brave Old Sequence" says it all?The last half an hour of this album which is represented by two tracks, is not of great interest to my ears either (and I 'm quite a fan of the man).

Five out of ten is as much as it gets from me this time. Can't upgrade it to three stars. Sorry Klaus.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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