Another pioneer of electronic music, Klaus Schulze
, died on Tuesday evening, 26-Apr-2022. Schulze was 74 years old. Although he had been ill for a long time, his death was nevertheless sudden and unexpected, his son and the record company manager said.
Schulze is considered a co-founder of the "Berlin School", a style of electronic music that is primarily associated with the group Tangerine Dream. Schulze was also a member of Tangerine Dream as a drummer for a short time at the beginning, at the end of the 1960s, but soon left the group to start a solo career.
Schulze was internationally successful, but remained more of an insider tip in Germany. Many major international DJs called him the "Godfather of Techno". Schulze had just finished working on a new album, which was to be released on 10-Jun-2022 under the title "Deus Arrakis".
Schulze's music was characterised by very extended soundscapes and sequences. Schulze, who also worked with other artists such as Arthur Brown, Alphaville and Hans Zimmer, released more than 50 solo albums. He had always remained true to his unmistakable way of creating music, but had always remained open to new, innovative, experimental things, it was said.Rest in peace, Klaus Schulze - and Thank You for the Music.