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Trancefer
Klaus Schulze
Trancefer
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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Originally released in 1981, Trancefer is a one of the most highly regarded recordings of the Klause Schulze catalogue. Featuring Michael Shrieve on percussion and Wolfgang Tiepold on cello, Trancefer is as the title su...  more »

      
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All Artists: Klaus Schulze
Title: Trancefer
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Thunderbolt
Release Date: 8/9/1994
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Meditation, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 751848304620

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Originally released in 1981, Trancefer is a one of the most highly regarded recordings of the Klause Schulze catalogue. Featuring Michael Shrieve on percussion and Wolfgang Tiepold on cello, Trancefer is as the title suggests, full of atmospheric metallic textures and cold timbres that sounds as fresh today as it did in it's pre-digital day. Clocking in at only 37 minutes, Revisited have tacked on additional versions of the two tracks from the original alternate mastering formats that were released in low quantities for friends and press that have since become highly sought after collectors items. The definitive version of Trancefer is remastered and housed in a stylish digipak with deluxe booklet with new liner notes and is numbered for collectors. Klaus Schulze first attracted attention as a member of the German progressive rock band, Tangerine Dream. Following the release of their debut LP, Electronic Meditation, he departed for a solo career. Klaus' recorded work typically features extended pieces sometimes filling an entire album built around computer-generated synthesizers and other specially programmed electronic effects. Klaus Schulze remains a cult figure in the United States, where the bulk of his prolific output has until now been available only through the import bins. He is widely considered an avant-garde mainstay as well as a founding father of both the new-age space music and electronica genres.

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CD Reviews

Satisfying, but...
DAC Crowell | 02/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...you can see the changes starting to happen, going into the 80s here. These two tracks come from around the same period as "Audentity", and while they hearken back to the epic sequencer-trance style which characterized Klaus Schulze's work during the 1970s, there's a brittle hardness to both pieces. The sharp, snapping percussion by Michael Shrieve (with whom Schulze worked on Stomu Yamash'ta's "Go" projects) also adds to this propulsive brittleness. Those expecting a drifty, spacy trance-style might be a bit off-put here, but those who like a harder groove will enjoy this. Still, you can see where he's heading here...toward the colder and harder-edged sound of his MIDI-based period, characterized by releases such as "Angst"."
Arguably Schulze's most timeless effort...
snowleopard | Oregon | 01/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When this album came out it was viewed as a unique tour de force of music. Schulze, Michael Shrieve (of Santana) and Wolfgang Tidpold (on cello) playing nearly 40 minutes of highly rhythmic, droning music. But unlike a lot of space music or prog rock of the time, there was almost no melody or chord changes or even consistent rhythm here. Just a lot of hypnotic, trance-like, sequencer like, machine like (though almost entirely hand played) music.

Now, over 20 years later, it sounds as amazingly unique as it did back then. Unlike much other music by Schulze in this vein that didn't have the same energy, or his older efforts which sound much more dated, this album has a certain timeless quality to it.

I can't guarantee that if you buy it you'll love it. But I can guarantee that if you buy it you won't listen to it and have to take yourself back to 1985."
For driving car at night?
DAC Crowell | 11/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This tittle is rather for Klaus Schultze fans. It contains uncommon, good electronic music, which sounds great when driving in the darkness!"