4 August 1947, Berlin, Germany. Schulze is one of the fathers of modern electronic music. Originally a drummer, he joined pioneering Krautrock unit Tangerine Dream in 1969 and played on their debut album before leaving to form Ash Ra Tempel with Manuel Göttsching and Hartmut Enke. After participating in the recording of this bands self-titled debut, Schulze left to embark on a solo career. Irrlicht, released on the Ohr subsidiary of Hansa Records, comprised long, meandering pieces recorded using electronic organ and oscillators. The first Schulze album to use synthesizers was 1974s Blackdance, and during the late 70s he collaborated with Stomu Yamashta. He also toured with Arthur Brown, who sang on Dune, an album inspired by Frank Herberts cult science fiction novel. His soundtrack work during this period included two volumes of music recorded for the soft porn movie, Body Love.
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