TIMEWIND was undoubtedly the one that really put him on the scene proper. When you look back, there was nothing (circa 1975) at all like it, with two very long cosmic dreamscapes almost an hour total in length! On this album Klaus has amassed a whole orchestra of keyboards, he had become a true technophile - but one with a heart and the ability to exude deep emotion, feeling and atmosphere. The influential TIMEWIND was certainly a major factor in defining the synth music of today, particular as influence on early Neuronium, Mark Shreeve, Michael Stearns, Steve Roach, and of course Kitaro! From my Klaus Schulze feature in Audion #21, published in May 1992
When anyone talks about the world of electronic music usually the first names that come up are "Tangerine Dream" "Kraftwerk" & of course "Klaus Schulze" not necessarily in that order : ) - anyway many fans of Klaus & there are many, have their own personal favorite albums that they like & admire by him & he has quite a few classic gems in his discography - yet this one in my opinion stands out above them all, the re-release of this album is definitely worth getting & if you can find it buy the Japanese import (mini - lp version) of this excellent cd it may be a bit expensive but well worth it... Just a fantastic album... enough said...
While "Bayreuth Return" conquers your mind with its pulsing, mesmerizing gamelan-like ostinatos that agitate and persist beneath the imperative soundings of some monstrous and inconsolable being, it is "Wahnfried 1883" that conquers your emotions.
Surfacing from the unimaginable abyss of some impossibly vast panorama, the plaintive, tragic and intensely eerie resonances of this monolithic aria all but obliterate one's emotional defenses, insisting--imploring--total surrender.