Universally acknowledged as one of the founders of electronic music in the pop-rock field, Berlin-born Klaus Schulze began his musical life as a drummer. Perhaps that is why a strong rhythmic sense permeates so many of his recordings… and there are a huge number of Klaus Schulze albums to choose from: over one hundred!
From the minimalist synthesiser explorations of Cyborg (1973) via lush analogue epics such as Mirage (1977) to crisp 80s electronica (1983’s Audentity, for example), Herr Schulze’s music has constantly evolved while always staying true to his muse: long, unfolding canvases as wide as the skies.
Klaus Schulze has not always been a one man synthesiser machine. He was briefly a member of Tangerine Dream in their earliest form, co-founded The Cosmic Couriers, and had a fruitful collaboration with Pete Namlook in the nineties and early naughties. (The Dark Side Of The Moog series, it should be noted, has nothing to do with Pink Floyd, despite the album titles). Mention should also be made of the massive series of archival releases, La Vie Electronique, the final volume of which is number 16.