Blackdance

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Blackdance
Studio album by Klaus Schulze
Released 1974
Recorded May 1974
Genre Electronic music, Space music
Length 48:32 (original)
73:52 (reissue)
Label Brain, Virgin
Producer Klaus Schulze
Klaus Schulze chronology
Cyborg
(1973)
Blackdance
(1974)
Picture Music
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Fiki (8.7/10)

Blackdance is the third album by Klaus Schulze. It was originally released in 1974, and in 2007 was the twenty-fifth Schulze album reissued by Revisited Records. For the first time Schulze uses "real" synthesizers and a singer. "Voices of Syn" features Ernst Walter Siemon on vocals. Due to packaging and print errors on later releases, Blackdance was considered Schulze's fourth album for decades, until Klaus D. Müller, Schulze's biographer and publicity manager, discovered from searching through his personal diaries that Picture Music, thought to be the third album, was recorded after Blackdance. Despite this, the reissue labels Blackdance as Schulze's fourth album.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Klaus Schulze.

No. Title Note Length
1. "Way of Changes"   on original release 17:14
2. "Some Velvet Phasing"   on original release 8:24
3. "Voices of Syn"   on original release 22:40
4. "Foreplay"   reissue bonus track 10:33
5. "Synthies Have (No) Balls?"   reissue bonus track 14:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Klaus Schulze – synthesizer, organ, piano, percussion, 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Ernst Walter Siemon: voice (on "Voices of Syn")

External links[edit]