Blackdance – Klaus Schulze – 1974

Album

Blackdance - Klaus Schulze
Blackdance - Klaus Schulze

Blackdance is a 1974 album by German electronic music composer Klaus Schulze. It was his third solo album and the first one to feature a vocalist, Ernst Walter Siemon, on the track Voices of Syn. It was also the first album that Schulze used “real” synthesizers, such as the EMS Synthi A, ARP Odyssey, and ARP 2600. The album consists of three tracks that showcase Schulze’s experimental and ambient style, blending organ, guitar, percussion, and synth sounds. The album was reissued in 2007 with two bonus tracks recorded in 1975 or 1976.

Blackdance is a significant and groundbreaking album in the history of electronic music. It helped to popularize the genre and it introduced a more melodic and accessible approach to electronic composition. The album’s influence can be felt in the work of many contemporary electronic artists, and it continues to be a source of inspiration for musicians today.

Personnel

  • Klaus Schulze – synthesizers, organ, electric guitar, percussion, voice
  • Ernst Walter Siemon – voice on “Voices of Syn”
  • Günter Schickert – electric guitar on “Ways of Changes”

The different versions published for this album :