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BODY LOVE: ORIGINAL FILMMUSIK

Klaus Schulze

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4.11 | 83 ratings | 5 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1977

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Stardancer (13:38)
2. Blanche (11:44)
3. P.T.O. ( 27:12)
4. Lasse Braun (22:26) Bonus Track

Total Time: 75:10


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Line-up / Musicians

- Klaus Schulze / keyboards
- Harald Grosskopf / drums

Releases information

CD Thunderbolt 123 (1996) / CD Magnum America 65 (1996) / CD Polygram International 511976 (2004)
Revisited Records SPV 085-304112 CD - REV 015 (2005) (with track 4 - bonus track)

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4.11
(83 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
40%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (14%)
14%
Collectors/fans only (4%)
4%
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)
2%

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Review by ZowieZiggy
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4 stars I wouldn't be that laudatory about this album as I was for the incredible "Timewind" (which was a masterpiece).

This album shows a more rhythmic music, as will produce TD some time later. Is the title of the opening number precursory? Needless to say that "Stardancer" has some dance feel, that's for sure. Even if the beat is still digestible. Still, it is not Klaus's facet that I prefer: just a good track, that's all.

I far much prefer the wonderful and tranquil mood available during the imposing "Blanche". It is all melody and purity. A cold ocean of fantasy and beauty. Klaus at his best (but he is often playing great music, isn't he?).

This song is a very elegant and spacey moment which is fully in line with the best of his works. I haven't seen the movie (since this album is a soundtrack for, let's say some "hot" moments, hence the title) but I can imagine some scenes going along with the music?I won't tell more to avoid some problems here (just kidding). A five star piece of music, for sure.

"PTO" is some sort of combination of both previous songs: spacey and ambient at times, while more upbeat during others. The whole being very well crafted, passionate and very strong indeed. A pleasant trip in space, for sure. The closing five minutes are a jewel of electronic moment; believe me! Sideral, exceptional. Well, I 'm afraid I am laudatory once more...

In terms of quality music, Klaus Schulze is certainly on par with the other giant of this category. TD of course (I can't prevent to link both careers). This "Body Love" is again a very good album which I rate with four stars.

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Posted Thursday, September 10, 2009

Review by Bonnek
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4 stars I often associate the music of Klaus Schulze with my cats when they are at their most graceful and charming, namely when they're sleeping.

First of all there's nothing more beautiful and irresistible then a sleeping cat. But there is more. If you observe them, they appear to be immobile, completely still and static. However if you look away for a minute and then return your attention to them, you will see that something has happened, a paw is just a tad more stretched then it was, the head is bent in an even cuter posture, the tail not loose now but gently curled around the hind feet, and so on.

So fares the music of Klaus Schulze, seemingly unchanging yet in constant flux, alost by pure instinct it progresses from one gorgeous theme into another, with moogs and percussion serving as waving tails and dabbing paws. In a few cases the sleep seems almost comatose but mostly it is a venture that I can hear for hours.

Right. End trip. Back on my feet again.

Body Love comes in two volumes: "Body Love" and "Body Love Vol 2". Both are excellent. In my review for Vol2 I have given a personal preference for the second album. However, that was before I got the 2005 reissue of Body Love itself, which adds a studio outtake from 1977 that is every bit as good as the regular tracks. The whole package makes this an excellent purchase.

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Posted Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review by Warthur
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4 stars Robert Fripp might have been irked when artsy porn flick "Emmanuelle" ripped off Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part 2 for part of its soundtrack, but Klaus Schulze seems to have no problem providing music for arthouse sex movies, contributing this soundtrack to Body Love. In terms of Klaus' own work, it's a refinement of the approach taken on the preceding Moondawn, presenting a more gentle, emotional vision of electronic music than the stark, cold, brittle work on the likes of Cyborg. As far as music to get freaky to goes, it's not exactly Isaac Hayes material, but in terms of Klaus' career it's another great entry to his discography.

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Review by colorofmoney91
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4 stars As per the usual Klaus Schulze standard, this is uber-dramatic Berlin school music at its most epic. But the soundtrack to love? Definitely not with the women I've known.

I've never seen the movie Body Love, though I'm sure I'd probably enjoy it considering that it's a pornographic film and I'm a college student; the two implicitly go hand in hand. Also, Schulze did this soundtrack for the film, which guarantees Body Love to be the most awkwardly and unintentionally nerdy pornographic film since Bikini Cavegirl.

Besides all of this, Body Love is a great album that fits in very well with the much loved classics of Schulze's classic era. The soaring synths that portray spacial travel and the propelling drumming is here just like in Moondawn and X, but here on the track "Stardancer" it seems that the percussion has been done much more tastefully and has worked its way more comfortably into Schulze's classic sound; for this I am grateful, because the percussion in the aforementioned albums were kind of overbearing for my taste.

"Blanche" is my favorite track on the album because of its depressing tone, and everyone knows I'm all about that. I'd have to rank this track as being among Schulze's most emotional (still sufficiently awkward for porn) and beautiful tracks and only clocks in at a manageable 12 minutes, and features a moody piano melody coupled with the classic and recognizable sounds of analog Berlin school synths. The atmosphere achieved on "Blanche" makes me think of lying in the moonlight on a beach on Neptune where lambent aurora paint the skyline (pretty good idea for a porn setting), and the sounds of the close and distant waves crashing onto the sand are easily distinguishable.

"P.T.O.", which I assume to stand for Pornographic Topographic Oceans among other more explicit things, bears the trademark Schulze epic track length (about 27 minutes). I'm kind of underwhelmed by this track mostly because this track is kind of a noisy "balls out" aggressive Berlin school track that doesn't really match up too well with the previous two emotional tracks, although on its own "P.T.O." is definitely a reputable classic track in Schulze's catalogue.

Being a fan of Schulze's work but having not listened to any of it in a long time, Body Love is definitely a great representation of his classic era with a great element of emotion that is probably only a bit stronger and more thought out on Mirage. But because of this album's manageable length and the strength of the material, I'd say that this would be as good a starting place for aspiring Schulze fans as any of his previous classics. Don't expect anything romantic though, because (and I promise this) no woman will ever be turned on by this brand of spacial exploration music, and if she says otherwise then she is lying and is probably a keeper.

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5 stars One thing I love about the first ten albums of Klaus Schulze is the quality of the album sleeves, I love the surrealist style of the paintings. Somewhere in my mind tells me that I should like Timewind, Mirage, X, Moondawn, but no, they are excellent albums, but for me, right now, the pornsoundtrack ... (read more)

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