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 Klaus Schulze - Irrlicht album art Klaus Schulze Irrlicht (Album) Ohr OMM 556.022 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
KM 2/58.005 Klaus Schulze - Cyborg album art Klaus Schulze Cyborg (Album) Kosmische Musik KM 2/58.005 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
L 35295 Klaus Schulze - Blackdance album art Klaus Schulze Blackdance (Album) Brain, Brain, Metronome L 35295 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
840.088/089, OHR 840.088/089 Klaus Schulze - Starring In Tarot album art 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
840.060 Klaus Schulze - The Cosmic Jokers album art 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
CA 2006, CA2006 Klaus Schulze - Timewind album art Klaus Schulze Timewind (Album) Brain, Brain CA 2006, CA2006 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BRAIN 1067, brain 1067 Klaus Schulze - Picture Music album art Klaus Schulze Picture Music (Album) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1067, brain 1067 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Pld. SQ 6061 Klaus Schulze - Lord Krishna Von Goloka album art 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, Quad) PDU Pld. SQ 6061 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
Pld.SQ 6041, Pld. SQ 6041 Klaus Schulze - Join Inn album art 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
ISL J5A 10, J5A 10 Klaus Schulze - Go!... Live From Paris album art 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
Pld.SQ 6042, TLD SQ 6042 Klaus Schulze - Galactic Supermarket album art 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
BRAIN 1088, 1088 Klaus Schulze - Moondawn album art Klaus Schulze Moondawn (Album) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1088, 1088 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 19510 Klaus Schulze - Body Love Vol.2 album art Klaus Schulze Body Love Vol.2 (Album) Brain ILPS 19510 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
0060.047, 60.047 Klaus Schulze - Body Love (Originalmusik) album art Klaus Schulze Body Love (Originalmusik) (Album) Metronome 0060.047, 60.047 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
ILPS 9461 Klaus Schulze - Mirage album art Klaus Schulze Mirage (Album) Brain ILPS 9461 UK 1977 Sell This Version
0080.023-2, 0080.023 Klaus Schulze - "X" album art Klaus Schulze "X" (Album) Brain, Brain 0080.023-2, 0080.023 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
0060.225 Klaus Schulze - Dune album art Klaus Schulze Dune (Album) Brain 0060.225 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
0680.048 Klaus Schulze - ...Live... album art Klaus Schulze ...Live... (Album) Brain, Brain 0680.048 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
none Klaus Schulze - Dig It album art Klaus Schulze Dig It (Album) Brain none Germany 1980 Sell This Version
KS 81 014 Klaus Schulze - Trancefer album art Klaus Schulze Trancefer (Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 81 014 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
CK 488, CK 489 Klaus Schulze - Dziękuję Poland (Live '83) album art Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss Klaus Schulze & Rainer Bloss - Dziękuję Poland (Live '83) (Album) Innovative Communication CK 488, CK 489 Poland 1983 Sell This Version
KS 80025-26 Klaus Schulze - Audentity album art Klaus Schulze Audentity (Album) Innovative Communication, Innovative Communication KS 80025-26 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
0421-347466 Klaus Schulze - Der Deutsche E-Musiker album art Klaus Schulze Der Deutsche E-Musiker(LP, Ltd) Verlag Innovation Design 0421-347466 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
ID 20.003 Klaus Schulze - Angst album art Klaus Schulze Angst (Album) Inteam GmbH ID 20.003 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
FOR 023 Klaus Schulze - Transfer Station Blue album art 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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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...
JorgAusfelt

JorgAusfelt

April 28, 2022
edited 22 days 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."
giullare

giullare

April 27, 2022
edited 23 days ago
rest in peace master of electronics R.I.P. great Klaus
R.I.P. 1947-2022
https://youtu.be/lkm7a_1gTzU
psikopath

psikopath

April 27, 2022
And another chapter of electronic music has been closed. Devastated and very sad about Klaus passing.
Your music will live on forever.
R.I.P
fuchurs

fuchurs

January 5, 2022
I collected some of his records on flea markets about 30 years ago. It's been a good soundtrack for privat psychedelic experiences. But the records remained mainly untouched for a decade until.. I came across Pete Namlook, became an obsessive listener of the FAX label and of course had to come back to Klaus Schulze and the dark side of the Moog. Now I'm here again, doing some psychedelic experiences, listening and collecting Schulze records from flea markets.
Altresian

Altresian

January 5, 2022
Klaus Schulze' influence on modern music is quite profound. To say he is overrated kind of negates the fact virtually no one knows his name, yet certain genres of popular music are fully inhabited by the spaces he created.

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