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TRANCEFER
is the fourteenth solo album by Klaus Schulze, originally released on 1 October 1981. The title is a word play on "trance" and "transfer".

Tracks

  1. A Few Minutes After Trancefer (18:20)
  2. Silent Running (18:57)
  3. A Few Minutes After Trancefer (Version 33 Halfspeed) (18:17) Bonus Track
  4. Silent Running (Version 45) (19:07) Bonus Track

Details

Recording Date: 1981

Recording site(s): Hambühren

Producer(s): Klaus Schulze

Composer(s): Klaus Schulze

Musician(s): Klaus Schulze, Wolfgang Tiepold (cello), Michael Shrieve (percussion)

Notes

TRANCEFER was Schulze's first album on his own label INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATION (IC). With the original total running time of 37:23, it was the shortest Schulze album until the 2006 reissue doubled its running time.

While producing TRANCEFER, three different versions were tested: the "normal" 33 rpm version, a 45 rpm version (common on early IC-albums for sound and promotional reasons) and a halfspeed-cut". The differences in sound quality were minor, so the normal 33 rpm version got in production. In addition, 300 copies each of the two test LPs were manufactured and given to friends and journalists. For unknown reasons there were slightly different mixes used for those test LPs. Two of these alternative versions were chosen as bonus tracks on the 2006 reissue of TRANCEFER.

Silent Running maybe inspired by the science fiction movie "Silent Running" (1972).

The cover design is by Schulze, Claus Cordes and kdm. In 1985, GRAMAVISION in the USA reissued parts of Schulze's back catalogue with new covers showing printed circuit boards superimposed over photographs of landscapes.

In 2006 TRANCEFER was the twenty-third Schulze album reissued by REVISTED RECORDS as part of a series of Schulze album reissues.

Some music from TRANCEFER was used in:

  • the French science tv magazine "Futur's" (1989)

Equipment

G.D.S. computer synthesizer, electronics, persussion, cello

Releases

Germany

  • 1981 INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATION KS 80 014 LP
  • 1981 INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATION KS 81 014 LP 45rpm version [limited 300]
  • 1981 INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATION KS 82 014 LP halfspeed-cut [limited 300]
  • 1981 INNOVATIVE COMMUNICATION KS 80014 LP
  • 1984 BRAIN 823 605-1 (black Brain) LP
  • 1984 BRAIN 823 605-2 CD
  • 2006 SPV/REVISTED RECORDS REV 071 CD Digipak

France

  • 1981 EMI PATHÉ 20 068-64636 LP

UK

  • 1981 DJM RECORDS DJF 20579 LP
  • 1994 TKO MAGNUM THUNDERBOLT CDTB 146 CD

Italy

  • 1980 BASE RECORDS KS 80 014 LP

Benelux

  • 1981 ROADRUNNER RR 9993 LP

US

  • 1984 GRAMAVISON 18-7025-1 LP
  • 1996 MAGNUM AMERICA MACD 048 CD

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