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Klaus Schulze


Progressive Electronic

4.03 | 238 ratings

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Zac M
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5 stars This is not only Klaus Schulze's masterpiece, but a masterpiece of Electronic Progressive music. I picked up this double CD set with the bonus track (newly remastered through InsideOut) about a month ago and was literally blown away. Schulze fuses his various synths and keyboards with the backing of a string orchestra (bridging the old with the new, if you will...). This combination works immaculately. I, myself, wonder if Schulze new that the final release would be as amazing as it turned out!

Each composition is named after a famous historical figure, and as others have already stated, it's almost like Schulze is trying to create a "musical portrait" for each of these figures. The standouts are "Ludwig II Von Bayern" and "Friedrich Nietzsche." I personally prefer disc two, as it has "Ludwig" on it, which is IMO one of, if not, Schulze's greatest compositions (that I've heard at least). Sure, this album is very difficult to get into and most definitely not for everyone, but I find it an extremely rewaring experience.

I don't think that this is the best place to start exploring Schulze's expansive discography, but is an essential listen for every fan of electronic music. A better strart would be Moondawn. Like I said before, this is one of the most rewarding listening experiences I've had. This album is definitely a masterpiece of Progressive Electronic music, a must for any fan of the genre!!! Five stars!

Zac M | 5/5 |


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