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Klaus Schulze: Dig It [Digipak]

Track List

>Death of an Analogue
>Weird Caravan
>Looper Isn't a Hooker, The
>Synthasy
>Esoteric Goody

Album Notes

Solo performer: Klaus Schulze.

Recorded in 1980.

Personnel: Klaus Schulze (vocals, electronics); Fred Severloh (drums).

Liner Note Author: Albrecht Piltz.

Recording information: Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (05/1980-09/1980); Klaus Schulze Studio (05/1980-09/1980); Radio and Television (05/1980-09/1980); Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (09/08/1980); Klaus Schulze Studio (09/08/1980); Radio and Television (09/08/1980).

Translators: Markus Schurr; Nigel Pemberton.

Dig It is a pure Berlin school CD by Klaus Schulze. Deep sequences, persistent rhythms, metallic atmospheres, and sci-fi sound effects dominate the sound design. Schulze uses only electronic instruments to construct these psychedelic walls of sound. This album is from 1980, during an era when this kind of e-music had no real home. It is too heavy for new age and too avant-garde for rock & roll. But it has distinct rock & roll influences. There are definite similarities to '60s acid rock and progressive rock from the late '60s and early '70s. It is more intricate and complicated than those styles, but the echoes don't lie. This is a very interesting CD with a cool retro sound. It will appeal to fans of early Pink Floyd and early Tangerine Dream. ~ Jim Brenholts



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