Krautrock/Kosmische Musik and related

"Originally released in 2000, Ballett 4 is the final of Schulze's four part Ballett series, all of which were previously released on the deleted 10 CD Contemporary Works box set and which was dedicated to his mother, who was a dancer. The music...

Very good, new Klaus; he shows the influences of modern electronica, but basically, it's all Klaus and it's all very good!

"The concerts in Tokyo in March 2010 were remarkable for many reasons. First of all, the Japanese crew rebuilt Klaus‘...

The first album by Klaus to be released outside of Germany, many people's first encounter with Klaus' monumental solo work began with this album and it's a great one. Highly recommended!

"Blackdance was my first album to be released in England on Caroline, a Virgin label. Before that [Virgin boss] Richard Branson had signed Tangerine Dream, and then he also contacted me. Of course, I said yes right away. Not just because Branson liked music from Germany but also since Virgin was at the time...

Klaus's seventh album and is yet another great CD from the great man of spacey electronics. This is a classic 70's space work & is a pretty necessary title in any collection. Written as a soundtrack for a porn film, this is 4 long tracks that ooze those classic Berlin space sounds and feature Harald Grosskopf on drums, which is always a good thing on any Klaus album. Highly recommended. This adds an extra track (22:26) not found on the original version, making it a full 75' album!

About 8-9 years ago, the German SPV label started a series called Revisited, where they reissued some exceedingly great German albums of the 70s. Part of that series was the entire Klaus Schulze catalog, all expanded and remastered from the original...

Available again for the 1st time in years!

Klaus' classic second album, originally released in 1973, this includes a 50' bonus track (!!) recorded in Bruxelles in 1977.

“Cyborg is a seminal work in abstract experimental electronic music. The psycho acoustic and hypnotic effects on the listener are incredible. This double album features almost similar electronic equipments used in “Irrlicht” (acoustic strings manipulations, molecular machines, primitive keyboards). This deep meditative

This is a 1994 live performance, which includes a 20'bonus track. [SPV]

Dig It was Klaus' first all-digital album, originally released in 1980, hence the clever/goofy title.
A lot of people were pretty upset to see the analog synths go, and I I don't blame them; I was sorry to see them go too. But if you actually listen to this album, it is completely and utterly within the realm and style of his very best work.
While this has always been a good work by Klaus, this is a very special reissue, as it includes a new interview with Klaus specifically about this album...

"Originally released in 1997, Dosburg Online is an exhilarating display of electronic music performed in the live setting where Schulze thrives. Recorded live in Duisburg, Germany, Dosburg Online is highlighted by the tracks ‘Requiemfür’s Revier” and...

Klaus' 19th album, remastered from the original tapes and including a 24' bonus track (Constellation Andromeda). This came out in 1986, which is definitely past his prime-era, but having said that, I remember hearing this not long after it was released...

Klaus' 11th album and one of the very last of the classic period (released in 1979) analog albums by synthesist Klaus Schulze. This one is very richly orchestrated with some wonderful cello work by Wolfgang Tiebold; you might not expect cello to work so well with the electronics, but it most certainly does.
The wild card on Dune is the participation of vocalist Arthur Brown (of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown fame), which is something that folks either love or hate (I'm actually pretty fond of it)....

"Originally recorded and released in 1983 during the Audentity tour, these legendary concert excerpts, performed with Rainer Bloss on keyboards, comprise perhaps some of the most dramatic and powerful electronic works on record. Digitally recorded in a...

Over 25' of bonus material added!
"Album #18 in Klaus Schulze's prolific catalog, Inter*Face was described by many as a mixture between Irrlicht and Dune, both of which are devoid of any sound effects. The album garnered worldwide praise reaching as far as the US, with Synthetic Pleasure raving, 'This is electronic music in its finest form! Sweeping patterns that are alive with a power and pulsating beat that only Klaus Schulze can control. Here is the old Schulze that gave us Body Love, Moondawn and...

"Irrlicht is the solo debut album from Klaus Schulze (originally released in 1972) and is an absolute masterpiece in cosmic, space music. Schulze omitted the use of synthetics for this recording, relying on organ with various electronic effects to produce an absolutely mesmerizing and minimalist body of sounds that transform the listener into a total abstracted world full of mysteries within its almost never-ending spiral. With no electronic pulse and rhythms, just a gloomy and distorted atmosphere this...

"Klaus Schulze s newest release, Kontinuum (2007), includes thacks certain to please the wide spectyrum of Schulze fans. The first track, Sequenzer (from 70 to 7), with the typical Schulze sequencer sound, will carry the listener back into the seventies..

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

"In 1992-93 Klaus Schulze recorded about ten hours of music, not intended for record release. This music was issued in a box set and quickly sold out, so smaller collections have been reissued.

DISC 1: The four parts of "Film Musik" contain...

"Part 12 of the required series of rare tracks of the German electronics pioneer!

DISC 1: “Picasso...” is Klaus' longest composition so far. Originally it were various 1992-'93 recordings for a film soundtrack, but the film producer could not...

"Most wanted rarities of the electro-pioneer Klaus Schulze! - 3 CDs remastered in high quality digipack incl. unreleased liner notes and pictures - 13th out of 15 issues of the worldwide collector's item "La Vie Electronique" series."...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

Klaus Schulze-La Vie Electronique 15: 3 x CDs $22.00 "With Vol. 15 the worldwide collector's series 'La Vie Electronique' comes to an end for the moment."

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were.

"The time has finally come. With "La Vie Electronique Vol. 16" we have reached the final volume of our grand series. LVE 16 will be released in a digistack with 5 firmly filled CDs and a total of 385 minutes of Klaus Schulze. "Vol. 16" is not a...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

What was already an incredible deal is now even better. At least for the 1st seven of you who click through on this, as this is $6.00 off the usual price!

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

Well, so much for thinking that post-70s Klaus isn't very good Klaus. This live album, recorded in 2001 definitely disproves that!

"After performances by Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, the organizers of the KlangArt Festival invited Klaus Schulze to play in Osnabrück in 2001. The concert from the 9th of June 2001 is also the last time Schulze played in Germany, and was originally released on two separated CD's in 2001."

"It's probably one of the best and coherent live albums that KS ever..

This live album, originally released in 1980 was always one of his harder-to-find releases and it was also the end of the line of his amazing run of analog synthesizer classics. The next one after this was Dig It, his first digital album, which is quite a good work, but also the beginning of the next phase of his sound.

"Klaus Schulze's twelfth solo album was originally released in 1980 and received brilliant reviews such as the following 'There is almost no-one who can hold a candle to him as a...

Mirage was Klaus' 8th album and was recorded in January, 1977 and originally released in April, 1977 on Brain. This is somewhere in the middle of the absolute peak years for Klaus and his now huge bank of equipment. So, it's the top of the top.
This beautiful gatefold digipack has a good, lengthy interview with Klaus about this album specifically and includes a very rare 20' bonus track, which has only been heard as a very short excerpt on a long-deleted sampler album! Essential to any collection...

One of Klaus's very finest albums ever (and that's really saying something), Moondawn was his the sixth album and was originally released in 1976 on Brain. Klaus plays 'the big Moog', Arp 2600, ARP Odyssey, EMS Synthi A, Farfisa organ and more, with great, sensitive drum accompaniment by Harold Grosskopf. Side long tracks of classic, trance-like mantras, A stone, stoned classic. Highly recommended.

Lord knows what number album this is from Klaus,, but it is his first new album in a number of years. A couple of the the tracks are live in the studio and the others are live in front of an audience (although they are so well recorded, you would never...

This two-CD set contains the complete recording of a performance by Klaus Schulze at Brussels University on April 16, 1977, as well as a track exclusive to this CD edition of the release, "There Shall Be Sung Another Golden Age," recorded in concert...

Since the late seventies Klaus Schulze uses the alter ego Richard Wahnfried. This pseudonym shows his love for the music of classical composer Richard Wagner and also serves as an outlet for Klaus Schulze to work informally and beyond stylistic borders...

After a simply amazing run during the 70s, Klaus' output has had more of an up and down flow, but in the last decade he's had an uptick in his output in terms of quality, releasing a few quite good albums, as well as reaching a whole new audience with his touring and releases with Lisa Gerrard (of Dead Can Dance).
This is, as I write this in 2016, still his most recent release and a very good one. The only question I would ask would be : 'What is a communicative hermit?' (see below)...

Hot damn! Not only is this one of Klaus' very best albums (his fifth, from 1975), it's here with an extra disc of unreleased material from the same sessions as the original album!! This was also the record that introduced him to a lot of people when it gained released on Caroline/Virgin. It's a great, flowing, spacey classic with a beautiful cover. Recommended!

"Originally released in 1975, Timewind is one of the most revered and mesmerizing recordings in the extensive Klaus Schulze catalogue...

About 8-9 years ago, the German SPV label started a series called Revisited, where they reissued some exceedingly great German albums of the 70s. Part of that series was the entire Klaus Schulze catalog, all expanded and remastered from the original...

Klaus' 84th album (!!), originally available only as part of the Contemporary Works box set, which is now out of print. [SPV]

Klaus' 10th album, remastered from the original tapes and including a largely expanded version of Georg Trakl (over 26' instead of 6') as well as a 21' bonus track). In other words, this is 160 minutes of prime, prime Klaus from 1978, which can be considered the culmination of his prime period works.
Klaus Schulze (Big Moog, PPG Synthesizer & Sequencer, Minimoogs, ARP Odyssey, Korg Poly Synthi, Polymoog, EMS Synthi A, Mellotron, Tom Toms on “Friedemann Bach”, Tom Toms and a cymbal on “Heinrich von...

"While other musicians mostly vary their repertoire with nuances, every Klaus Schulze performance is hard to predict. His former bandmate Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) once needed a nice image when describing his way of improvising on stage with...

"On the 18th July 2008 Klaus Schulze played at the 'Night Of The Prog III' festival an extraordinary concert on the Open Air Stage 'Loreley' in St. Goarshausen, Germany. With the Australian singer Lisa Gerrard, Klaus had a very special guest with him...

Originally a double CD released in 1985 and Klaus' 41st album (!), this includes his old pal from Ash Ra Tempel, Manuel Gottsching on guitar on the 45' long track "Return Of The Tempel". YOWZAH!

This new edition of the set includes a bonus live 3rd disc that is almost 55' minutes long and features evenmore Manuel! The pairing of Manuel and Klaus demands your attention, even though you already own too many Klaus Schulze CDs!...

"When "In Blue" was released, many fans thought that this...

Here's a brief recap of Namlook, for those not aware of his work (he was very active in the 90s and into the early 00s.

"If most artists in contemporary electronica are like islands unto themselves, turning out tracks in relative anonymity, Pete "Namlook" Kuhlmann was a whole continent. A dizzyingly prolific composer who steadily built up an entire industry around his Frankfurt-based Fax label, Namlook's name was inextricably linked with the post-rave resurgence of ambient music number among the...

The second in a series of three collecting everything that can be collected by this duo. Here's a brief recap of Namlook, for those not aware of his work (he was very active in the 90s and into the early 00s).

"If most artists in contemporary electronica are like islands unto themselves, turning out tracks in relative anonymity, Pete "Namlook" Kuhlmann was a whole continent. A dizzyingly prolific composer who steadily built up an entire industry around his Frankfurt-based Fax label, Namlook's...

"Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought after series "The Dark Side Of The Moog" by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The third box contains Vol. 9 to Vol. 11 and two bonus CDs. The relationship between Klaus and Pete and the exchange of ideas was unorthodox from the beginning of their co-operation, in that they rarely met personally...

"Klaus Schulze's U.S.O.Privée originally was released 2000 as part of the strictly limited and long exhausted (wooden) boxset Contemporary Works U.S.O. are Razoof Lear aka Uwe Lehr, Klaus Schulze and Olli Finken aka O'Finken: not a permanent group, but a loose studio session turn, comprising of two members of the Cologne DJ/musician-collective 'Solar Moon System' (SMS) and Klaus Schulze. A circle of friends, allowing a look through the keyhole for the listener - to a spontaneous and inspirational...

Well, who would have every thought that an album with a stupid name like this would be any good? I certainly would not have, but happily my curiousity got the better of me and I played it, and this is a surprisingly very fine, very modern, techno...

Kind of amazing to see this released, as this is something that Cuneiform pursued the idea of coming out a decade ago or more and we were told "no" in no uncertain terms by KDM! Sour grapes aside, this is a very good session of these two excellent.....