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CONTEMPORARY WORKS I is a limited edition 10-CD box set released by Klaus Schulze in September 2000 containing new studio material. The CDs are in cardboard sleeves housed in a wooden box. For Schulze had a lot of fellow musicians collaborating in this box set, only 6 CDs go under his name solely, one is declared as Wahnfried album, one goes under the collaboration band name U.S.O., one under "Klaus Schulze vs. Solar Moon" and the last CD is a compilation with shorter tracks mostly based on music from the set. The 6 Schulze solo CDs were later reissued as "normal" single albums.

Tracks

CD 1 - VANITY OF SOUNDS [reissued 2005]

  1. Vanity Of Sounds (17:08)
  2. Sacred Romance (23:13)
  3. The Wings Of String (14:47)
  4. From Words To Silence (23:40)

CD 2 - THE CRIME OF SUSPENSE [reissued 2006]

  1. Good Old 4 On The Floor (24:00)
  2. J.E.M. (17:26)
  3. Overchill (29:24)

CD 3 - TRANCE 4 MOTION by Wahnfried [reissued 2018]

  1. Local Scanning (45:57)
  2. Aphrodesire (17:40)
  3. Global Midication (15:31)

CD 4 - PRIVEÉ by U.S.O. [reissued 2016]

  1. The Keyhole (04:02)
  2. Privat (19:06)
  3. Privée (16:43)
  4. Private (25:01)

CD 5 - DOCKING by Klaus Schulze vs. Solar Moon [reissued 2017]

  1. Let The Rain Come (22:42)
  2. You Get What... (22:17)
  3. Strong (14:52)
  4. Sugar Mode (16:46)

CD 6 - BALLETT 1 [reissued 2006]

  1. Getting Near (10:43)
  2. Slightly Touched (29:32)
  3. Agony (36:30)

CD 7 - BALLETT 2 [reissued 2006]

  1. Atmosphère Concret (07:35)
  2. Kagi's Lament (30:12)
  3. Wolf's Ponticelli (24:18)
  4. The Smile Of Shadows (12:06)

CD 8 - BALLETT 3 [reissued 2007]

  1. My Ty She (75:40)

CD 9 - BALLETT 4 [reissued 2007]

  1. Mellowtrone (13:53)
  2. Soft 'n' Groovy (30:00)
  3. To B Flat (23:52)

CD 10 - ADDS & EDITS

  1. Global Medication (03:48)
  2. Windy Times (04:50)
  3. Short Romance (05:40)
  4. Outer Canal Street (03:44) by Solar Moon
  5. Privatissimo (04:03)
  6. Deserve (04:59)
  7. Trance 4 Motion (05:46)
  8. Strongly (03:49)
  9. A Tiny Violin (04:14)
  10. Solar Moon (04:11) by Solar Moon
  11. Castles (04:11)
  12. Short Rain (03:43)
  13. Ruins (04:29)
  14. Vox 'n' Harmony (05:23)
  15. Eleven 2 Eleven (10:05)
  16. The Breeze (05:31)

Details

Recording Date: 1998 - 2000

Recording site(s): Hambühren

Producer(s): Klaus Schulze

Composer(s): Klaus Schulze

Musician(s): Klaus Schulze, Julia Messenger (vocals), Thomas Kagermann (violin, flute, vocals), Wolfgang Tiepold (cello), Jörg Schaaf (electronics), Olli Finken (guitar), Uwe Lehr (drums), Tom Dams (vocals, drum loops), Georg Boskamp (bass, drum loops), Tobias Becker (oboe)

Notes

Each of the 10 CDs has an album title as highlighted in the tracklist. Therefore CONTEMPORARY WORKS I consists of these 10 albums:

  1. VANITY OF SOUNDS
  2. THE CRIME OF SUSPENSE
  3. TRANCE 4 MOTION
  4. PRIVEÉ
  5. DOCKING
  6. BALLETT 1
  7. BALLETT 2
  8. BALLETT 3
  9. BALLETT 4
  10. ADDS & EDITS


The 6 Schulze solo albums have been reissued as single albums:

  1. VANITY OF SOUNDS (2005)
  2. THE CRIME OF SUSPENSE (2006)
  3. BALLETT 1 (2006)
  4. BALLETT 2 (2006)
  5. BALLETT 3 (2007)
  6. BALLETT 4 (2007)

The 3 collaborative albums were reissued as well, with TRANCE 4 MOTION (2000) being scheduled for re-release in August 2018.

  1. PRIVÉE (2016)
  2. ULTIMATE DOCKING (2017)
  3. TRANCE 4 MOTION (2018)

The compilation ADDS & EDITS was preissued as the promotional sampler ESSENTIAL EXTRACTS (2000), but without the cross fadings, therefore the tracks are slightly longer on this promo. It is also referred to as ADDS 'N' EDITS. Most of the tracks of this CD have been reissued on several other Klaus Schulze reissues.

Part of the music from CONTEMPORARY WORKS I was used in:

  • the Iranian movie "Looking Through" by Maani Petgar


The cover design is by Stefan Rose.

Equipment

Electronics

Releases

Germany