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You'll most likely love it or hate it
on May 30, 2012
As the reviews here indicate, KS fans are very divided when it comes to Audentity. Is it self-indulgent, noisy trash, or daring, experimental brilliance? I am firmly in the latter camp. My first KS album was Body Love Vol. 2; Audentity was my second. I must admit, going from a classic retro synthesizer-based album to this avante garde conglomeration of electronics and symphonics was quite a jolt. I liked the long, meditative pieces "Cellistica" and "Spielglocken" immediately, particularly the latter. But I didn't know what to do with the three shorter, quirkly tracks and I thought "Sebastian im Traum" was unlistenable weirdness...at first. From melancholy strings, doors slamming, and all sorts of seeming random, unrelated noise, emerges a beautiful crystalline sound forming the main theme that holds the 28-plus minutes together. It took several patient listens, but eventually I became enthralled with it. Audentity is one-of-a-kind in the extensive Klaus Schulze canon. For the uninitiated I would definitely start elsewhere, but for the adventurous you will be richly rewarded.