Klaus Schulze is one of the seminal artists of electronic music.
He was an early member of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, but quickly established himself as a solo electronic artists. In the 70’s, Schulze helped define the ‘Berlin School’ of electronic music – a new style of music that was performed almost completely on synthesizers.
Over the last 5 decades, Schulze has been prolific, releasing more than 60 albums. He’s also released 50+ CDs of material from his vaults that didn’t make it onto his ‘official’ albums.
As a result, his massive discography is daunting.
Here are five essential Klaus Schulze albums, covering both his classic and more recent work. This is not intended to be a ‘best of’ list – but, instead, a selection of albums that provide an introduction to the full range and scope of Klaus Schulze’s work. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This live synth jam, via MrSharps02, offers his take on ‘Upbeat Berlin School’. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via meecek, is a Berlin School style exploration of the capabilities of the Yamaha RS7000 Music Production System. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via millolab, captures a live performance of the one who is waiting, a Berlin School influenced synth improvisation. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Daniel Davis‘s Afraid to Dream of Tangerines isn’t afraid to venture deep into Berlin School territory, exploring hypnotic sequences, mellow pads and spatial effects. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Bruno Ender Lee, captures a live studio performance of Saturn – a space music/Berlin School synth jam.
Lee’s composition starts of exploring drones and lush pads, then travels into Berlin School sequenced territory. Continue reading
Music Video for TJ Porter’s cover of Sun and Moon, a Berlin School track by Michael Hoenig. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live synth jam by synthesist Daniel Davis. Continue reading