The Dark Side Of The Moog VIII – Klaus Schulze – 1999


Album The Dark Side Of The Moog VIII by Klaus Schulze
Album The Dark Side Of The Moog VIII by Klaus Schulze

The Dark Side Of The Moog VIII is the eighth installment in the collaborative series of electronic music albums by German composer Klaus Schulze and British musician Peter Namlook. The album was released in 1999 by Namlook’s label FAX +49-69/450464 and features four tracks of ambient, experimental and psychedelic music. The title of the series is a homage to Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon, as well as a reference to the Moog synthesizer, which Schulze used extensively in his solo and collaborative works. The album cover depicts a surreal landscape with a giant Moog synthesizer and a flying saucer, reflecting the cosmic and futuristic themes of the music. The album received positive reviews from critics and fans of both artists, who praised the diversity, creativity and quality of the soundscapes. The album is considered one of the highlights of the series and a landmark in the genre of ambient music.

The Dark Side of the Moog VIII is a well-regarded album among fans of electronic music and ambient music. It is a dark and atmospheric album that explores the possibilities of electronic sound. The album is worth checking out for fans of experimental music and electronic music pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook.


  • Klaus Schulze – synthesizer, keyboards, electronics
  • Pete Namlook – synthesizer, keyboards, electronics
  • Billi Liesegang – guitar on track 2

The album is part of a series of collaborations between Schulze and Namlook that pay tribute to the influential German band Pink Floyd. The title of the album is a reference to their song “Careful with That Axe, Eugene”.

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