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Klaus Schulze


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Berlin, Germany (1947 – present)

Klaus Schulze (born August 4, 1947 in Berlin, Germany) is a German electronic art music composer and musician. He has also used the alias Richard Wahnfried. He was briefly a member of the electronic band Tangerine Dream as well as cofounding Ash Ra Tempel before a pioneering and prolific solo career of 40+ albums (totalling 110+ CDs) in 30+ years.

In 1969, Klaus Schulze was the drummer of one of the early incarnations of Tangerine Dream for their debut album Electronic Meditation. In 1970 he left this group to form Ash Ra Tempel with Manuel Göttsching. In 1971, he chose again to leave a newly-formed group after only one album, this time to mount a solo career.

In 1972, Schulze released his debut album Irrlicht with organ and a recording of an orchestra filtered almost beyond recognition. Despite the lack of synthesizers, this proto-ambient work is regarded as a milestone in electronic music. The follow up, Cyborg, was similar but added the EMS Synthi A synthesizer. Some highlights of his early career are Moondawn (1976), Mirage (1977) and Dune (1979). He often took aspects of German culture and history as a starting point in his compositions, particularly on his album “X” (the title signifying it was his tenth album) in 1978 which was subtitled ‘Six Musical Biographies,’ including such notables as Ludwig II of Bavaria, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.


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  • Namidenha


    12 Jul 8:01pm Reply
  • Wotsthedeal

    Still in love with Mirage.

    19 May 1:58am Reply
  • BruecknerSound

    This track is my contribution to a tribute radio show in honour of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese, who was one of my biggest musical heros. Several listeners who missed the show did ask for this track, so here it is. May he rest in peace!

    8 Mar 1:51pm Reply
  • S_B_B

    Some interesting background information about Klaus' Polish friends Love!

    8 Mar 1:27am Reply
  • Wotsthedeal

    That still doesn't make much sense to me. The number of scrobbles of Mirage and X combined are more than Sequenced, but the number of scrobblers (listeners) is greater with Sequenced. Shouldn't it be at least the other way around if the number of tracks was the cause. Anyway, it's a shame since it's not even close to being of his best work.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Sequenced has 10 tracks, as opposed to 2 on Mirage and 4 on X. That's part of the reason.

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Wotsthedeal

    "Are You Sequenced?" has more listeners than Mirage and X combined. wtf people.

    26 Dec 2014 Reply
  • fac3l3ssadac3

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Waltz3

    I'm loving his stuff! Irrlicht is one of the strangest albums I've ever heard. I wish his music was more easily available.

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Tim32

    Привет. Я сейчас пытаюсь поднять с дна контакта группу по Питу Намлуку. Каждый день выкладываю что то новое и пополняю альбомы. Присоединяйтесь)

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • donvito86

    Today im in Cyborg mood.

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Thank you Klaus

    22 Jun 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Great guy

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • fortheinsider

    Except ''surrender'' , Why cannot I find other sounds of the film ANGST? That sound when He see photos in Car, and the piano like sounds in it...

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • p4rol

    My father gave me "Dziekuje Poland '83" on vinyl when I was a child. I am still impressed...

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    Maestro of all things ambient and kosmische. Although I do wish he never touched drum machines.

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    очень талантливый парень, но слишком уж однообразно. ранние работы, где клаус еще не погряз окончательно в своих синтезаторах особо интересны.

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • roemilca111


    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • lil_dunny

    Blaue Stunde.. <3

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • VVhoreMass

    This... is... awesome.

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
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