Friday, November 19, 2010

Klaus Schulze - Timewind

Brain, 1975

One of my personal favorites (along with the classic debut Irrlicht) of Klaus Schulze's early kosmische synth works, this was also his first as far as I know (and thus one of the first albums ever) to use a sequencer. What you have is a nacent, minimal dark version of the old orchestral sound heard on classic Tangerine Dream albums like Phædra and Zeit. There's a certain kind of unrepeatable majesty to what these artists were doing back then, something about early digital vhs effects, massive synthesizers, orchestral training, virtuoso keyboard playing, and cosmic themes, that no amount of modern mimicry can recreate.


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