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Cyborg Import

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  • Audio CD (7 Jun. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Spalax
  • ASIN: B00005ALK9
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 315,971 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This was the first Schulze LP I ever bought, eons ago it seems - a second hand copy complete with pops n crackles. Despite that the enormity of its concept and vision shone through, ranking it with the experimental greats like Zeit (T Dream), Bardot (Hammel), Thoughts of War (Shreeve). This crisp new edition allows you to really get into the soundscapes and derive an appreciation for the fact that most of it was done by hand in real time - 1973 was before the days of computer-driven MIDI sequencing, and electronica was more about experimentation with sounds and textures than DJ-mixable rhythms. Typical of Schulze, if he has an idea he extends it over 25 minutes without losing the listers attention, through variation and exploration of themes....no redundant repeating of loops and samples, but the gradual gestation of an idea from embryo to birth.
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This is Schulze's heaviest work. The dark organ droning from 'Irrlicht' (1972) is modified into a more depressing mood, almost a 'post-life' atmosphere. Though not as aggressively played as 'Irrlicht', 'Cyborg' still makes a darker impression. If 'Irrlicht' can be described as 'a thunderstorm', 'Cyborg' must be a 'silent death experience'.
Originally, these compositions were (in part, at least) intended as an experiment on psychiatric patients. This music really works in your brain, not only when you hear it, but also a long time after you've heard it. These rhythmic/non-rhythmic pieces are so unique that they can't really be compared to anything else.
A masterpiece perhaps, but several people I know, felt that it was quite depressing. Cyborg's beauty lies in it's musical development, not in the mood or atmosphere it might cause.
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Another `Revisited' issue from SPV and all the usual high standards have been maintained on the production side. This is Klaus Schulze's second album recorded with minimal equipment (organ, VCS3 synthesiser, percussion, voice and orchestra tapes) in 1973. In some ways, this might be considered Schulze's equivalent of Tangerine Dream's `Zeit', which is one of my favourite albums. If you don't know `Zeit', then this comparison isn't very helpful to you though.

The core set is four tracks, each of over 22 minutes, gently ebbing with a subtle rhythm and embellished by orchestra washes, organ and VCS3 warblings. I originally had the double LP set but gave it away, however the CD format of three tracks on the first disc plus the fourth track and the 50 minute bonus live track is more enjoyable. It's now possible to really relax and sink in to the music without having to get up every 24 minutes to change LP sides and this is how I think this music works best.

I suppose this could be the original `ambient' music or was 'Zeit' first ? It won't be to everyone's taste and it doesn't have the hypnotic sequencer and percussion work of later KS albums, but if you like more experimental, contemplative, minimalistic music, then you could enjoy this, although `enjoy' may not be the right word.

The bonus track comes from the concert at St Michael's Cathedral, Brussels 17.10.77 and to my mind, is a good example of how enjoyable a KS show could be - the sequencers are now fully in evidence and the Moog sounds great. In all, if you like the style of music, I'd recommend this as time just floats by and 65+ minutes go by in no time - if you prefer more rhythmic upbeat electronic music, then you may find this set frustrating.

Five stars, but with the caveat that you have to like the music genre. If you don't like this type of music, then you'd say 1 star for the packaging.
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"Cyborg" is an amazing achievement when you consider that it's only Schulze's second album, and it's no easy listen. This is one of the landmarks of the "kosmische" brand of Krautrock, standing alongside "Zeit".

The music is very static and drone-based - again, think "Zeit" or possibly the last section of Pink Floyd's "Saucerful of Secrets" stretched out to four sides and you pretty much have the picture.

This is not music to listen to for entertainment, but rather to induce a contemplative or meditative state, or simply for relaxation. It's almost impossible to pick out a favourite track as the work should be seen as a complete entity.

If you have the chance to hear this, put your headphones on, open your mind and let the sound waves wash over you and take you on your own inner journey.

It's not a work that I feel bears repeated listening (it's a bit heavy even for me), and some people find it depressing. If you want to investigate the German electronic avant-garde rock scene then give this a try, but if you want music to cheer you up or brighten your day, I'm afraid this ain't it.

Revisited have done their usual superb job of remastering, and the sound is excellent. Packaging is not bad either.
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Arrived in good condition. The delivery time was OK, rather than great, for something coming from Japan. It seems a little stingy not to include a clear plastic cover. Like most Japanese mini LPs, it was relatively expensive and leaving the plastic cover out seems a bit cheeky. I buy many mini LPs from Japan and I've never know this before.
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