Five Essential Klaus Schulze Albums

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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

Bertrand Loreau – Nostalgic Steps

bertrand-loreau-nostalgic-stepsBertrand Loreau’s Nostalgic Steps is a new album of electronic music that is inspired by the classic electronic sounds of the 70’s.

This 70’s space music retronica pays tribute to its inspiration – artists like Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre & Michael Hoenig. Indeed, with titles like Semblance of a Mysterious DreamMind Floating, some Berlin School fans may find themselves trying to make explicit connections with the music of Loreau’s predecessors. Continue reading