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RIP Klaus Schulze (1947 – 2022)

“Tango-Saty” is on the Daily Fingertracks

Klaus Schulze was a German composer and musician, a pioneer in electronic music. Briefly a member of the Krautrock bands Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, and the Cosmic Jokers he launched a solo career consisting of more than 60 albums.

“Ttransfer Station Blue”, scrub to 3:40 to find the fragment that DJ Harvey has been known to play.

In my universe he is known for such compositions as “Tango-Saty” (1983) and “Transfer Station Blue” (1984).

Angst. Check that film.

He also composed soundtracks for films such as Angst (1983).

Meat Loaf (1947 – 2022)

“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (1977)

Meat Loaf was an American singer noted for his grotesque stage persona. He is best known for interpreting two songs written by Jim Steinman: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (1977) and “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (1993) .

Meat Loaf became 74.

Steinman died died last year.

RIP Jim Steinman (1947 – 2021)

Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983)

Jim Steinman was an American composer best known for his work with Meat Loaf.

In general I find his music unbearably swollen kitsch. Bombast is the word. Steinman himself called it Wagnerian rock.

However, I admit that I have soft spot for “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (1983), a song interpreted by Bonnie Tyler.

That song happens to be in the Jahsonic top 1000 (part 2).