Obscured By Klaus 1/ Part 1 (Namlook,Schulze) 5.01 2/ Part 2 (Namlook,Schulze) 7.25 3/ Part 3 (Namlook,Schulze,Laswell) 19.01 4/ Part 4 (Namlook,Schulze) 6.37 5/ Part 5 (Namlook,Schulze) 3.43 6/ Part 6 (Namlook,Schulze) 8.10 Recorded at Klanglabor, Traben-Trarbach/Mosel, Moldau Musik Studio and Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, New York Engineer at Greenpoint: Robert Musso Produced by Peter Kuhlmann Artwork by Yoko Yamabe @ Randesign (Bandcamp release)Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze: all sounds; Bill Laswell (3): additional sounds.
1998 - FAX +49-69/450464 (Germany), PK 08/143 (CD) 2004 - Ambient World (Germany), AW 032 (CD) 2016 - Made In Germany (Germany), MIG 01392 (5CD) 2019 - Music on Vinyl (Europe), MOVLP2479 (2x12") 2020 - Bill Laswell Bandcamp (digital)
Part 1 (4:59): Namlook (?) starts us off with a nice dark sequence, which provides Klaus with the basis for his deep Klaus-y chords to enter. The sequence gradually becomes more intense and rhythmic as the chords continue and eventually fade as we segue into...
Part 2 (7:22): The sequence continues, crescendos, and the percussion loop enters. As good as any of the DSotM trancey numbers (like DSotM V, part 3, but w/out Laswell).
Part 3 (18:58): Ambient and soundscapey. This is where the stretching out is. It is quite nice, though. As 18:00 approaches, the sequence from the end of Part 1 / beginning of Part 2 slithers up from behind every so sneakily and into...
Part 4 (6:34): ...A variation on Part 2, modulating some, and with brighter analog tones (think "BWOYYYY!"), then back to a more faithful rendition of Part 2, and then the brighter tones over the faithful Part 2. I like.
Part 5 (3:42): Mellotron-ish interlude. Nice, as far as mellotron interludes go.
Part 6 (8:09): Ambient and soundscapey - a bit darker than Part 3, plus a bit of piano to give the finale a nice, sad color.
Score: With DSotM V being a 10, this is a 9 (for brevity only).