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Klaus Schulze


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4.22 | 287 ratings

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3 stars Timewind is the 5th full-length studio album by German progressive electronic music artist Klaus Schulze. The original album contained two side long tracks while the 2006 re-issue is a 2 disc version with the original album on disc 1 and three bonus tracks on disc 2. I have the 1991 Blue Plate CD version with only the original album.

The two tracks on the album Bayreuth Return and Wahnfried 1883 are respectively 30:25 and 28:29 minutes long. The songs are ambient, repetitive and atmospheric. Bayreuth Return is a pleasant track which I sometimes use as background music when I read, while Wahnfried 1883 is a bit darker and commanding. Itīs only the latter that can hold my attention for longer periods of time but I still think itīs way too long. Both tracks could easily have been boiled down to 8 - 10 minute songs and only have gained in strength IMO. The music is keyboard/ synth driven with next to nothing else in the songs. The music is multilayered yet minimalistic. Thereīs a pulse in the music ( created by Sequencer) but no rythms created by percussion ( if there are I missed them).

The production is warm and pleasant.

To be honest Timewind doesnīt do much for me, but contrary to some of the earlier work by Klaus Schulze this album doesnīt annoy me or make me feel like Iīve been cheated. I still think the music is too repetitive and that the songs drag on for way too long, but the two songs are actually quite pleasant in their own right and I wonīt rule out the possibility that I might learn to appreciate the album more some time in the future. I guess a 3 star rating is deserved. Oh and by the way! The album cover is one of my favorites. Really beautiful Dali inspired stuff.

UMUR | 3/5 |


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