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Klaus Schulze


Progressive Electronic

3.45 | 152 ratings

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3 stars Passable strings synth inventions by Schulze after the two gorgeous and avant gardist "Irrlicht" and "Cyborg". However we cannot condemn "Blackdance" so easily. The introduction of "Ways of Changes" provides some clever floating synth lines with the combination of some repetitive, simplistic but efficient acoustic guitar notes. This captivating start progressively lets the place to more insistent and evident musical sequences made by analog synths and electronic percussions. As most part of Schulze's albums the melodic line never ends and hardly catches the attention of the listener all track long. This inconvenient will be reproduce in the two following pieces. "Some Velvet Phasing" is an atmospheric, hypnotic synth soundscape featuring classic Schulze's synthetic ambiences. "Voices of Syn " is an abyssal composition, a dark spacey hymn with vocals (a male operatic voice). Despite that Schulze includes some innovative elements, his electronic inventions are less daring and explore only the linear and accessible part of his art...Blackdance seriously presents a scission after the grandiose "Cyborg" and introduces the listener into the imaginary of Cosmic music and accessible but delicate synth ambient sounds.
philippe | 3/5 |


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