2007 is a milestone year for German electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze. He celebrated his 60th birthday on August 4th and has also released an excellent solo album entitled "Kontinuum". "Kontinuum" is 76 minutes of continuous music consisting of three long tracks that form one long piece of music. Musically, the album is journey into Klaus Schulze's past, present and future as a musician. Fans of his classic 70's style will definitely feel at home listening to this disc. There are also elements that will appeal to fans today's techno and trance music as well.
Klaus Schulze is a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, two seminal bands in the evolution of synthesizer-based electronic music. While other musicians mostly vary their repertoire with nuances, every Klaus Schulze performance is hard to predict. His former bandmate Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) once needed a nice image when describing his way of improvising on stage with electronic instruments, "This is like a parachute jump where one cannot be sure if the parachute will even open." This was particularly true during the time of the unpredictable, analog synthesizers- but Klaus kept this same work method throughout the years without making any changes…
La Vie Electronique is a series of 3-disc CD releases by Klaus Schulze, reissuing material from his limited edition 50-disc CD box set The Ultimate Edition (2000), which itself collected the previously released limited edition multi-disc box sets Silver Edition (1993, 10 discs), Historic Edition (1995, 10 discs), and Jubilee Edition (1997, 25 discs), along with an additional 5 discs. The series began in 2009 with a plan to release all the music from The Ultimate Edition in chronological order. Four volumes were released in 2009, and four more were released in 2010. In May 2011 the ninth volume was released, with the tenth volume following in June 2011. Five more volumes, for a total of fifteen, are tentatively scheduled, with a possible addition of several more after that, with the eleventh volume scheduled for May 2012.
Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies. The Schulze-Schickert Session in Hambühren on 26 September 1975 with the Godfather of electronic keyboard music Klaus Schulze and the echo guitar pioneer Günter Schickert
Before fading away into obscurity, Klaus Schulze had a few more great albums in him. Dig It is the first of those and a must-have for fans, especially in the re-issued 2005 version…
A promotion CD single for Alesis at the Frankfurt music fair, March 2003. Limited Edition of 300 copies. Most of them were given away for free to visitors of the Alesis booth at the fair, while KS was signing the CD. A slightly extended remix has been re-released as a bonus track on "Dreams".
A promotion CD single for Alesis at the Frankfurt music fair, April 2004. Limited Edition of 300 copies. Most of them were given away for free to visitors of the Alesis booth at the fair, while Klaus Schulze was signing the CD.