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Timewind
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I was only 20yrs old when I first heard Timewind and it is so unique there has been nothing like it since,not even by Klaus himself.I'm now in my 50's and Timewind which I have on vinyl & cd & download is still as mindblowing now as it ever was.It will take you to another world ,another Universe BUT only if you have the imagination and can allow yourself to be immersed in this extraordinary music and let it carry you away....Otherwise you will find it boring.Klaus always likes to do little intros before the real power of his performances begin,and this is where most people fall on their first listen.Let it play past this point and you are rewarded by the most incredible swirling sounds - almost heartbeating with your own and getting louder without you turning up the volume then low then faster then slower as you drift away on your journey.....But dont fall asleep ! The last few seconds will ensure you dont make that mistake twice with "Bayreuth Return". I love this album and I'm so glad my girlfriends brother Ian [at the time] played it in full for me....My girlfriend [Kristine] and even her mother sat in the room to listen and it was simply "Seriously Incredible" !
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2010
After his career at AshRaTemple and Tangerine Dream in the early 70's, he started an impressive solo-career.
It started with Irrlicht and never stopped yet.
Timewind was the album that attracted a huge public. He won at that time the Charles Cross-prize in France with this album.
Schulze has become a monument in the world of electronic music. He IS the Godfather of the syntesiser music. Very philosophical, very strong, more dimesions than any other synthesiser-wizard.
Listening to Timewind: the world stops turning, the universe expands and music gets visable.
This is electronic music as it should be. Timewind is THE album to start with.
Patrick Mahieu, Belgium
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2011
It is wonderful to see Timewind getting the same 'treatment' as some of his other classics from the 70s.

But this album, for those new to Schulze, is really the peak for me at least, in terms of what differentiates Schulze from other electronic music artists.

To paraphrase something from an old interview, Timewind can really be described as music that simply happens, exists and occupies the room without being able to hear somebody performing it, working on it, creating it. It is just there, and not in a passive way - it is not by any means an ambiental static soundscape, it is something that changes every second. Something is constantly moving, shifting, transforming and it truly is a hypnotic experience to actively listen to this work that simply seems to infuse reality around you, coming from another Universe. It is not human - in the best possible sense.

Especially Bayreuth Return is the track that makes people physically perk up and go: what is this? I certainly remember my first reaction to it as a teenager by then already well 'infused' with electronic music output of that decade, but Timewind was something that sounded truly unique and could not compare it to anything I've heard - and even now, in 2011, it does not by any means sound dated. And that is quite something.

Now on this edition, one finds and expanded track, this is fantastic to hear - but also the original tracks have not been altered.

The last two 'bonus tracks' are so-so. Nice, but somehow for me at least don't gel very well with the overall feel of the (original) album.

Schulze mentioned in an interview, that he tries to delete from his computers some older catchy sequences, because, as he put it laughingly, he is 'too lazy' and loves to re-use some good old sequence... Well, sometimes he doesn't delete the PC often enough, the last track is yet another repeat of the underlying sequence heard on Contemporary Works and also on Live at Klangart, but then the layers on top are nice sparkling novelties. Still, I can't help feeling (and I'm a devout Schulze fan that endured even his sampler-mania-affected early 90s) that he just had to fill some available space on the second CD. Perhaps these tracks could have been left for another album and keep Timewind what it was: a perfect whole. But then again, one can always stop after 1st CD and maybe after the extended track on CD2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2014
my fave electronic album, had the vinyl (of course) and the 80's poor copy on cd, just found this german remaster in japan, its worth the crazy price, as you know, and I know you would of paid it too. £38 if you really need to know
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on 17 December 2013
I first heard this when I was 9 or 10 years old. I still listen to it now, 35 years on.

It's just a classic. Two huge long pieces just either side of 30 minutes long - my favourite is the more rhythmic side 1 track "Bayreuth Return". Amazingly easy to enjoy the whole 30 minutes of this.

One thing about Klaus Schulze... you can think of some of his music as "ambient", but actually it can be a proper full-on absorbing listening experience and a lot of Klaus Schulze works on a whole different level when you turn it up to "11" or higher. Side 1 of Timewind is one of those. Turn it all the way up and let it rip.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 1 April 2011
Drift through your mind like a feather on the breeze as you listen to this excellen pair of CD's. Early work from the German master, Klause Schultz.

This has got to be the towards the pinnacle if not the pinnacle itself of electronic symphonic music.

The amazing atmosphere the music created in my house as I listened happily to the magic progressions, the sounds of wind and the essence of melody.

Yeah, I'm waffling lyrically here.

But seriously, this is really really excellent. If you like Tangerine Dream's early stuff, you'll love this!
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3 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2012
klaus is a difficult artist to get into. he is the master of the seriously long track.... this particular album is dull beyond belief. in actual fact i'm so bored by it i can't be bothered to finish writing about it.... however irrlicht and cyborg and la vie electronique 1 are much better they have a cold alien quality that is quite addictive of course there are still moments where ks gets carried away and it just goes on and on.... but he seems to get more interesting sounds / tones out of his earlier primitive setup than when he acquired the big moog.... theres probably a lesson there.... still just my opinion....
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