The German sound-pioneer Schiller is a household name in the world of electronic music, particularly in the fields of ambient and chill out music. In the past he has produced chill out mixes for artists such as Rammstein and Mike Oldfield. Now he presents a full-length album packed with chill out versions of his gold-selling #1 album Sun. Sun - Chill Out Edition includes chill-out mixes of the best tracks on the regular Sun album and sets a new precedent in the world of ambient and chill out music. Inspired by electro classics from the likes of Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, and Jean-Michel Jarre, Christopher von Deylen creates visionary sounds that are ahead of their time…
Featuring some of Schiller’s most restrained, stripped-down production output, the largely dreamlike "Sehnsucht" is formatted like his other studio albums, with vocal and instrumental tracks both part of the makeup. However, several tracks are ambient in the truest sense, consisting strictly of atmospheric wash and no beats. The album features collaboration with several established artists like Xavier Naidoo, Jaël, Kim Sanders, and Klaus Schulze among others.
"My name is Christopher von Deylen - and I am Schiller." At some point during every Schiller concert, von Deylen speaks these ten words and the crowd goes wild. Schiller’s ethereal “global pop”, as his fans and the press have coined the style, gives the listener a feeling of floating in a dream world. Inspired by electronic classics such as Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, and Jean-Michel Jarre, von Deylen is known for creating visionary sounds that are way ahead of their time.
"Timeline: The Very Best of 1998-2011" looks back on Schiller’s accomplishments through the years as it chronicles the best and most important songs of Schiller’s career…
Live Erleben is the first live album from German electronical musician, composer and producer Christopher von Deylen under his Schiller alias. As with Sehnsucht Live, the performances on Live Erleben often add a little dramatic flair to their studio-album counterparts, thought the mood remains relaxing. The highlights here tend to feature vocal collaborations, as heard on “Delicately Yours” and “Distance” (both with Kim Sanders), “The Smile” (with Sarah Brightman), and “I’ve Seen It All” (with Maya Saban), and plenty of in-rhythm handclaps from the audience. The album achieved gold status in Germany in 2016.
"Tag Und Nacht", like other Schiller studio albums before it, balances dancefloor material with lush, downtempo electronica. Once again, the majority of the tracks are instrumental, while a handful are full-blown songs with spoken word poetry and ethereal guest vocalists; Culture Beat's Kim Sanders returns, but the highest profile collaboration is with electronic music pioneer Mike Oldfield on "Morgentau." The mood here tends to fall somewhere between tranquil and somber: it can be enjoyed as a deep listening experience or left unobtrusively in the background.
A comprehensive survey of classical music - for the casual listener, this might be all the classical music you need in your collection; for others this provides a starting point for further exploration. Unlike many collections of this sort, most of these 30 discs contain performances by some of biggest names in classical music. Included are: Bach's Complete Brandenburg Concertos; Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons"; Beethoven's Symphonies 5 and 9, plus the Piano Concertos #4 and 5; Symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Mahler and Brahms; concertos by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Mendelssohn; music by Ravel, Handel, Gershwin, Debussy, Moussorgsky.