"Picture Music" is Klaus Schulze's third solo album recorded in 1973 and released during the early part of 1975 (after the release of "Blackdance"). The album has gone on to be one of the most innovative electronic music releases from the German music scene and paved the way for Schulze's breakthrough opus "Timewind".
The original album included two long tracks. The opening track "Totem" is a nearly 24-minute tour-de-force consisting of a hypnotic bubbling sequencer rhythm and cosmic synth leads. The piece builds with intesity as it approaches the middle with the rhythm speeding up building to a climax which leads to a calm cathedral-like organ finale.
The other track, the ARP 2600 infused "Mental Door" begins with what almost sounds like a continuation of "Totem" before shifting into an improvised chordal synth lead giving way to a Krautrock jam with Schulze playing drums, percussion and a wild synth solo. The piece then moves into its final section with haunting string-synth chords and the drum beat being pushed to the back of the mix.