Klaus Schulze ‎– Blackdance

Brain ‎– brain 1051, Brain ‎– 1051, Metronome ‎– 1051
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A1 Ways Of Changes 17:50
A2 Some Velvet Phasing 8:30
B Voices Of Syn 22:30

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First pressing with 'Metronome' wording across the green labels.
Released in a gatefold cover.

Recorded at Delta Acoustic Studio, Berlin

All music was played on Farfisa-Equipment

p. 1974
A Product of Metronome Records GmbH

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side A): st-1051-A B2 2 0664.500 S1²
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etching side B): st-1051-B 0664.500 S2 PF C1
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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September 5, 2017
edited 4 months ago
From what Ive read most people write this off as boring, monotone and downright dark. While I think its progressively better that his first two drone like and experimental albums it was still relatively a new release in this soon to be pioneer of Germanic electronic space musicians catalog.
What the "open" ended ear received is three long hypnotic compositions ranging from slightly psychedelic i.e. Ways of Change with its conga and 12 string acoustic arpeggios combined with phased organ and analog synthesizer accompaniment. By the last track Voice of Syn you are shellacked with a male vocalist singing in what I imagine is German against heavily phased sweeping Farfisa organ and synthesized percussion.
The music IS minimalist and intentionally isnt based around three chord American blues rock music nor is it classical tho one can hear some Bach-esque organ like meanderings. Schulze was expressing the freedom not to conform to a particular style or the pressure to hook you the listener in with a hook and bait melody. Instead he chooses to use his primitive electronic instruments to create tone paintings with long broad strokes and darker hues like a long winter in the hinterlands. As a genuine artist he follows his own path and for that you cannot fault him.
BD was never a release I felt a strong point in his catalog especially having been introduced to his music via Timewind however I enjoy its genuine departure from making music to conform to any popular trend, style or sound.That in my book is why I enjoy all his earlier music!


April 27, 2016
I like this album... over the years I've grown to like it & appreciate it more & more... some fans like it others aren't to keen on it... but I feel it's a good album that gets downplayed a bit unfairly....


October 27, 2015
There is some scary-ass voodoo on this LP. Like bone-chilling and hair-raising, like the eurohorrorshow scores of imaginary yesteryear, like haunted cathedral hymns for eyeliner satanists. Dark electrogoth, ya dig? That's what I'm talkin about.


January 30, 2015
Fairly boring piece imho where it sounds like he is only hitting the black note keys on his keyboard and here and there manages to play out of tune even. As another reviewer put it the poor relation to Timewind.