Mellow Drone

by Karsten Schulze

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There are forms of musical entities that are not expressed properly in elaborate composition but need a more spontaneous approach.

These recordings are loop improvisations performed live using M-Tron software which simulates the many different sounds that can or could be played on a mellotron. Some of these fascinating sounds are used here. Except very few overdubbed synth sounds everything you hear is taken from the old mellotron sound libraries.


released June 5, 2004

keyboard improvisations and occasional overdubs (DX-7, bit 01 and MS-10) on tracks 2 + 3 : KS

recorded on june 1st, 2004 in Kürten by Michael Peters who also contributed sound changes and spontaneous sound treatments

edited and mastered on June 5th, 2004
final re-editing and remix on dec. 15th, 2014

cover photographs : KS



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Karsten Schulze Dusseldorf, Germany

K. S. has been active in a variety of musical styles and he participated in lots of musical collectives (such as rock and fusion bands, church choirs, a capella quartets, etc.) as well as composing and recording solo. On this site you can find and listen to a collection of his musical efforts, which mostly are far away from the mainstream and often withdraw from categorization. ... more

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