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Klaus Schulze — Kontinuum
(SPV 49392 CD, 2007, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-01-01

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With great anticipation I waited for the release of Klaus Schulze’s 45th solo album Kontinuum and I was not disappointed. Klaus has been reissuing lots of music lately, but it is two years since his last new solo album, Moonlake. By definition, a continuum is a continuous whole in which no part or portion is distinguishable from its adjacent parts. This definition works on several levels with Kontinuum: each of the three tracks is an individual continuum and when taken as a whole, the disc is a continuum of music spanning Klaus’ 40-year career. The opening track “Sequenzer (from 70 to 07)” is a 25 minute minimal floating, ambient piece reminiscent of his work from the analog Body Love/Moondawn/Mirage days. The second track “Euro Caravan” is Klaus’ signature driving rhythms overlain by a quiet amalgam of analog and digital stylings. The disc closes with the 32 minute “Thor,” that opens to rolling thunder and continues the quiet ambiance of “Euro Caravan.” It is a tribute to Klaus Schulze’s talent as both a composer and musician that he is able to revisit his youth without sounding derivative. So many of his musical peers have mellowed with age, but Klaus continues to sound fresh and innovative. Kontinuum is wonderful relaxing music. I never would have thought that with a 76 minute disc this could happen, but when the disc is over, you simply want to hear more. Definitely one of this year’s best!


Filed under: New releases, Issue 35, 2007 releases

Related artist(s): Klaus Schulze

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