Klaus Schulze, one of the most illustrious exponents of the kraut-electronic musical current, was born on the 4th of August 1947, right in Berlin, the heart of the entire action. He has also used the alias Richard Wahnfried. He was briefly a member of the electronic band Tangerine Dream as well as cofounding Ash Ra Tempel before a pioneering and prolific solo career of 40+ albums (totalling 110+ CDs) in 30+ years.
In 1969, Klaus Schulze was the drummer of one of the early incarnations of Tangerine Dream for their debut album Electronic Meditation. In 1970 he left this group to form Ash Ra Tempel with Manuel Göttsching. In 1971, he chose again to leave a newly-formed group after only one album, this time to mount a solo career…
CD 1 contains a complete previously unreleased album, recorded by Klaus around year 2006/2007. On CD 2 we find with the 3 tracks Schrittmacher, Ion/Andromeda and Andromeda-The Grand Trance titles written by Klaus for keyboard manufacturers and shared in very small amounts (300 pcs.) on music fairs. The theme Andromeda was released in a different, tight reduced version (Constellation Andromeda 23:52)) as bonus track on the album Dreams (MIG 01752 CD). Here you find it in its whole magnificence and hypnotic creed in full length (Ion/Andromeda and Andromeda-The Grand Trance (57:17)).
For the 500th anniversary of the Reformation a collection of all 35 hymns by Luther is being released on a double CD for the first time. The Lutheran hymns in choral settings and chorale cantatas from the 16th century to the present day (including works by Praetorius, Scheidt, Bach, Mendelssohn, Jennefelt, and Schwemmer) are performed by the Kammerchor Stuttgart under the direction of Frieder Bernius and the Athesinus Consort Berlin conducted by Klaus-Martin Bresgott. The choral settings are complemented by chorale arrangements for organ. Extensive liner notes with meditations on selected hymns by Margot Käßmann, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Markus Meckel, Judith Zander, Uwe Kolbe, and others complete the recordings.
New release of the rare and in many respects remarkable Klaus Schulze vs. Solar Moon System Album "Docking" (originally released in the year 2000 strictly limited and long exhausted wooden 10CD-Box "Contemporary Works", advanced with extensive unreleased unpublished material from the recording sessions of Klaus Schulze with Tom Dams' Solar Moon System. This 2CD Album became an "Ultimate Docking" definitely. It was a surprise when Klaus Schulze called out of the blue some late night in year Y2K Solar Moon System.
Certain minds would be willing in sacrifice their lives in striving towards the only crucially, worthy, good thing: The knowledge about the secrets and reasons of existence. Their coded activities extend through the centuries - from antiquity to modern times, and in this way pass on and preserve means, knowledge and realization. Only the point of view is variable, not truth itself.
Composed by Klaus Back & Tini Beier.
This collection contains tracks from Nomi's debut and the follow-up, Simple Man. As such, the material is an interesting blend of catchy synth-pop, like 'Just One Look' and 'Falling In Love Again' (sung partly in German) and serious choral pieces like 'Death and From Beyond'. 'Rubberband Lazer', an addictive pop song with weird country infusions and brilliant bursts of synth, and the theatrical' Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead 'with its sing-along chorus are my favorites here.