Klaus Schulze: Electronic Music Legend

by Greg Allen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/26/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781425160500

About the Book

Klaus Schulze: Electronic Music Legend is a celebration of the magnificent, pioneering career of German electronic music legend Klaus Schulze. At the forefront of the development of music played on synthesizers, Schulze created a whole new style of music, beginning with his initial 1972 release, Irrlicht.

This book hails Schulze as the most important electronic musician ever and lays out the case for that lofty status. Klaus Schulze: Electronic Music Legend chronicles Schulze's career in great detail and contains full length reviews by Greg Allen of close to 80 CDs.

The book also contains stories, anecdotes and inside information on Schulze's career by his long time publisher Klaus D. Mueller (KDM).

New interviews and/or contributions are also present from an array of Klaus' collaborators and other prominent electronic musicians:

Harald Grosskopf, Arthur Brown, Michael Shrieve, Marian Gold, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Dennis Rea (Earthstar), Kitaro, Joerg Schaaf, Thomas Kagermann, Julia Messenger, Klaus D. Mueller and Klaus Schulze. Pictures from Klaus Schulze's collection are also included.

About the Author

Greg Allen is a music lover from the Chicago area who has followed the career of Klaus Schulze from the very beginning with the release of Irrlicht in 1972. Having been raised in Toledo, Ohio, Greg moved to Chicago in 1991 to pursue work as a computer programmer. His other interests are various styles of music (including space music, classic rock, reggae, 1960s top 40), watercolor painting, following the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago Bulls. Some of his other favorite musical artists include Steel Pulse, Yes, Tommy James and the Shondells, Jonn Serrie, Robert Rich, Zapp, The Gap Band, Creedence Clearwater Revival.