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Klaus Schulze Pete Namlook & K. Schulze: The Dark Side Of The Moog XI album cover
3.72 | 26 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Heart Of Our Nearest Star (Part I) (17:40)
2. The Heart Of Our Nearest Star (Part II) (22:00)
3. The Heart Of Our Nearest Star (Part III) (11:10)
4. The Heart Of Our Nearest Star (Part IV) (05:20)

Total Time : 56:10

Line-up / Musicians

- Klaus Schulze / composer & performer
- Pete Namlook / composer, performer & producer

Note: The actual instrumentation was not available at this moment

Releases information

Eleventh of a series of collaborations under the common title "The Dark Side of the Moog"

2xCD Fax +49-69/450464- PK 08/182 (2008, Germany) Limited edition with bonus disc including Surround mix of the album

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KLAUS SCHULZE Pete Namlook & K. Schulze: The Dark Side Of The Moog XI ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (8%)

KLAUS SCHULZE Pete Namlook & K. Schulze: The Dark Side Of The Moog XI reviews

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Review by Bonnek
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars "The Heart Of Our Nearest Star Part"

Now what is this? After 3 albums of declining sound tapestries, this Dark Side of the Moog album returns to form and starts with the most ominous piece of scary moog you have ever heard!

As usual it begins with a repetitive drone that doesn't seem to get anywhere but gradually it develops, an awesome moog lead starts building up in the background and grows louder and higher and wilder till it turns your cosy living room into a desolate piece of dark moon desert. Only play this at maximum volume. A cliché, but here it is really indispensable to ensure the devestating effect of this ominous track. Yes, we're using big expensive words here!

The second piece is even better, simply superb. It sounds very Ashra, with guitar sounds improvising on a synth sequence right out of the golden age of Ashra and old Schulze. There's some filler at the end of the album but even that can't destroy the crushing effect of the first two masterpieces.

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4 stars This is the eleventh and final installment in the DSOTM series. It has dark, ominous grooves and wild soloing on (electric guitar- sounding) synth and what sounds like actual electric guitar. The soloing is something I associate with Klaus Schulze and his role in the Dark Side of the Moog series, ... (read more)

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