Blackdance

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Blackdance
Blackdance Klaus Schulze Album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1974
RecordedMay 1974
GenreElectronic music, space music
Length48:32 (original)
73:52 (reissue)
LabelBrain, Virgin
ProducerKlaus Schulze
Klaus Schulze chronology
Cyborg
(1973)
Blackdance
(1974)
Picture Music
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 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.TitleNoteLength
1."Ways of Changes"on original release17:14
2."Some Velvet Phasing"on original release8:24
3."Voices of Syn"on original release22:40
4."Foreplay"reissue bonus track10:33
5."Synthies Have (No) Balls?"reissue bonus track14:42

Personnel[edit]

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

External links[edit]