It’s an electronic weekend on Echoes. First we ride Synthwaves by Quaschning & Schnauss, Echoes CD of the Month for August. Thorsten Quaschning recorded retrospace sounds under the name, Picture Palace Music. He’s also been a member of Tangerine Dream for the last 15 years or so. Ulrich Schnauss has been an Echoes favorite for all of this century going back to his debut album, Far Away Trains Passing By, a CD of the Month back then. For the last few years, he’s also been a member of Tangerine Dream. These two musicians have gotten together on an electronic album called Synthwaves . It’s a meeting of Dream-style sequencers and dynamics and Ulrich Schnauss’s shoegaze influenced electronica. We’ll explore this state-of-the-art sequencer album on Echoes.
Then we celebrate the 70th birthday of one of the Godfathers of the Quaeschning-Schnauss sound, Klaus Schulze. This icon of seventies futuristic music reaches his own future. We’ll celebrate the genius and pioneering spirit of this electronic legend. For more on Klaus, read Klaus Schulze’s 70th Birthday: Still Plugged In.