*Issued in gatefold digipak with clear tray and 16-page booklet.* 'In the long run, this album will establish Klaus Schulze as an outstanding composer of electronic music', said the reviewer of Record World back in 1977 when he heard Mirage. Mirage is a masterpiece. Schulze's flexibility in terms of spirit and final production is shown here in a bizarre electronic winter landscape. The music used for this re-release was carefully transferred from original old analog master-tapes to digital equipment. And for those who have already everything of Klaus Schulze (including the Mirage album), he used here a slightly different version of 'Velvet Voyage'. Also a formerly unreleased long track which Klaus recorded six month prior to Mirage, the complete version of a soundtrack piece for a Dutch movie was added. Just five minutes from it were used once in a (long deleted) sampler. Klaus Schulze first attracted attention as a member of the German pioneers of electronic music, Tangerine Dream. Following the release of their debut LP, Electronic Meditation he departed for a solo career. Klaus's recorded work typically features extended pieces sometimes filling an entire album built around computer-generated synthesizers and other specially programmed electronic effects. Klaus Schulze remains a cult figure in the whole world. He is widely considered an avant-garde mainstay as well as a founding father of both the new-age space music and electronica genres.
"Mirage" was recorded during January of 1977 in Hambüren and Frankfurt, Germany Original release (without the bonus track): April 1977 Mirage Eine elektronische Winterlandschaft Dedicated to Hans Dieter Schulze.
Total: 77:10 - originally released in 1977 - ℗ 2017 MIG-Music GmbH © 2016 MIG-Music GmbH Made in Germany This release has NOT the occasional audio drop-outs associated with the previous reissues. Tracks' duration as printed on release: 1) 28:16 2) 29:15 3) 19:39