This album has no equivalent in its class, no equal, nothing. I am a complete fan of Tangerine Dream, but Klaus Schulze's "Timewind" is the most valuable record I have in my collection. I have had it on my turntable for two years since I bought it and have played it at least 2,000 times--sometimes 5 or 6 times a day! The main reason: STRESS REDUCTION, and I really mean it. The green side (1) is preferred over the red side, but they are both completely capable of putting me into a sleepy orbit a million miles away. Klaus uses his synthesizers to produce waves and sounds that I cannot explain, nor will I try, but the brain knows a treat when it hears it. I highly recommend using headphones with this or any of Schulze's albums; they seemed to be made for private listening.
There is no equal to this album known to humankind. There is simply no way to describe the visual images and peaceful bliss that accompany a fully undisturbed listening with a good pair of sealed headphones. Closest to heaven I'll ever get in this lifetime. No dramatics, I just call it as I see it. If it was not true, I would have told you.
Each listener will surely have his or her own response, but "Timewind" must mean what its title says: that it makes no difference what year it is. What you listen to hear, my friend, is what they will call "classical" music three or four hundred years from now, maybe sooner. There are no vocals, and that's another concern with my music. No, I do not hate people, I just like music that expands my consciousness and helps me to relax. Schulze, in my educated guess, recorded this album on the first take, as with many great musical contributions, and I bet he could never get the same result twice. The total playing time is only 43 minutes, making it all the more rare. I cannot overstate the quality of this musical gem, the diamond of my collection! If you have a copy, do not, under any circumstance, lose it. If you do not have a copy, then buy one as soon as you can. It was hard enough to find on CD, where, unlike my record player, I can put repeat on and listen to it about six times a night until I fall asleep into the most rejuvinating slumber possible. Don't wait any longer, as your emotional wellbeing is yearning already. If you are not used to electronic or ambient music, you need only to wait until its full effect can be appreciated.
This album, like other favorites of mine, will lift you out of depression, states of unreasonable anger, anxiety, insomnia, mood swings, or any other undesired emotional states. Buy it today! Top recommendation!