Timewind - Klaus Schulze

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    Timewind is the fifth album by Klaus Schulze. It was originally released in 1975, and in 2006 was the twenty-second Schulze album reissued by Revisited Records. It is Schulze's first solo album to use a sequencer.

    For many years this was his only work available in the United States and was therefore rated higher by American listeners than 1977's Mirage or X of the following year. It was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque (Grand Prize for Records) of L'Académie Charles Cros.

    Evolving slowly but deliberately over the course of each album side, Timewind has been deemed an electronic version of an Indian raga. It resembles in many ways a longer variation of the third track from Tangerine Dream's classic 1974 album Phaedra, "Movements of a Visionary," but it remains a transitional work somewhere between the Krautrock of Schulze's earlier output and the Berlin School character of his following efforts. The intention of Timewind was to invoke a timeless state in the listener.

    Both track titles are references to the nineteenth-century composer Richard Wagner. Bayreuth is the Bavarian town where Wagner had an opera house built for the first performance of his massive Ring Cycle. Wahnfried is the name of Wagner's home in Bayreuth in the grounds of which he was buried in 1883. It is also a pen-name used by Schulze himself.

    "Bayreuth Return" was recorded on a two-track equipment in one take, and is essentially "live in the studio". Its rhythmic basis is a single analog sequencer pattern, transposed and manipulated in real time. (The manipulation primarily consists of changing the 'return' point of the sequence.) String synthesizer chords, improvised melodies, and complex sound effects are the remaining ingredients. "Wahnfried 1883", in contrast, is a slow piece that was composed and multitracked. Its main building blocks are layers of slow, shimmering pads and lines. The kaleidoscopic key changes without obvious 'home key' (the piece remains consonant throughout) may be seen as a musical nod to Wagner: also, a Leitmotif appears. An excerpt of the graphic performance score appears on the inside sleeve of the original vinyl version. The reissue bonus track "Echoes of Time" is a longer alternate take of "Bayreuth Return".
    Track Listings:
    Disc 1
    1. "Bayreuth Return" on original release 30:32
    2. "Wahnfried 1883" on original release 28:38

    Disc 2
    1. "Echoes of Time" reissue bonus track 38:42
    2. "Solar Wind" reissue bonus track 12:35
    3. "Windy Times"
    Total Time: 59:13 (original) 115:27 (reissue)
    Artist Name(s):
    Klaus Schulze – ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey, EMS Synthi-A, Elka String Synthesizer, Farfisa Professional Duo Organ and Piano, Synthanorma Sequencer.
    Klaus Schulze
    Ambient, Berlin, Minimal, Soundtrack
    Album Type:
    Cassette, Compact Disc, Digital / Download, LP 33 1/3
    Cover & Packge Design:
    Urs Amman
    Studio Name:
    Berliner Weltklang Studio
    Label / Publishing
    Label Name:
    Catalog Number(s):
    Berlin, Germany
    Metronome Records GmbH
    Editions / Reissues
    1. (LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Brain brain 1075, BRAIN 1075 Germany 1975
    2. ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin Records Ltd. 4 840.094 France 1975
    3. ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin Records Ltd. 3222 727 France 1975
    4. ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin XBLY 840 094, 840 094 France 1975
    5. ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 840 094 France 1975
    6. ‎(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Brain BRAIN 38 845 Austria 1975
    7. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin YX-7057-VR Japan 1975
    8. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 2933 727 France 1975
    9. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Caroline Records 27006 ET, 27006-ET Benelux 1975
    10. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin 27006 ET, 27006-ET Benelux 1975
    11. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin YX-7057-VR Japan 1975
    12. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Caroline Records, Caroline Records CA 2006, CA2006 UK 1975
    13. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Brain, Brain BRAIN 1075, brain 1075 Austria 1975
    14. ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin VIP-4076 Japan 1975
    15. ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin, Virgin 27006 ET, 27006-ET Netherlands 1975
    16. ‎(LP, Album, Red) Virgin 2933 727 France 1975
    17. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 89.775-I Spain 1976
    18. ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin 89.775-I Spain 1976
    19. ‎(LP, Album, RP) Brain, Brain brain 1075, 0001.075 Germany 1976
    20. ‎(LP, Album, RP) Brain, Brain brain 1075, BRAIN 1075 (0649) Germany 1976
    21. ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Brain, Brain 0001 075, BRAIN 1075 Germany 1977
    22. ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Virgin 50009 France 1980
    23. ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 70009 France 1984
    24. ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin OVED 24 Italy 1984
    25. ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDCA2006, CDCA 2006 UK 1988
    26. ‎(CD, Album, RE) Brain 833 128-2 Germany 1991
    27. ‎(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1807-2 US 1991
    28. ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJCP-23040 Japan 1991
    29. ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) First Town Records, ООО "ДОРА" none, 318 Russia 1997
    30. ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) First Town Records, ArsNova none, 8-670 Russia 1997
    31. ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDCAP 2006, CDCA2006 UK 1998
    32. ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 0777 7 87496 2 2, CDCA2006 UK 1999
    33. ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD + Dig) Revisited Rec. REV 070 Germany 2006
    34. ‎(2xCD, Album, RE, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-7269/70 Japan 2007
    35. ‎(CD, Album, RE + CD) MIG MIG 01532 2CD Germany 2016
    36. ‎(2xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Virgin none UK Unknown
    37. ‎(CD, Album, RP) Brain 833 128-2 Germany Unknown
    38. ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Brain 0615.075 Germany Unknown
    39. ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin ORK 78175 Italy Unknown
    40. ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 24 UK Unknown
    41. ‎(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records ORL 8175 Italy Unknown
    42. ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 200612 France Unknown
    43. ‎(LP, Album, RE) Brain, Brain brain 1075, BRAIN 1075 Germany Unknown
    44. ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 24 UK Unknown
    45. ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Brain, Brain, Brain, Brain 0001.075, BRAIN 1075, brain 1075, 1075 Germany Unknown
    46. ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 89775-I Spain Unknown
    47. ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Brain, Brain, Brain 0001 075, BRAIN 1075, brain 1075 Germany Unknown
    48. ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin, Virgin 27006 ET, 27006-ET Netherlands Unknown
    Synthesizers Used
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