zulupapa

Klaus Schulze zulupapa

February 10, 2019
I agree that Schulze is highly overrated. He is a percussionist and I acknowledge his influence in that regard with his electronic implementations of it. But musically, his notes are the same repetitive generic 'spooky' progressions throughout his work. I do happen to like Moondawn and Kontinuum in spite of this, and I think that Moondawn probably had an influence on Kraftwerk in terms of certain electronic sounds and rhythms, but in terms of chordal arrangements, Schulze is not even in the conversation in the German scene. He does not actually compose music in the sense that Edgar Froese, Florian Fricke and Manuel Göttsching do/did. And it is very refreshing to find someone with whom I agree on this. When you strip away the electronica and the percussion/rhythm and are left with merely the musical notes, Schulze comes up seriously wanting at best. Incidentally, one of the most ridiculous rankings I have ever seen is FACT Magazine placing Moondawn at #2 and Tangerine Dream's Phaedra at #49, not to mention all the other marvelous albums that show up in their ranking. Overrated indeed!!
Chalkers

Klaus Schulze Chalkers

April 6, 2019
I can honestly understand why people dislike his music; it's hardly melodic and many of his long-form songs considerably outstay their welcome. I've heard the term "mood music" being used to describe stuff like this which is a rather dismissive term but I'll not deny this music gives me the 'feels'. I honestly consider Timewind to be a masterpiece; it's rhythmic moments gives it texture and the subtle changes unfold slowly so that you can get lost in the sounds without getting bored. If you dislike Timewind, Moondawn, X or Mirage Klaus Schulze probably isn't for you as they are (in my opinion) the best of those that I have listened to.
zulupapa

Klaus Schulze zulupapa

February 10, 2019
also I meant this comment to be a reply to 'e-control' (see below) but for some reason my comment did not show up as a reply
zulupapa

Klaus Schulze zulupapa

February 10, 2019
opps forgot to mention that the FACT Magazine list to which I referred was their 100 best Albums of the 1970s.
Sergelenkov

Klaus Schulze as reviewed by Sergelenkov

June 20, 2018
edited 11 months ago
Klaus Schulze is genius and wizard of electronic music. To explore his works is an interesting quest. As he used to say in the first 10 minutes of his composotions he creates his listener and only after that the interesting things are starting. So you have to be thoughtful listener and his music will work for you. Sometimes it works from the second or from the third, fourth listening. If it doesn't - simply try other album. Klaus Schulze recorded a lot of them. "Mirage", "Timewind", "Body Love", "Dune" (with Arthur Brown), "X", "Dig It", "Kontinuum" - long imaginary landscapes of thoughts and rhythms. "Freindship", "In Blue" are collaborations with Manuel Göttsching (Ashra). And by the way don't forget to listen to the albums by Ash Ra Tempel. And it's different music. "Farscape", "Rheingold", "Big in Europe" are albums with completely improvised singing by Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance) - and it's other kind of music. Light relaxing comfortable chill-out music of "Cocooning" and "Privée" (Contemporary Works). And it's not all turns on his artistic way. Even not the half of all turns. You should be prepared for disilussions (what's to like here?) and for the openings (wow!). His works wouldn't remind you of the style of other wizards of classical electronic music from the 70's 80's - Jarre, Vangelis, Michel Huygen (Neuronium), Zanov. It's different approach. He is a kind of Columbus who tried to open way to India and China but instead of it he find the way to different interesting and strange places. And you will follow him in his expeditions. Start to listen with "Crystal Lake" from "Mirage" - this music is keeping the secret of life and death.
e-control

Klaus Schulze e-control

May 4, 2018
completely agree with "ttooyyss". Klaus Schulze = most overrated artist musicwise.
the same, uninspired chords, melodies all over.
daftcombo

Klaus Schulze daftcombo

May 13, 2018
This is especially funny as Stoffeler10 wrote 2 months ago: "Please do respect other peoples opnion, will you?" in a comment on a BoC release. As for "having a clue" or not, a quick comparison between the "review history" of e-control and the one of Mr. Stoffeler will give us a lot (of clues).
Basically, if you comment on famous artists, you got many clues, if not, you don't!
e-control

Klaus Schulze e-control

May 13, 2018
well, you think you can do a quick overview through my history, and then make a quick claim i would have no clue what i'm talking about?
what about tolerating others opinions, instead of insulting others comments as "unnecessary" and "unqualified", just because they don't reflect yours?
i'm listening to krautrock, ambient .. for more than 30 years, i f*ckin' know what i'm talking about, just the question if die hard fans like you can live with that,
or can simply accept or ignore :-)
Stoffeler10

Klaus Schulze Stoffeler10

May 9, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
its somehow stupid to make a negative comment like this on music, that is basically not ones music.
Stoffeler10

Klaus Schulze Stoffeler10

May 9, 2018
I normally don't do this, but sorry this comment needs a reply. From what I see in your history , your comments etc. , its obvious that you have no clue what you are talking about. Please do us a favor, keep your unnecessary and unqualified comments to yourself.
Herr_Lenz

Klaus Schulze Herr_Lenz

January 6, 2018
The pressing quality and the sound of the 2017 releases are good, but the reproduction of the cover artwork are bad and in the case of "irrlicht" it´s just the cover of the 2nd release from the 70´s and not the artwork from the 1st press. The pictures are blurred and pixelated. The good thing are the download card. But i think, it´s a lost chance to re-release a lot of magnificent albums from the legenday Klaus Schulze.
bloop

Klaus Schulze bloop

February 3, 2018
sadly, the downloads only contain the original CD versions, not the newly remastered versions.
hawklord90

Klaus Schulze hawklord90

November 30, 2017
I own hundreds of synth cds and I to little Willie John find a lot of it cheesy .I listen to all sorts of music, bowie to zappa , singer song writers and em .but I always return to schulze don't know what it is but know one does what he does better and yes he has produced some tosh but so have all the others , I think a lot of people don't get schulze because he doesn't play "tunes" but I think that's the main thing people who follow him love about him . For me the down side of him is watching him play live just seems to hold down a chord and just building up to a solo .but you can't have everything
littlewilliejohn

Klaus Schulze littlewilliejohn

March 17, 2016
mhiraldo, we are obviously dealing with questions of taste here. For example, I consider much of Vangelis' and Tomita's work to be quite cheesy, but Schulze' big detractor on this thread seems to think that these people are superior to Schulze in every way.

I dislike categorical pronouncements of any sort, and I think that Schulze's chief fault (aided and abetted by his manager Klaus Mueller) is his inability to edit himself. Consequently, there's a lot of Schulze material available which is extremely boring and predictable -- like (as several critics have observed) he has flipped the automatic pilot switch. But then again, I find his best work, early and recent, to be exquisitely beautiful. So for the less than serious Schulze listener, it can be a question of what he/she has been exposed to.
phantammeron

Klaus Schulze phantammeron

October 27, 2015
Thank you Klaus Schulze for your inspiring work. I am a huge fan here in the US and always discovering new and amazing things in your music. Being a Richard Wagner fan, I can feel the influence in your music in the epic qualities portrayed therein. I look forward to listening to more of your work, as it has inspired my own art and writing. Best of luck to you :)
TheBishopde

Klaus Schulze TheBishopde

June 16, 2015
Klaus Schulze is a phenomenon. Just listen to his debut IRRLICHT - without any Synthesizer he created everything known today as "ambient" or "drone". Long before Brian Eno even thought about such soundscapes. Schulze made his mark all along the Electronic Music timeline, call it Berlin School, Ambient, Trance or Chillout. Tell me anyone, who "invented" a "new" electronic style...I name you an even earlier Schulze album with that music already explored.
For those about to discuss KS and his magnificent music, join us on Facebook: Deutsches Klaus Schulze Forum (don't mind the "Deutsches", we are international though) ;-)