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BLACKDANCE

Klaus Schulze

 

Progressive Electronic

3.30 | 82 ratings

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colorofmoney91
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3 stars Blackdance is usually not regarded very highly in the Schulze catalog, but I actually like it. It's very mellow and depressing, beautiful and sombre.

"Way of Changes" start with moaning synthesizers and gently-picked acoustic guitar intertwined in a slow and melancholic adagio, but it eventually warms up quite a bit and becomes picks up pace with ethnic percussion, bass buzzing, a dramatic melody on the synths, and what appears to be the sounds of birds chirping.

"Some Velvet Phasing" is a sad and dark ambient track that consists only of droning notes on the synthesizers that fade in and out. Soothing, but not much here except an intermission before the next track.

"Voices of Syn" features deep, manly operatic vocals that echo in the distance behind droning electrified organ. After the dramatic atmosphere has been built up, and empty percussive pulse drives the track along as the synth play in an eastern-sounding scale.

The only real problem that I have with this album is that the atmosphere doesn't seem convincing or thought-out at all. It seems that Klaus Schulze made this album just to release something for the sake of having another album on the market. It's not terrible, and the operatic vocals and pulse in the last track are interesting, but it goes on too long, in my opinion. Not Klaus Schulze's best, but Blackdance is a fine addition to an already established Schulze collection.

colorofmoney91 | 3/5 |

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