En=Trance, is without doubt my favourite all time synth album. It appear to be overlooked by many Schulze fans. Don't make this mistake! As with many of Schulze's work, you have to treat it like a good wine, and after a few listenings you begin to appreciate the mastery of this music. Once it gets you your hooked.
This CD contains only 4 tracks, but what tracks. A feast of sweeping and interweaving chords that take you somewhere else.
The title track kicks off with Schulze's souring synth lines, pushing your speakers to the limit, and an underlying thundererous base underpins the whole thing, this music begs to be played loud. You wonder when it will calm down, it doesn't. It reminds me of the rythmic roaring of the waves during a storm.
Numerique comes next, with a slightly more laid back approach, but equally hypnotic and powerful.
Fm Delight is, I feel, THE ultimate synth creation bar none. All of the emotional strings are engaged in this track, and the whole piece seems to ride a gigantic rollercoaster of emotion. A no holes barred masterful piece.
Closing with Velvet System, confirms Schulze's skill. This is another beautiful piece. Rolling chords and bass lines pump out of the speakers apace and set your mind free.
To sum up - shut the doors, pump up the volume and leave your stress behind.
Essential listening. A must buy.