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TIMEWIND

Klaus Schulze

 

Progressive Electronic

4.21 | 236 ratings

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3 stars Timewind is the 5th full-length studio album by German progressive electronic music artist Klaus Schulze. The original album contained two side long tracks while the 2006 re-issue is a 2 disc version with the original album on disc 1 and three bonus tracks on disc 2. I have the 1991 Blue Plate CD version with only the original album.

The two tracks on the album Bayreuth Return and Wahnfried 1883 are respectively 30:25 and 28:29 minutes long. The songs are ambient, repetitive and atmospheric. Bayreuth Return is a pleasant track which I sometimes use as background music when I read, while Wahnfried 1883 is a bit darker and commanding. It´s only the latter that can hold my attention for longer periods of time but I still think it´s way too long. Both tracks could easily have been boiled down to 8 - 10 minute songs and only have gained in strength IMO. The music is keyboard/ synth driven with next to nothing else in the songs. The music is multilayered yet minimalistic. There´s a pulse in the music ( created by Sequencer) but no rythms created by percussion ( if there are I missed them).

The production is warm and pleasant.

To be honest Timewind doesn´t do much for me, but contrary to some of the earlier work by Klaus Schulze this album doesn´t annoy me or make me feel like I´ve been cheated. I still think the music is too repetitive and that the songs drag on for way too long, but the two songs are actually quite pleasant in their own right and I won´t rule out the possibility that I might learn to appreciate the album more some time in the future. I guess a 3 star rating is deserved. Oh and by the way! The album cover is one of my favorites. Really beautiful Dali inspired stuff.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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