Klaus Schulze ‎– Blackdance

Brain ‎– brain 1051, Brain ‎– 1051, Metronome ‎– 1051
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Ways Of Changes 17:50
A2 Some Velvet Phasing 8:30
B Voices Of Syn 22:30

Companies, etc.



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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

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

Other Versions (5 of 48) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
REV 074 Klaus Schulze Blackdance(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Revisited Rec. REV 074 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Klaus Schulze Blackdance(5xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320) Brain none Germany 2017
833 129-2 Klaus Schulze Blackdance(CD, Album, RP) Brain 833 129-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
840 045, XBLY 840.045 Klaus Schulze Blackdance(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 840 045, XBLY 840.045 France 1975 Sell This Version
3222 726 Klaus Schulze Blackdance(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin 3222 726 France Unknown Sell This Version


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February 3, 2019
I felt it important to listen to this album because of 'some velvet phasing'.i love this effect and had previously thought that Jarre had done it first.apparently not.though to be fair JMJ used it to greater effect in my view.nonethless, Klaus did it first.


September 5, 2017
edited over 3 years 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....


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.