New Album Celebrates The 75th Birthday Of The Late Klaus Schulze

Aural Films has released a new album, celebrating the 75th birthday of the late Klaus Schulze, Requiem.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

“What could be more natural now than to honor not only Klaus’ birthday, but his whole life – that was the starting signal for REQUIEM. And once again, artists from all over the world came together in no time at all, ready to reignite the flickering flame of electronic music and shout one last musical “hello” to Klaus.

Electronic sound experiments, expansive ambient atmospheres and meandering sequencer orgies alternate with contemporary chill-out rhythms and modern electronica excursions – there is no aspect of Klaus Schulze’s music which is not paid tribute to, be it for 3:00 or even 30 minutes. It’s alive, the Berlin School, even if its founding father has retired. And they have done their homework, the (partly not so) young rascals. Klaus’ spirit lives on – in his music, in our memories and in the music of those he inspired.”

For fans of Klaus Schulze, the album offers both a collection of music inspired by Schulze, and an introduction to a wide range of artists from around the world that have been inspired by his music.

You can preview Requiem via the embed below. It’s available to purchase for $5 on Bandcamp. All proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency, which is working to support the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine that has displaced millions of people.

12 thoughts on “New Album Celebrates The 75th Birthday Of The Late Klaus Schulze

    1. I’m always surprised when people treat someone’s death as an opportunity to promote themselves.

      Not sure what Claudia Kalensky has to do with this post, this tribute album or Klaus Schulze.

      1. Is it maybe because this album and article are about a collection of tributes to Klaus and my post is about another ‘tribute’ to Klaus?

        1. Your comment is probably well-intentioned, but Kalensky’s page isn’t a tribute, it just says that ‘experts will notice the influence of Klaus Schulze’ on their music.

          Since you brought it up anyway, though, is there music on that page that you think is especially relevant to Schulze fans? I tried to check them out, but the files were .wma files, an old proprietary Microsoft Windows format.

  1. As I have always felt….visionary, talented, technology savvy, …..

    Klaus is spiritually alive and well in the hearts of his family, friends…

    Thank you Klaus….

  2. My tribute shall be a track for my ‘Smokers Don’t Need Pensions’ album for Klaus.
    According to NHS: ‘Smoking is an independent risk factor for renal failure; smokers are four times more likely to develop renal failure compared to non-smokers.’

  3. I downloaded the album and it’s well worth the $5 – there are close to 70 tracks and many of them are long – and it supports a good cause.

    The music varies from excellent to just OK, but you can hear how the various artists were inspired by Schulze, and I discovered a few new artists that I like!

    1. lol
      Me thinks Chiara gives a good as Chiara gets.
      “Your comment is probably well-intentioned” Aww that’s just so sweet.

  4. What does ‘tribute’ mean to Chiara?

    Cambridge dictionary says :
    tribute noun : something that you say, write, or give that shows your respect and admiration for someone…

    Let us travel back in time 10 years:
    https://www.synthtopia.com/content/2012/12/15/kx-polymod-ks-dream-run-to-the-wall-of-the-past/

    https://www.lifewire.com/wma-file-2622397
    VLC media player will play those bothersome .wma files.

    And on KX777free website, top right is VIDEOS, which takes you to their Youtube channel full of music.

    One wonders just how hard you tried to listen to the music.

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