Favoriting Explorers Room with Flash Strap: Playlist from April 28, 2022 Favoriting

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Favoriting April 28, 2022: Cyborg: Klaus Schulze Projects & Collaborations, 1970-1976

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Artist Track Album Label Year Approx. start time
  Intro          
Klaus Schultze  Chromengel (excerpt)   Favoriting Cyborg  Kosmische Musik  1973  0:01:01 (Pop-up)
Tangerine Dream  Asche Du Asche (Ashes to Ashes)   Favoriting Electronic Meditation  Ohr  1970  0:14:42 (Pop-up)
Ash Ra Tempel  Amboss (excerpt)   Favoriting Ash Ra Tempel  Ohr  1971  0:18:34 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Volcanic Activity  

 

 

 

0:25:22 (Pop-up)
Klaus Schulze  Satz: Gewitter (Energy Rise — Energy Collaps)   Favoriting Irrlicht  Ohr  1972  0:36:07 (Pop-up)
Walter Wegmüller  Der Teufel   Favoriting Tarot  Der Kosmischen Kuriere / Ohr  1973  0:39:57 (Pop-up)
Sergius Golowin  Der Reigen   Favoriting Lord Krishna Von Goloka  Der Kosmischen Kuriere / Ohr  1973  0:43:55 (Pop-up)
Code III  Countdown / Phoenix Rising   Favoriting Planet Of Man  Delta-Acustic  1974  0:59:50 (Pop-up)
The Cosmic Jokers & Sternenmädchen  Elektronenzirkus   Favoriting Planeten Sit-In  Kosmische Musik  1974  1:24:45 (Pop-up)
Sternenmädchen  Cosmic Courier Bon Chance   Favoriting Gilles Zeitschiff  Kosmische Musik  1974  1:28:44 (Pop-up)
Galactic Supermarket  Galactic Supermarket (excerpt)   Favoriting Galactic Supermarket  Kosmische Musik  1974  1:31:56 (Pop-up)
The Cosmic Jokers  Galactic Joke (excerpt)   Favoriting The Cosmic Jokers  Kosmische Musik  1974  1:34:28 (Pop-up)
Klaus Schulze  Voices of Syn   Favoriting Blackdance  Brain / Metronome  1974  1:39:39 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Les Metiers et Borneo  

 

 

 

2:00:50 (Pop-up)
Klaus Schulze  Totem   Favoriting Picture Music  Brain  1975  2:15:41 (Pop-up)
Klaus Schulze  Mindphaser   Favoriting Moondawn  Brain  1976  2:37:34 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
 

Bells Of My Soul  

 

 

 

2:57:54 (Pop-up)


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Avatar 6:36pm
Flash Strap:

Hello Explorers! we are about to enter a kosmische dungeon together
Avatar 6:59pm
djnogoodnick:

I don't even know what that is so it will be really fun figuring it out.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
Doug Schulkind:

There is no one else on this or any other planet who I would want more at the controls of this particular sonic journey.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm
doctorjazz:

Ahhh, we have album covers!
Hi Flash and Flashers!
Avatar 7:01pm
djnogoodnick:

What a collage of album covers!
Avatar 7:01pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Nick! Doc! Doug!
Avatar 7:02pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

⦿Sun in ♌︎Leo, Year of Fire 🐖Boar
Klaus Schulze
4 August 1947 – 26 April 2022
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

@Doc: indeed we do!
Avatar 7:03pm
HyperDose:

Welcome back, Evan!
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Rev!
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Flash Strap:

Hi Hyperdose!
Avatar 7:03pm
Flash Strap:

@Doug: you honor me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm
Doug Schulkind:

@Flash Strap
You honor we.
Avatar 7:05pm
Flash Strap:

Cyborg is Schulze's second solo LP, a phenomenal double album of pushing ambience
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm
Scott67:

G'day Evan & Sonic Explorers!
✌😎☕🎶📻🌞🌏🌻
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

meant for that to say "punishing ambience"
Avatar 7:06pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Scott!
Avatar 7:06pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Says Arthur Brown :
' Very sad news today - my sincere condolences to his family, musical family and friends ……
Klaus Shulze [sic] was, to me, the epitome of a sonic adventurer. He wielded the synthesiser like a mighty sword cutting into the future of music. Changing the way people heard sound. Giving electronic music a dignity equal to that accorded to the composers of classical music.
Alongside Jean Michel Jarre, Wendy Carlos, David Voorhaus and other brave souls, he planted the seeds that led to our much expanded musical soundscape.
I had the pleasure and honour to be invited to sing with him as the first vocalist to be invited to feature with him. We recorded several albums together. And did a 40 concert tour of Europe with just myself and
Klaus onstage.
I swear that on one evening -amongst the strange sounds that rose from the improvised universe we created in our sonic visions -And without any drugs whatever- once I palpably felt an ancient creature- or was it a future relative?-next to me onstage. It’s footsteps were quite thunderous, and it had the same vastness and unknowability as a rhinoceros. And without any drugs whatever!
I had the pleasure of recording in Klaus’ house studio in Celle. And of meeting his wife. My condolences go to her, her family and children, Klaus beloved and dedicated manager Klaus Mueller and all lovers of Klaus’ music.
I’m sure we will all miss him.
Certainly I am grateful that every now and again we will ,I am sure, find ourselves treating our hearts and minds to one of his generous sonic feasts on one or more media channels.
Ah - I see him now - conducting the choir of the newly discovered robot angels surrounding the newly revealed IT God.
Onwards Klaus! Onwards ! <3 '
Avatar 7:08pm
TDK60:

Hi Flash, was wondering if there'd be K.S.!
Avatar 7:08pm
Flash Strap:

Very nice statement from Arthur Brown - their work together on Time Actor is interesting
Avatar 7:08pm
Flash Strap:

Hi TDK! you better believe it
Avatar 7:12pm
Flash Strap:

at the time of the album, Klaus didn't even personally own a synthesizer - tho there's clearly synths on this record, moog etc. - his first album is basically synth-free, achieving synthetic sounds by more immediate means
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm
Doug Schulkind:

This sounds like the waves might have sounded hitting the beach at the end of Planet of the Apes.
Avatar 7:14pm
Flash Strap:

i know just what you mean
Avatar 7:15pm
djnogoodnick:

Nice segue!! Feel like I'm on the good kind of trip
Avatar 7:16pm
djnogoodnick:

I was honestly gonna go out for food but you persuaded me to stick around and make what I can find in my paltry pantry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm
chresti:

Hi Flash and xplorers! Was listening from the shower.
Making coffee..
Avatar 7:16pm
Flash Strap:

the 1st Tangerine Dream LP: Edgar Froese and Conrad Schnitzler on guitar & "noises", Schulze on drums
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm
StringOFperils:

Good evening Flash and photon riders everywhere.
Avatar 7:16pm
Flash Strap:

hell yes Nick, I love to hear it
Avatar 7:16pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Chresti! SoP!
Avatar 7:17pm
Flash Strap:

early Tangerine dream also light on proper synths, making up for it with distorted organs and modified amplifiers / filters
Avatar 7:19pm
Flash Strap:

for the very first Ash Ra record, Schulze drumming once again. also credited with electronics
Avatar 7:21pm
Flash Strap:

Manuel Gottsching also in this incarnation of Ash Ra
Avatar 🥁 7:23pm
Little Danny:

Hell yeah Evan!!! Welcome back!
Avatar 7:24pm
Flash Strap:

Hi LD!
Avatar 7:24pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Looking @ album covers - thinking Julian Cope got 'Planetary Sit-In' from there...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm
Clifffiscal:

Hello all. sad day indeed. Looking forward to this show...
Avatar 7:29pm
Mantarray:

hi there Flash and explorers!!
Avatar 7:36pm
HyperDose:

I am enamored!
Avatar 7:36pm
Flash Strap:

@rev: haha you may be right
Avatar 7:37pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Cliff! Hi Mantarray!
Avatar 7:37pm
Flash Strap:

Irrlicht comes with this diagram: i.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:38pm
HyperDose:

German engineering ❤️
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm
Doug Schulkind:

Heaven is when I finish prepping my Friday morning show early and get to listen to Flash Strap and Little Danny without distraction.
Avatar 7:41pm
Flash Strap:

Heaven for us too Doug
Avatar 7:41pm
Flash Strap:

Der Teufel = The Devil
Avatar 7:43pm
Flash Strap:

not the best pic, but here's some of Wegmuller's Tarot deck: i.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:43pm
Flash Strap:

not as good as the classic "Pixie"-illustrated deck but interesting
Avatar 7:44pm
jaywbabcock:

Late arriver, so happy this is happening, thank you Evan, praise to you
Avatar 7:45pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Fairly traditional deck, really - which means he had a pretty detailed grasp of the imagery.
Avatar 7:45pm
Flash Strap:

Golowin was a "myth researcher" from Prague who was living in Switzerland and met/gave assistance to Timothy Leary there - like Wegmuller, Leary introduced him to Schulze and Manuel Gottsching, et al, and they did a wild weird record together
Avatar 7:45pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Jay!
Avatar 7:46pm
Flash Strap:

my thoughts exactly Rev
Avatar 7:49pm
Flash Strap:

Leary participated in his own album of this stripe, so to speak, with Ash Ra Tempel; not a top Ash Ra LP imo
Avatar 7:49pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

7 UP ?
Avatar 7:51pm
Flash Strap:

that's the one - i just don't really enjoy Leary's voice... though i haven't heard it in ages, maybe i'm off base
Avatar 7:51pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...iirc ? - Leary was on the lam from the USA - & not into just the 'enlightening' drugs anymore ?? Before his prison stay ??
Avatar 7:52pm
Flash Strap:

Also in this lineup with Schulze: the folk duo Witthüser & Westrupp
Avatar 7:53pm
Flash Strap:

@Rev: i believe that's correct, i think he met Golowin while hiding out at his place in Switzerland
Avatar 7:54pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 7:57pm
Flash Strap:

after he got sprung by the weather underground (and before he snitched on them)?
Avatar 🥁 7:57pm
Little Danny:

really dug that track from Irrlicht, evan, love hearing musicians working within the limits imposed on them by their instruments
Avatar 7:58pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- more dramatic than I remembered - but we digress...
Avatar 7:59pm
Flash Strap:

@LD: me too, might be my favorite of his solo LPs for that reason
Avatar 8:01pm
Flash Strap:

This Code III record is extremely unique, wonderful stuff, strange how rarely/how little it's exalted as a krautrock obscurity to the extent it deserves
Avatar 🥁 8:05pm
Little Danny:

yeah this is great!!! a bit of suicide in those grimy keyboard tones too
Avatar 8:05pm
Flash Strap:

apparently the mastermind behind this album, Manfred Schunke, was a pioneer of this recording concept (which i do not pretend to understand, really): en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:05pm
Aitch:

marvellous
Avatar 8:06pm
Flash Strap:

@LD: totally, and those dialogue samples feel so industrial-era too
Avatar 8:07pm
HyperDose:

I knew LD would be grooving along to this as he tidies up the ranch before the big show
Avatar 8:07pm
Flash Strap:

Schulze is credited with drums alone for this record, though there is reason to think he may have done much more in his single session (he was in the studio next door recording Blackdance, his 3rd LP, at the time)
Avatar 8:08pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh - Binaural Recording. @ its most crudely described - putting stereo microphones where human ears would be. People never have seemed too sure about it...
Avatar 🥁 8:10pm
Little Danny:

wow yeah this sound is so ahead of its time! loving it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
chresti:

Whoa who was that talking, Popeye?
Avatar 8:10pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Seriously people are doing things like this now.
Avatar 8:10pm
Flash Strap:

Popeye would never say "make war" the man may be a brawler but he's a true lover
Avatar 8:11pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

No sound?
Avatar 8:11pm
Flash Strap:

@rev: yeah i'm not insanely impressed with the recording quality per se but compositionally & texturally it's dynamite, weird, stimulating
Avatar 8:12pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not buffering or the stream - dead air. You?
Avatar 8:12pm
Flash Strap:

just the quiet part of this crazy concept album, it came very suddenly
Avatar 8:12pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh ! Beg your pardon.
Avatar 8:13pm
Flash Strap:

you never can tell!
Avatar 8:14pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Proving that FMU's 'dead air' *really is* more interesting than other station's music...
Avatar 🥁 8:14pm
Little Danny:

listening to this in headphones rn, it's really really trippy
Avatar 8:15pm
Flash Strap:

me too LD! we are in the same head
Avatar 8:16pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Suppose headphones would be the way w/ Binaural.
Avatar 8:16pm
HyperDose:

buzz buzz ✂️🧠
Avatar 🥁 8:18pm
Little Danny:

yeah revrab there were some moments a few minutes ago that made me yank my headphones off bc i thought they were coming from some other place outside of me
Avatar 🥁 8:18pm
Little Danny:

stone sober here btw lol
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm
chresti:

I shall follow suit with the ear phones.
Avatar 8:19pm
Flash Strap:

@LD: hate when that happens / love THAT it happens
Avatar 🥁 8:20pm
Little Danny:

come on in to the headspace chresti :)
Avatar 8:21pm
Flash Strap:

initially intended to select more of an excerpt from this album but just can't help but be a sucker for something going this many different places, had to linger
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:22pm
Aitch:

Carry on..
Avatar 8:23pm
Flash Strap:

Realizing I never gave you a proper hello Aitch! Hello my friend
Avatar 🥁 Swag For Life Member 8:24pm
Aitch:

Hey Evan and all, working/lurking, enjoying
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm
StringOFperils:

Losing oneself in the epic length and variation of this stuff was part of what it was all about. Alternate worlds.
Avatar 8:25pm
Flash Strap:

couldn't agree more SoP
Avatar 🥁 8:26pm
Little Danny:

was this cosmic jokers one of the surreptitiously-recorded jams you mentioned earlier flash?
Avatar 8:28pm
Flash Strap:

yeah - apparently Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser paid for everyone to get insanely psychedelicized and threw them in the studio and spun gold out of the jams, later dubbing vocals by his girlfriend (Sternenmädchen) and others, including Leary, and adding sound effects, remixing, etc. Schulze sued him for it
Avatar 8:29pm
Flash Strap:

vocal on this one seems to be Brian Barritt
Avatar 8:29pm
Flash Strap:

en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar 8:30pm
Flash Strap:

"add some sci-fi to this german hi-fi and we've got ourselves a new reality"
  8:30pm
Dean:

I've always found Schulze a little too austere, but I love Cosmic Jokers.
Avatar 8:31pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Dean! he can be very austere, can't argue with that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:39pm
WR:

Hey Y'all. Letting you know I'm listening in so I can be in on the Galactic Joke.
Avatar 8:40pm
Flash Strap:

Hey WR! you're in on it, you're on in it, it's a groovy scene man
Avatar 8:41pm
Flash Strap:

Schulze's 3rd LP - this track recorded with bass baritone Ernst Walter Siemon
Avatar 8:49pm
Flash Strap:

this album is so weird, still very of a piece with Irrlicht. more akin to early TD or Kluster than the other kosmische freakout music, and not yet Berlin School-esque
Avatar 8:50pm
Flash Strap:

one of my faves from him
Avatar 9:20pm
Flash Strap:

much more fully-synth sound here, something that will not diminish over the course of his career
Avatar 🥁 9:22pm
Little Danny:

once again totally contemporary sounding
Avatar 9:23pm
TDK60:

Wide mental space to stretch out......
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:24pm
StringOFperils:

Yes, this really resurged in the 90s w some forms of new 'electronica', eg. Future Sound of London etc
Avatar 9:24pm
Flash Strap:

yeah this one totally floats and has you float along with it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:27pm
coelacanth∅:

good evening Evan

rest in peace Klaus
Avatar 9:27pm
Flash Strap:

Hi Coelacanth!
Avatar 9:28pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Seems very TangerineDream with sequencers ... ~Hearts of Space stylee to me... Crossing over to that I suppose.
Avatar 🥁 9:29pm
Little Danny:

yeah totally stringy
Avatar 9:30pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...I'm so blindingly ignorant about Synths & Electronic Music - therefore hungry to be informed...
Avatar 9:30pm
Flash Strap:

@rev: definitely. a space he would occupy for the rest of the 70s really
  9:32pm
Dean:

We'd spin this stuff in the record store in Southern California where we worked. Most folks didn't notice or care, but some dug it.
Avatar 9:32pm
Flash Strap:

no idea what synths he's playing. i rarely have much of an idea unless it's clearly moog, buchla, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm
StringOFperils:

For 1974 - 75, these are listed as his studio inventory:
1973...Farfisa Duo organ, drums, EMS VCS 3, cheap effects, tape echo, second Revox, two little Farfisa mixers.
1974...Farfisa Duo organ, EMS Synthi A, ARP Odyssey, ARP 2600, Farfisa Syntorchester, tape echo, Revox, 10-channel Barth mixer.
1975...As above, plus Crumar Brass-Man, Crumar Multi-Man, Crumar Compact-string synthesizers, Syntanorma sequencer, 8-track tape recorder
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:38pm
StringOFperils:

After that, digital synthesis kicks in more
Avatar 9:38pm
Flash Strap:

yeah he went all digital at some point in the 80s
  9:39pm
Quinn02:

this looks like an awesome show. I'm looking forward to checking it out tomorrow.
Avatar 9:39pm
Flash Strap:

i don't know much about most of that but not surprised to see an ARP in the mix
Avatar 9:39pm
Flash Strap:

Hey Quinn2! hope you dig it when you dig in
  9:43pm
Quinn02:

was Klaus Schultze popular in his time?
  9:44pm
Dean:

I'd say absolutely. He was quite well known and appreciated.
Avatar 9:45pm
Flash Strap:

it's hard for me to really gauge the popularity of these German groups but yeah he made a ton of major label albums and was very well known
Avatar 9:45pm
Flash Strap:

Harald Grosskopf on drums for this track
  9:46pm
Dean:

I'm coming from the perspective of a retailer at the time. Was he Boston? No. But folks knew about him.
Avatar 9:47pm
northguineahills:

ah, found a Klause Schulze album I don't own....
Avatar 9:48pm
Flash Strap:

haha he certainly wasn't Boston
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Flash Strap:

hey NGH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm
StringOFperils:

I think I remember KS claiming (in an interview) that he really had no idea how to play any of these old pieces because he never played them the same way twice in the first place; he said he just twiddled knobs and patched things together and experimented, listened, and felt his way through performing & recording, and that to this day (that day) he had no idea how to play the machines objectively themselves (the big ARP and its kin)...srry, that's probably a grammatical train-wreck, all that
  9:49pm
Dean:

Well, truly, every other request was, "Do you have the new [Boston, Queen, REO Speedwagon...] album in those days. Made me crazy. But there were enough people into music to keep me engaged.
Avatar 9:49pm
northguineahills:

@Dean: *takes notes*
Avatar 9:50pm
Flash Strap:

@SoP: that makes sense and is very relatable really
Avatar 9:51pm
Flash Strap:

I heard the new REO Speedwagon's pretty good, let's ask that guy if it's in stock (of course it is)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:52pm
doctorjazz:

Ok, heading home, thanks for the great company, night all!
Avatar 9:53pm
Flash Strap:

safe travels and pleasant eve Doc
Avatar 9:57pm
TDK60:

Thanks, Flash.
Avatar 9:57pm
HyperDose:

See ya later, doc
Thank you, Evan!
Avatar 🥁 9:57pm
Little Danny:

this has been one of the great explorers room eps evan :)
Avatar 9:58pm
northguineahills:

Thanks, Flash!
Avatar 🥁 9:59pm
Little Danny:

i'll be untangling a pile of cables over at the cool blue flame next wfmu.org... come help me!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
StringOFperils:

Oh wow, I got so lost in that, I didn't realize the hour. Guess it's time to say thanks!! A bit sad to witness another piece of my past fading away, but it's great that you curated this nod to Herr Schulze.
  9:59pm
Quinn02:

Thank you! I enjoyed my 20 minutes of listening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
chresti:

Thanks Flash!
Avatar 10:01pm
Flash Strap:

My incredible pleasure to play these sounds for you all this evening. thank you truly for listening. Good night!
Avatar 10:01pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ FS ~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:01pm
WR:

Thank you Evan!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:04pm
Scott67:

Thanks Evan, a fitting Tribute mate!😎🤙👣🌈🌏🦋🌻
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm
Passaic River Blues:

What a show! Thank you for this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm
Rory:

A truly amazing tribute to the great Klaus Schulze. Perfect
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