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Total sales of Klaus Schulze: Electronic Music Legend, currently 693.
Reactions to Klaus Schulze: Electronic Music Legend:
Steve Roach (interviewed in book) www.Steveroach.com: "Your book...congrats, a true labor of love and you have to be proud....You did a nice job on a vast subject, the majority of the interviews are cool, informative and some behind the scenes looks one almost never reads about."
Glenn Folkvord, PlanetOrigo.com (responding to a Yahoo groups post) "And I'd like to really recommend this book, it's very detailed and extensive, with some good contributions from several prominent people. A must-have, not only for Schulze fans but also because it's a huge document on a big part of electronic music history."
Lothar Lubitz from Syngate.net: "Hi Greg, Finally I get it and I am deeply impressed - Excellent Book - I already added it to Syngate with all info. Regards Lothar"
Seán Hipkiss (comment left on my MySpace page) "Hello Greg - Thanks for the add, and thanks for the terrific book too! You have undertaken an insurmountable challenge to document and comment on the huge musical output and career of the electronic music genius Klaus Schulze in your recent book, and you have succeeded admirably. Best Wishes - Seán"
Gary Andrews on Facebook:
"Superb book on the innovative pioneer of electronic [music]..essential
Geoffrey Whitehead on Klaus_Schulze group on Yahoo.com: "G'day Greg: Thank you for the copy of your book. It is a great source of information and your reviews of KS cds are excellent. I also loved all of your interviews especially the one with KS. An excellent book!!"
Thomas from Oslo, Norway on his MySpace blog: "I thought I would like to make you aware of the new (and excellent) book about Klaus Schulze. It is written by Greg Allen, and features loads of information, interviews, reviews and other interesting aspects to the electronic universe of Klaus Schulze. The book is called: "Klaus Schulze: Electronic Music Legend".
Archie Patterson (Eurock) www.Eurock.com: "I
have gotten some nice feedback [from] the Euro customers who got
it, they are very happy!"
Tobias Fisher in review in www.Toakfi.com: "The result of 1,5 years of persistent work and, as he freely admits, an aggressive approach, Klaus Schulze Electronic Music Legend has now been made available by specialist mail order Eurock. Containing reviews of almost the complete Schulze discography (including sideprojects), interviews with friends, colleagues and collaborators as well as a plethora of appurtenant quotes, it represents a first and expansive effort of shedding light into a career which now spans 40 years and has gone through as many memorable peaks as it has experienced medial troughs. Just flicking through the pages of the book gives you the excited feeling of being granted access to a wealth of previously unavailable information."
John from Scotland: "Hi Greg. Just a short note...First of all Thanks for such a marvelous book. My copy arrived this morning and I immersed myself earlier. Such a joy to read and no big technical jargon which is a good thing."
Dennis Dithmar: "I have obtained the book and I am really glad I did so. Even though I have only read a third of it, it has already offered several insights that I couldn't possibly get from others - except maybe from Harald. It's not expensive but definately worth much more than the price tag on it." and...."Since I got your book I bought 6 more KS-CDs (even though I have more than 20 to start with). So on one important note this book makes a huge difference. You should tell that to Klaus' manager. Your book makes people buy even more of the music from the maestro. Have a good one and all the best to your sales statistics!!!"
Julia Messenger (interviewed in the
book) www.Juliamessenger.com: "Hey Greg! Congratulations
on your fantastic book! It's awesome! It's such a beautifully
detailed and well done 'anthology' of Klaus' work..:-)
I'm finding it really interesting finding more out about Klaus myself! How does he like the book? Also... thanks for portraying me so well! I'm very very honoured to be a part of this!!"
Vedic Space Program (from MySpace.com): "Subject: I just got your book in the mail and it's amazing! Hi Greg, I wanted to let you know that I'm very impressed with your book and I appreciate the work that you put in to making it happen. Schulze has a huge body of work which makes your book an absolute neccessity for exploring beyond the "classic" albums. I really was happy to see detailed information, including the diagram, regarding his 70's synth set up. I am a synth musician so it is quite meaningful to me. I am going to post a review on Amazon, but for some reason they don't always post them, which is frustrating after you take the time to write a thoughtful review. Thanks again."
David Law of Synth Music Direct www.synthmusicdirect.com: "We have just got in stock what I believe to be the first proper book about Klaus Schulze. It is over 300 pages long (almost A4 size) with, as well as an interview with Klaus Schulze [and] also other interviews about Klaus with many of the people who have worked with him or who have been influenced by him....There are also photos and reviews of almost all his albums and features on some of his early electronic intruments. The author Greg Allen is obviously a huge Schulze fan who has put his life and soul into this book and his enthusiasm shines through every page."
Mark Jenkins review written for Keyboard
Player magazine (www.keyboardplayer.com): Greg Allen
- "Klaus Schulze - Electronic Music Legend"
"Greg Allen has made an excellent job of creating (through self-publishing group www.Trafford.com) the first large scale book on Klaus Schulze, combining interviews, history, photos and his personal album assessments into a fascinating insight on the man's career.
Now some of this material is available elsewhere. Most of the photos have been seen inside recently re-issued CD covers, a lot of the discographies have been published in leaflet form by those connected to Schulze's own website, and Allen's personal opinions on each CD have to be taken with a pinch of salt (actually they're mostly very sensible, he finds the awe-inspiring "Body Love" a career peak, but is much too easily impressed by the very ordinary "Dark Side of the Moog" collaborations with ambient musician Pete Namlook).
But taken as a whole, the book is something unique, an extremely well-balanced combinations of review reprints, personal assessments, and background interviews with Schulze collaborators from Japanese keyboardist Kitaro to German pop icon Marian Gold. The entire period from the late 1960's to the recent "Kontinuum" album is covered, and though the picture reproduction quality in not of the highest in this form of short-run printing, it's fascinating to see Schulze's little stack of analog keyboards - the organs, ARP's and EMS synths - grow into a Moog-dominated monster, then mutate into a MIDI module stack and beyond into a software-dominated computer conglomeration.
Having said that, I don't think Allen is a keyboardist himself, but the technical questions he poses in the book (often directly to Schulze himself) offer plentiful illumination as to the exact usage of various instruments through the years. The way Schulze takes on unusual venues such as the London Planetarium, and collaborates sometimes at very short notice with singers, guitarists and other musicians is also clarified in fascinating detail.
The book can be ordered from www.Eurock.com in the USA at 40 US dollars plus mailing, and is well worth purchasing for anyone interested in the more experimental side of keyboard music."
Lothar Lubitz review at www.Syngate.com: "Finally, a book on the 'Electronic Music Legend' Klaus Schulze is available in English. In 316 pages that include all the latest photos, Greg Allen pays tribute to the greatest synth musician since the early 1970s. After an introduction on Klaus' early instruments, all albums by KS - from Irrlicht to Kontinuum - are examined in a collection of review excerpts from various known sources combined with recent interviews (2007/2008) with KS himself, Harald Großkopf and others, plus Greg's own reviews, opinions and impressions. That allows the author to avoid glorification while making the overall reviews objective and highly readable. Lothar Lubitz, SynGate 2008"
Tom George: "Hi Greg, I bought your book from Vic Rek [www.Ricochetdream.com] and I loved it. I actually went out and bought some remasters after reading your reviews of the bonus tracks."
Sean Becker, Crystal Lake
IL: "Klaus Schulze is, and always will be my favorite artist,
period. I have not been able to put your book down this weekend,
it is so fantastic....Since getting the book, I have been on the
longest running Klaus kick ever. Since there is so much from Silver
Edition and after, it's like listening to most of it for the first
time again. Thanks again for all your hard work."
Tobias from Berlin: BTW: I got your mail just listening to Jubilee Edition 7. During the last week I've listen to JE #1 till #7 the first time since two years - always reading the related chapter of your book. I had a very good time. Thank you very much! Tobias from Berlin
Robert from Tennessee on MySpace: "I love the book. I would like to add you as friend. Thanks for some great reading."
Jason Gross of Perfect Sound Forever:
"If I was going to write a book about a certain krautrock
artist who's made captivating music for decades , it would probably
look something like Greg Allen's new tome Klaus Schuze- Electronic
Music Legend. The book culls numerous interviews including some
that Allen's done with KS himself (and one I did with him too)
as well as his knowledgable long time manager Klaus D. Mueller
and former associates plus reviews of KS's many albums, numerous
reviews, website research and a nice batch of photos. You can
call it a bit amateurish but I say it's a captivating book written
by a fan for other KS fans and it does the subject proud with
its attention to detail and care. I would have liked to see a
few essays or think pieces about KS but otherwise, you'll be hard
pressed to find a more complete look at his career. Personal favorite:
an exhaustive dig through his equipment and synths that he's deplored."
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