Released: 2016 By Mig
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Stephen Plescia / USA
This CD is Klaus Schulze’s second CD of The Space Music Collection”
Kasper Hovgaard / Denmark
This is Schulze‘s heaviest work. The dark organ droning from ‘Irrlicht’ (1972) is modified into a more depressing mood, almost a ‘post-life’ atmosphere.Though not as aggressively played as ‘Irrlicht’, ‘Cyborg’ still makes a darker impression. If ‘Irrlicht’ can be described as ‘a thunderstorm’, ‘Cyborg’ must be a ‘silent death experience’.Originally, these compositions were (in part, at least) intended as an experiment on psychiatric patients.Of course, you can’t help guessing about Schulze‘s own psychic well-being at the time when this merciless piece of music was recorded in 1973, when you read the gatefold notes (Cyborg – eine teils elektronische
Mark Stevenson / Scotland
I used to have a poor quality, battered old cassette tape copy of this typically ambitious/epic/pretentious work from KS. Hmmm… could never seem to get into it”. In the light of buying some reissues like MIRAGE and X
Peter van den Bossche
De bonustrack van 50′ noemt hij But beautiful en is n van de mooiste stukken muziek die Schulze ooit gemaakt heeft. Het betreft namelijk het enige concertgedeelte van Klaus in de St.-Michielskathedraal te Brussel op 17 oktober 1977 dat nog niet op cd verschenen was. Naar mijn persoonlijke smaak ook het meest fraaie deel van het concert. De echte en oudere Schulze liefhebbers zullen hiermee zeker gediend zijn!
2007. Peter van den Bossche
Klaus Schulze‘s 1973 sophomore effort, the double-album Cyborg, finds the electronic music pioneer at his most deliberate, introspective and lengthy. Cyborg is a continuation of the style that Schulze began with his debut album, Irrlicht, but the music is even more experimental and ambient. The four long, slow, repetitive tracks are constructed mostly from organs and processed orchestral passages (not a Mellotron, as one might initially suspect), although the synthesizer does make its first appearance on a Klaus Schulze record here in the form of the VCS-3. The liner notes indicate that Schulze called it his twitter synth
Andy / Wales
This is one of my all time favourite albums, four great slabs of experimental dark ambient from the same sort of place as his previous album Irrlicht. Klaus uses an orchestra of cellos, double basses, violins and flutes to great effect, passing them through all sorts of reverb and distortion. Klaus himself plays organ, synthesizer, percussion and chants.
The four pieces of music are very atmospheric in different ways:Synphara is slow and sonorous, the double basses etc playing in contrast to the whoops and twitters of the electronics.Conphara is a track focused around a bass note that seems to throb with an electronic rhythm pulsing over it. Klaus first adds a single note that drifts from harmony to harmony before other notes fade in and out. The orchestra then joins in to carry the track towards the end, just fading out for a short period when the pulse and drifting notes return before returning for the culmination of the track.Chromengel is built around the organ and bass note with synthesizer pulses and effects.Neuronengesang focuses on synthesizer effects, white noise etc and draws musical notes/drones into the mix after a little time.
A great album from a time when very few people were doing anything like it 1973!.
2004. Andy / Wales
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