A promotion CD single for Alesis at the Frankfurt music fair, March 2003. Limited Edition of 300 copies. Most of them were given away for free to visitors of the Alesis booth at the fair, while KS was signing the CD. A slightly extended remix has been re-released as a bonus track on "Dreams".
A promotion CD single for Alesis at the Frankfurt music fair, April 2004. Limited Edition of 300 copies. Most of them were given away for free to visitors of the Alesis booth at the fair, while Klaus Schulze was signing the CD.
La Vie Electronique is a series of 3-disc CD releases by Klaus Schulze, reissuing material from his limited edition 50-disc CD box set The Ultimate Edition (2000), which itself collected the previously released limited edition multi-disc box sets Silver Edition (1993, 10 discs), Historic Edition (1995, 10 discs), and Jubilee Edition (1997, 25 discs), along with an additional 5 discs. The series began in 2009 with a plan to release all the music from The Ultimate Edition in chronological order. Four volumes were released in 2009, and four more were released in 2010. The next two volumes were released in 2011, with the next two following in 2012…
2007 is a milestone year for German electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze. He celebrated his 60th birthday on August 4th and has also released an excellent solo album entitled "Kontinuum". "Kontinuum" is 76 minutes of continuous music consisting of three long tracks that form one long piece of music. Musically, the album is journey into Klaus Schulze's past, present and future as a musician. Fans of his classic 70's style will definitely feel at home listening to this disc. There are also elements that will appeal to fans today's techno and trance music as well.
Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. "Big in Japan" was originally released on September 22, 2010 in Japan by Captain Trip Records as a limited edition deluxe boxed set (500 copies) of two CDs and a DVD with an 80-page photo book. This became known as the "Japanese Edition". DVD includes two tracks: "A Crystal Poem" (same as on CD 1) and "Sequencers Are Beautiful" (not on the above CDs).
Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. Ballett 1 is the first of four works to have been composed and recorded by Klaus Schulze after the passing of his mother in 1998. It is one of those pieces in which Schulze moves dangerously close to classical music. He's flirted with it before with various qualitative results. There are three pieces (or movements if you like) that make up this nearly 77-minute work. Schulze manages all the keyboards, naturally, from sequencers and samplers to multi-chordal synths.
Live @ Klangart is a 2001 live performance from the German festival of the title. The sounds here run the gamut of Schulze's multi-faceted musical personality, from a complex latticework of metronomic patterns to classical-influenced legato moments and even some trip-hop-flavored grooves.
The final chapter in Klaus Schulze's four-disc, five-hour tribute to his dead mother (who used to be a ballet dancer before she married) is the set's best movement and a big leap forward from the rather stale Ballett 3. The personnel on Ballett 4 is as on Ballett 2: Wolfgang Tiepold on cello, Thomas Kagermann on flute, wordless singing, and soft-spoken narration, and Tom Dams mixing the beat-driven part of the album. The continuous piece proceeds in three stages. The 14-minute introduction, "Mellowtrone," lacks character and spends too much time featuring Schulze noodling around, as if uncertain about how to proceed…
First released by Rainhorse Records in 2000 as part of the Contemporary Works I box set, Ballett 3, like the whole Ballett project, was given its autonomous release in 2007. While Ballett 2 featured four different and contrasting movements, Ballett 3 consists of a monolithic work, the 75-minute "My Ty She." Ballett 2 had its strong and weak moments, the latter mostly due to overly stretched-out ideas; however, this third installment features poorer material, the only novelty being Julia Messenger's (mostly) wordless singing reigning over the whole track…
Das Wagner Desaster Live is the thirtieth album by Klaus Schulze. It was originally released in 1994, and in 2005 was the fifteenth Schulze album reissued by Revisited Records. The reissue of Das Wagner Desaster Live is one of two examples of a Klaus Schulze reissue that changes the original order of the tracks (the other being Audentity).