Klaus Schulze

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Klaus Schulze
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Klaus Schulze (4 August 1947, Berlin – 26 April 2022) was a German electronic music pioneer, composer and musician. Schulze initially made his mark as a drummer, first with the group Psy Free, later with Tangerine Dream (he played on their first album "Electronic Meditation" before he quit) and Ash Ra Tempel (with Manuel Göttsching). In 1971 Schulze started a solo career as an electronic musician and released a couple of heavily experimental albums, "Irrlicht" and "Cyborg". 1973's "Cyborg" was the first release where he used a "real" synthesizer, the legendary VCS 3 and later in the 1970s he would record albums such as "Moondawn", "Mirage" and "X" and embark on several tours, documented across a number of live albums.

In 1978 he set up the label Innovative Communication and the following year he also launched the pseudonym/project Richard Wahnfried. In the 1980s Schulze continued his hectic release schedule as well as recording several soundtracks and rebuilding his studio (he "went digital" in 1986). In summer 1983 Schulze sold Innovative Communication.

In the 1990s Schulze recorded several electronic interpretations of works by classical composers (most notably Wagner) and worked with opera singers and other classical music performers on his own albums. He also started collaborating with German ambient/techno artist Pete Namlook in the series "The Dark Side Of The Moog" on the latter's Fax label, and steered the Wahnfried project into a more modern techno- and trance-inspired direction.

An intensive reissue program of Schulze music began in 2005, with most releases including bonus tracks.

Schulze died on 26 April 2022 at the age of 74, following a long illness.
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OMM 556.022 Irrlicht — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Irrlicht (Album) Ohr OMM 556.022 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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KM 2/58.005 Cyborg — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Cyborg (Album) Kosmische Musik KM 2/58.005 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
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L 35295 Blackdance — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Blackdance (Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome L 35295 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
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840.088/089, OHR 840.088/089 Starring In Tarot — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze, Manuel Goettsching*, Jerry Berkers, Juergen Dollase*, Harald Grosskopf, Hartmut Enke, Walter Westrupp & Walter Wegmüller Klaus Schulze, Manuel Goettsching*, Jerry Berkers, Juergen Dollase*, Harald Grosskopf, Hartmut Enke, Walter Westrupp & Walter Wegmüller - Starring In Tarot (Album) Cosmic Music (2), Cosmic Music (2) 840.088/089, OHR 840.088/089 France 1975 Sell This Version
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840.060 The Cosmic Jokers — Klaus Schulze The Cosmic Jokers Featuring Klaus Schulze The Cosmic Jokers Featuring Klaus Schulze - The Cosmic Jokers (Album) Cosmic Music (2) 840.060 France 1975 Sell This Version
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CA 2006, CA2006 Timewind — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) Brain, Brain CA 2006, CA2006 UK 1975 Sell This Version
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BRAIN 1067, brain 1067 Picture Music — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1067, brain 1067 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
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Pld. SQ 6061 Lord Krishna Von Goloka — Klaus Schulze S.Golowin* - J.Berkers* - J.Dollase* - J.Mierke* - K.Schulze* - W.Westrupp* - B.Witthüser* S.Golowin* - J.Berkers* - J.Dollase* - J.Mierke* - K.Schulze* - W.Westrupp* - B.Witthüser* - Lord Krishna Von Goloka(LP, Album, Quad) PDU Pld. SQ 6061 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
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Pld.SQ 6041, Pld. SQ 6041 Join Inn — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel Klaus Schulze, Ash Ra Tempel - Join Inn (Album) PDU, PDU Pld.SQ 6041, Pld. SQ 6041 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
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ISL J5A 10, J5A 10 Go!... Live From Paris — Klaus Schulze Stomu Yamashta* / Steve Winwood / Klaus Schulze / Michael Shrieve / Al Di Meola Stomu Yamashta* / Steve Winwood / Klaus Schulze / Michael Shrieve / Al Di Meola - Go!... Live From Paris (Album) Island Records, Island Records ISL J5A 10, J5A 10 US 1976 Sell This Version
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Pld.SQ 6042, TLD SQ 6042 Galactic Supermarket — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze & Cosmic Jokers* Klaus Schulze & Cosmic Jokers* - Galactic Supermarket(LP, Album, Quad) PDU, PDU Pld.SQ 6042, TLD SQ 6042 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
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BRAIN 1088, 1088 Moondawn — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1088, 1088 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
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ILPS 19510 Body Love Vol.2 — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Body Love Vol.2 (Album) Brain ILPS 19510 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
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0060.047, 60.047 Body Love (Originalmusik) — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Body Love (Originalmusik) (Album) Metronome 0060.047, 60.047 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
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ILPS 9461 Mirage — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Mirage (Album) Brain ILPS 9461 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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0080.023-2, 0080.023 Klaus Schulze "X" (Album) Brain, Brain 0080.023-2, 0080.023 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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0060.225 Dune — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Dune (Album) Brain 0060.225 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
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0680.048 ...Live... — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze ...Live... (Album) Brain, Brain 0680.048 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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none Dig It — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Dig It (Album) Brain none Germany 1980 Sell This Version
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KS 81 014 Trancefer — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Trancefer (Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 81 014 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
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CK 488, CK 489 Dziękuję Poland (Live '83) — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss - Dziękuję Poland (Live '83) (Album) Innovative Communication CK 488, CK 489 Poland 1983 Sell This Version
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KS 80025-26 Audentity — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Audentity (Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 80025-26 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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0421-347466 Der Deutsche E-Musiker — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Der Deutsche E-Musiker(LP, Ltd) Verlag Innovation Design 0421-347466 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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ID 20.003 Angst — Klaus Schulze Klaus Schulze Angst (Album) Inteam GmbH ID 20.003 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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FOR 023 Transfer Station Blue — Klaus Schulze Michael Shrieve with Kevin Shrieve and Klaus Schulze Michael Shrieve with Kevin Shrieve and Klaus Schulze - Transfer Station Blue (Album) Fortuna Records FOR 023 US 1984 Sell This Version

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Expansive09

Expansive09

November 27, 2022
In the pantheon of accessible electronic music that include the greats such as Wendy Carlos, Jarre, Tomita, Mr. Schulze was a true pioneer carving a darker sound that was in and of itself unique and of immense value to those of us who enjoying listening to art. Genius of high creative caliber never to return again in our lifetimes.
fannydad

fannydad

August 14, 2022
Rest in peace Klaus Schulze, Mastergenius of Electronic Music. G.O.A.T.
889HOHM

889HOHM

July 7, 2022
The great master is gone. His musical sensitivity will stay with me forever. Klaus Schulze - genius.
REGE.SATANAS

REGE.SATANAS

June 11, 2022
Gone forever, never forgotten...have a great komick trip ...we will follow soon
formavelkerotokritos

formavelkerotokritos

May 13, 2022
Thank you for your music, for the endless journeys................... journeys beyond the mind. Have a good trip to the galaxy of your soul. Almost all of your discography is here so we can still breathe.
Alain_Barthelemy

Alain_Barthelemy

April 28, 2022
I am very sad to learn about klaus death! I have listen his music from the seventies and consider he was one of the greatest master of electronic music. I will enjoy his music for ever...
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JorgAusfelt

JorgAusfelt

April 28, 2022
edited 7 months ago
Ruhe in Frieden und vielen Dank für alles seit 1976!

Tschüß,
Jörg
Erik_Marzahn

Erik_Marzahn

April 28, 2022
Rest in peace master Klaus Schulze. Another legend gone... very sad day.
dariettosilva

dariettosilva

April 28, 2022
REST IN POWER ETERNAL GRANDMASTER KLAUS, THANKS FOR THE JOURNEY.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

April 27, 2022
Jerome Froese: "RIP Klaus Schulze
I am deeply saddened by the death of Klaus Schulze. I met him many times over the years and had some cool conversations with him. I have always appreciated his pleasantly relaxed manner. When he visited us in the studio in Berlin in the nineties, I often gave him a ride in my car to drop him off at a pub later on.
This photo was taken in 1969 by Monika "Monique" Froese during a joint trip and shows young Klaus Schulze with his first wife Sabine which unfortunately has also already passed away.
Have fun on the other side Klaus and please say hello to my father for me!"

Jean Michel Jarre: "So long, Klaus! One of the great figures of electronic music. We won't forget you."
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