Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Jorge Reyes Valencia is an ambient-electronic music composer from Mexico. He uses electronic sounds together with acoustic folk Mexican to create a psychedelic/tribal atmosphere. In his debut album "Ek-Tunkul" he is also playing an electric guitar (influenced by progressive rock). Very enjoyable album!
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The two authorized recordings presented here vividly conjure up the atmosphere, perhaps even the magic, of a Cluster performance back in the day. One took place in 1977 during a science fiction festival in Metz (France). The other dates back to an earlier show in Hamburg's Fabrik venue. Cluster played three gigs in the city in 1971/1972, including the one partially included on "Cluster II".
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Modulator ESP is Jez Creek, a composer of electronic ambient/Berlin-school music from U.K. He produces improvised experimental soundscapes using synthesizers, sampling, sequencing, looping and processing to create strange worlds of sound somewhere between '70s space music, noise and dark ambient drone. He produces a fortnightly show at electro-music.com called Adventures In Sound
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
"Astray" reminds me of the brilliant moments of Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. It was recorded from a cassette in 1992 (except the last three tracks that were recorded in 2003). Hansen used the yamaha SY22, CS6x, Korg Polysix and other wonderful machines.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
A collaborative of a two musicians in an improvised setting. Thought Guild came about when Christopher Cameron and Gregory Kyryluk(aka Alpha Wave Movement) started discussing their interest in 1970s and 80s electronic and new age music(Kitaro/Ashra/Popul Vuh +).
Most of the projects output was stem celled from a core of late night jam sessions where the setting involved dusting off some of Cameron's prized analog synth gear, channeling the creative muses and improvising direct to disc. Thought Guild was nothing more than two guys getting together and making music off the cuff so the end result was slightly less polished raw with energy and "eclectic" artistic embellishments. The project was never meant to be a steady gig and music was recorded at the proverbial the spur of the moment riding the wave of synthetic inspiration.
Three full length releases and one collection of live and rare studio demos compromises the entire catalog of Thought Guild's improvised musical opuses. Thought Guild is now a defunct project as of the 2011 passing of Christopher Cameron
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
1 –Michael Amerlan Carillon
2 –Tim Clark Invisible Universe 1
3 –Tim Clark Invisible Universe 2
4 –Tim Clark Rings 3
5 –Tim Clark Halley's 2
6 –Tim Clark Milky Way 1
7 –Tim Clark Milky Way 2
8 –Michael Amerlan Contemplative Ascent
9 –Steve Roach & Kevin Braheny The Other Side
10 –Steve Roach Quiet Friend
Very nice compilation of Ambient electronic music from the 80s.
Madrid based Duncan Goddard plays keyboards and bass guitar in the British group Radio Massacre International (with Steve Dinsdale and Gary Houghton) with whom he has recorded a number of albums variously categorised as "space rock", "krautrock" and "Berlin School". He and Steve started playing electronic music together in Teesside in the late 1970s, and the band have played various festivals around the world