*The CD re-release includes the 33-minute bonus track "C'est Pas La Meme Chose" as well as a 16-page booklet.* "Picture Music" is Klaus Schulze's fourth studio album. It contains two tracks, "Totem" and "Mental Door", which were recorded towards the end of 1974. The LP was released in January 1975 on the legendary Brain label. A British journalist attested to the publication's "hypnotic quality" at the time. In addition to the strong rhythm emphasis, the chirping, rising and falling synthesizer sounds may have been the reason for this. These were largely generated by the - now historical - EMS VCS 3. Schulze replaced the model a short time later with the EMS Synthi A. Actually the same instrument, only smaller and very easy to transport. No wonder, after all, Schulze began giving concerts as early as 1973. Together with his friends and old colleagues from Tangerine Dream, Schulze was for many years the only electronic music artist who traveled extensively and gave concerts all over Europe.
Total time: 79:59. [In booklet:] "Picture Music" was recorded 1973 in Berlin. Original release (without track 3): January 1975. The third track was never previously released in its entirely length. Tracks 1 and 2 are published 1975 by Schacht Musikverlage. Track 3 is published worldwide 2005 by P.O.E.M. Musikverlag. [On inner panel:] Published by Schacht-Musik-Verlage Hamburg. Recorded at Klaus Schulze-Studio, Berlin, 1973. [In booklet:] © 2005 Universal Music (tracks 1 and 2) © 2005 Klaus Schulze (track 3) ℗ 2016 MIG-Music GmbH [On back sleeve and CD:] ℗ 20016 MIG-Music GmbH © 20016 MIG-Music GmbH