Monday, July 11, 2022

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook - The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 01 - Vol. 11 [1994 - 2008] + The Evolution Of The Dark Side Of The Moog [2002] (12 x CD's)

 

KLAUS SCHULTZE (4 Aug 1947 - 26 Apr 2022) & PETER NAMLOOK (25 Nov 1960 -  Nov 2012)   [R.I.P.]

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook - The Dark Side Of The Moog Vol. 01 - Vol. 11 [1994 - 2008] + The Evolution Of The Dark Side Of The Moog [2002] (12 x CD's)

The collaboration between influential German artists Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) led to the famous The Dark Side of the Moog series. A legendary series of recordings, Dark Side Of The Moog grew more or less unplanned to a sprawling, stately-sized series of eleven volumes recorded between 1994 and 2008, only ending with the early, tragic death of Pete on November 8th 2012.

The relationship between Klaus and Pete and the exchange of ideas was unorthodox from the beginning of their co-operation, in that they rarely met personally. The most remarkable contacts they had were outside of their studios, the interplay and chemistry between them is clearly evident. The influence Namlook had on Klaus's music in the middle of the nineties should not be taken lightly, because although Klaus dearly loved those early-analogue elements from his own music, they had become, to an extent, lost. It was Pete who fortified him to go back to the analogue charm of his early albums and it was Pete who supported him in the modification of his analogue instruments, leading finally to the epoch-making Schulze album from 1996 - Are You Sequenced?

It’s certainly hard to imagine something like The Dark Side of the Moog, a truly enormous eleven-album series of multipart electronic space epics with titles that riff on Pink Floyd, built around and named for a synthesizer that was the absolute antithesis of musical fashion in the mid-1990's, coming out of the traditional band pipeline. Originally released on Pete Namlook’s label Fax +49-69/450464. The Dark Side of the Moog is a work of Wagnerian scale with a positively sumptuous sound quality, like a soundtrack for a sci-fi movie series without a sci-fi movie series or clear genre affiliation or apparent target market or any reason for existing because the people who made it wanted it to. With Klaus Schulze wielding a hulking Moog modular synth, ‘70s Kosmische Musik, though the selection of timbres is more limited since there is only one analog synth highlighted instead of an entire arsenal. In addition to Schulze’s icy synths and Namlook’s even icier beats comes Bill Laswell, who lends his trademark funk/dub bass sounds and grooves to give it a more rhythmic character to some of the series. It is evocative, haunting, sometimes gorgeous music and a testament to the continued relevance of analog equipment in a digital world.   (exerpts thevinylvoice.com)

The Evolution of the Dark Side of the Moog    is a collection of pieces from Vol. 1 through Vol. 8 of that glorious e-music series from Pete Namlook, Klaus Schulze, and, on half of them, Bill Laswell. This CD traces the growth of the series and includes the now-famous Robert Moog introduction from Vol. 5. These three visionaries have created a series that rates as some of the best space music ever to grace a disc changer. Gathering pieces from the entire set into one disc is a stroke of genius and as exciting as anything. This is neither psychoactive nor psychoacoustic. It is almost perfect space music for cadets and even for casual fans. It is essential even for collectors with the entire set on hand already.  (AllMusic review by Jim Brenholts)

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Track lists


Vol. 01

01 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part I 5:01

02 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part II 5:00

03 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part III 5:00

04 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part IV 4:59

05 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part V 5:00

06 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part VI 4:59

07 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part VII 5:00

08 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part VIII 5:00

09 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part IX 5:00

10 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Wish You Were There Part X 6:17


Vol. 02

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part I 5:00

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part II 5:00

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part III 5:00

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part IV 4:59

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part V 5:00

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part VI 4:59

07 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part VII 4:59

08 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part VIII 5:00

09 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part IX 5:00

10 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part X 5:00

11 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part XI 4:59

12 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze A Saucerful Of Ambience, Part XII 6:01


Vol. 03

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Phantom Heart Brother, Part I 18:26

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Phantom Heart Brother, Part II 12:15

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Phantom Heart Brother, Part III 10:05

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Phantom Heart Brother, Part IV 6:12

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Phantom Heart Brother, Part V 9:12

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Phantom Heart Brother, Part VI 2:48


Vol. 04

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part I 6:55

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part II 21:47

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part III 4:57

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part IV 2:21

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part V 2:27

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part VI 7:56

07 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part VII 2:53

08 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part VIII 8:51

09 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn, Part IX 1:50


Vol. 05

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part I 0:14

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part Ii 4:30

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part Iii 8:29

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part Iv 3:45

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part V 16:21

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part Vi 8:45

07 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part Vii 9:50

08 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Psychedelic Brunch, Part Viii 8:22


Vol. 06

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Final DAT Part I 7:55

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Final DAT Part II 7:09

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Final DAT Part III 4:41

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Final DAT Part IV 9:41

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Final DAT Part V 24:09

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Final DAT Part VI 10:41


Vol. 07

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Obscured By Klaus, Part I 5:01

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Obscured By Klaus, Part II 7:25

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Obscured By Klaus, Part III 19:00

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Obscured By Klaus, Part IV 6:36

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Obscured By Klaus, Part V 3:43

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze (Feat. Bill Laswell) Obscured By Klaus, Part VI 8:10


Vol. 08

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part I 25:16

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part II 1:12

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part III 6:18

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part IV 8:08

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part V 4:35

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part VI 15:39

07 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part VII 6:58

08 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Careful With The Aks, Peter, Part VIII 8:39


Vol. 09

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Mother Part I 19:27

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Mother Part II 4:27

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Mother Part III 12:17

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Mother Part IV 1:29

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Mother Part V 11:42

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Mother Part VI 5:07


Vol. 10

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Astro Know Me Domina, Part I 16:52

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Astro Know Me Domina, Part II 3:23

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Astro Know Me Domina, Part III 4:05

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Astro Know Me Domina, Part IV 11:50

05 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Astro Know Me Domina, Part V 8:57

06 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze Astro Know Me Domina, Part VI 5:09


Vol. 11

01 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Heart Of Our Nearest Star, Part I 17:40

02 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Heart Of Our Nearest Star, Part II 22:00

03 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Heart Of Our Nearest Star, Part III 11:10

04 Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze The Heart Of Our Nearest Star, Part IV 5:20


The Evolution Of The Dark Side Of The Moog

01 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook Intro (Voice By Robert A. Moog) 0:12

02 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook I - Wish You Were There (Excerpt) (1994) 3:32

03 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook II - A Saucerful Of Ambience (Excerpt) (1995) 15:01

04 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook II 3 - Phantom Heart Brother (1995) 5:26

05 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook III 4 - Phantom Heart Brother (1995) 6:17

06 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook IV 7 - Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn (With Bill Laswell 1996) 2:39

07 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook IV 8 - Three Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn (With Bill Laswell 1996) 8:45

08 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook V 8 - Psychedelic Brunch (With Bill Laswell 1996) 8:03

09 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook VI 6 - The Final Dat (With Bill Laswell 1997) 10:28

10 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook VII 6 - Obscured By Klaus (With Bill Laswell 1998) 7:57

11 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook VII 2 - Careful With The Aks, Peter (1999) 1:09

12 Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook VIII 6 - Careful With The Aks, Peter (1999) 8:42

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4 comments:

  1. thanks BB this should sound good on my headphones

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    1. Hi doors97426,
      I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
      Cheers.

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  2. Two great missed artists. thx a lot

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    1. Hi musicyoucan.
      A beautiful set by two beautiful minds.
      Cheers.

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