La Vie Electronique Volume 1.0
Klaus Schulze is a German electronic music pioneer, composer and musician that needs very little introduction. In the late sixties & early seventies he was a member of several iconic bands such as Tangerine Dream, The Cosmic Jokers & Ash Ra Tempel before launching a solo career consisting of more than 60 albums released across five decades. Collaborations were numerous and highlights include working with Steve Winwood, Brian Eno & Alphaville
just to name a few.
Klaus Schulzes proto moog-synthesizer work is regarded as a milestone in electronic music & during the decades he released landmark albums in genres catalogued as Ambient, Electronic, New Age, Berlin School, Experimental, Kosmische Musik & Krautrock. Mr. Schulze had a more organic sound than most electronic artists of the time, often he would throw in decidedly non-electronic sounds such as acoustic guitar and a male operatic voice. Schulze is also known for developing a Minimoog technique that sounds uncannily like an electric guitar, which is quite impressive in concert.
On occasions he would also compose film scores such as Body Love (1977), Barracuda (1978), Next of Kin (1982), & Angst (1983). His best known song Freeze has been used in films like Manhunter (1986) and more recently in Sofia Coppolas The Bling Ring from 2013.
In 2009, producer Klaus D. Mueller and Schulze began releasing La Vie Electronique (The Electronic Life), a series of sets that collected rare sought-after early works & unreleased tracks put in chronological sequence. These sets contain some of the best music Klaus ever created and are early 70s masterworks that will appeal to both fans and collectors.