Klaus Schulze

Body Love, Vol. 2

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Recorded in 1976 and released the next year, Body Love, Vol. 2 was intended as a soundtrack for a pornographic film. Nothing wrong with this in and of itself, but it is hard to imagine that Schulze's trance-inducing electronic improvisations would be considered an appropriate soundtrack for sex. "Nowhere -- Now Here" has a basic beat and spacy synths, but after 18 minutes, when the harpsichord solo starts, the simple prog rock absurdity of it shows that Schulze isn't taking his assignment too seriously. The dubbed-out introduction to "Stardancer II" shows a different side of Schulze's muse, but as it gets interesting, the regular synths start up and things return to normal. "Moogetique" is an atmospheric closer, 12 minutes of slowly undulating synths and ambient echoes. Body Love, Vol. 2 does not differ greatly from the rest of Schulze's body of work from around this time, similar to contemporary albums Moondawn and X. This album is as recommended as any other of his albums from this phase of his career.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 28:57
2 14:13
3 13:10
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