Klaus Schulze’s Mirage at 40

Mirage (Klaus Schulze album)

Source: Echoes.

In April of 1977, Schulze released Mirage, his eighth album in five years and while it had a more subdued energy and none of the driving sequencers of his previous work, Body Love and Moondawn, it does call back to his first two albums, Irrlicht and Cyborg, which were more inspired by Ligeti drones and string-like textures than trance rhythms. On Irrlicht he even had an orchestra that he recorded with one microphone on a cassette. Schulze himself just played an electric organ on Irrlicht and added a synthesizer for Cyborg.