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2.37 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Time Actor (8:58)
2. Time Factory (10:39)
3. Charming The Wind (4:48)
4. Grandma's Clockwork (4:08)
5. Distorted Emission 1 (5:29)
6. The Silent Sound Of The Ground (15:02)
7. Time Echoes (8:20)

Total time 57:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Klaus Schulze / electronics, synthesizers (Yamaha Cs-80, Korg Ps 3300, Moog Modular System, Polymoog, Minimoog, Multimoog, Arp Odyssey, Arp 2600, Ems Synthi A), electric piano (Yamaha Cp 70), clavinet (Hohner Pianet-clavinet-duo), vocoder (Korg), mellotron
- Arthur Brown / vocals
- Harmony Brown / vocals
- Vincent Crane / keyboards
- Wolfgang Tiepold / cello
- Michael Shrieve / percussion

Releases information

Produced by Klaus Schulze

LP Innovative Communication IC 58 065 (1979, Germany, France)
LP Base Record KS 80031 (1979, Italy)

LP Innovative Communication KS 80.031 (1982, Germany)
LP Racket Records RRK 15.027 (1984, Germany)
CD Innovative Communication IC 710.094 (1990, Germany, remastered, different artwork)
CD Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2282 (2011, UK)

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Review by philippe
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2 stars This is a dehumanised, cold, aseptic technoid ambient album from Klaus Schulze (with Arthur Brown as singer). Each composition is almost the same, developping similar synth waves floating in a spacious environnement, insistent repetitive electronic pulses and Arthur Brown's narratives, partly excentric vocals. It contains no variations, suffering of a lack of creativity and invention, very mechanical and definitely uni dimentional. The musical style is pretty similar to face B from Dune but less consistent and without emotion (despite an honest and glacial-seductive "charming the wing" with Arthur Brown's great lyrical voice). This is a ryhtmical, electronic beat album, linear and without reliefs. The musical background is very minimal and doesn't enable Arthur Brown to express his genius. Klaus Schulze should have been concentrated on dark, gothic, haunted organ chords (similar to Irrlicht and Cyborg), Arthur Brown would give the best on it. "Time Actor" is terribly conformist, empty and non human. To avoid!

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3 stars Maybe this is not typical Schulze's work, but the result is not so bad. The first two songs are techno-beet-driven avantgarde pieces, and can be viewed as one long poem in two parts, because a lot of similarities. In my opinion this is the best part of the album. The next two songs are slower (and q ... (read more)

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