Personnel: Klaus Schulze (organ, keyboards, synthesizer).
Liner Note Authors: Albrecht Piltz; Klaus D. Mueller.
Recording information: Berlin (06/1975); Hambühren (06/1975); Berlin (2000); Hambühren (2000).
Illustrator: Urs Amann.
Photographers: Klaus D. Mueller; Christian Piednoir.
Translators: Markus Schurr; Matt Goodluck.
Dedicated to Richard Wagner, Timewind is a 60-minute electronic expedition that is broken up into two half-hour tracks, "Bayreuth Return" and "Wahnfried 1883." The first 30 minutes involves icy pulsations and lengthy tonal flights that unnoticeably converge into each other. While one rhythm gains momentum, the other one slowly fades into a bubbly electronic bath of bright swirls and meandering keyboard waves. Similar to early Tangerine Dream, the music here rises and falls above a distant sonic horizon, and the effect is truly mesmerizing. One specific flow can last for minutes, while small, detailed noises adhere themselves to the main electronic run. On the second track, more of the same far-off synthesized altering takes place, but the washes of keyboard become inoculated with a sharper, more precise sound. Longer notes build into resilient pieces with the same comforting result. This album will sketch a barren wasteland in the mind through the wispiness of the wind-like effects. Timewind serves as splendid mood music, and the ears are forever kept busy following Schulze's electronic wandering. ~ Mike DeGagne