18 December 2009

Trancefer - Klaus Schulze

Trancefer is an electronic music album by Klaus Schulze. It was released in 1981 and runs about forty minutes length. The work fits nicely into the 'Berlin school', with a twiddling, sequenced line running over the top of a synthesized bassline, over which Schulze plays chords on a Yamaha CS-80 synth. It also features Wolfgang Tiepold on cello, and percussion by Michael Shrieve.

Klaus Schulze was, for a little while, a member of Tangerine Dream, and the music easily reflects the style of tracks like Stratosfear or Tangram. It also reminds me a little of Red Birds Will Fly Out Of The East And Destroy Paris In A Night by Coil, come to think of it. The album contains two tracks: A Few Minutes After Trancefer and Silent Running. There was also a pre-release version of Trancefer, which features different mixes of the songs. These are now available on the Trancefer CD release, and are known as Version 33 Halfspeed and Version 45.

Trancefer (1981)
1: A Few Minutes After Trancefer (18:20)
2: Silent Running (18:57)
3: A Few Minutes After Trancefer (Version 33 Halfspeed) (18:17)
4: Silent Running (Version 45) (19:07)

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