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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Free System Projekt - "Narrow Lane" (2008)



Free System Projekt was founded in 1995 by Marcel Engels. Between 1995 and 2001 Marcel played with several guest members, like Dave Brewer, Bill Fox and AirSculpture. In 1999 Ruud Heij joined as a permanent member. In 2001 Frank van der Wel joined as long term member for 6 years, and left in the summer of 2007. Free System Projekt produces Electronic Music in the style of Tangerine Dream, Michael Hoenig and Klaus Schulze from the 1970's, trying to recreate the atmosphere from that era.
This album, as with 'Atmospheric Conditions', very much sees the guys in mid 70s inspired Tangerine Dream territory. The first part was recorded at the National Space Centre in 2006 while the second came from their 2007 Hampshire Jam performance. 


Gong - The 1989 Gas Tape (1989)



Wonderful tape of progressive/psychedelic rockers Gong from 1989.

Tracks A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, & B3 also on Invisible Opera Company Of Oz - Melbourne Studio Tapes BMO # 10.

- Magic Of The Circle: later released on the Daevid Allen (Voiceprint Radio Sessions) cd.
- Negotiate/Circle Around: on The Australian Years ("Peace Train") and Voiceprint Radio Sessions (shorter).
- Away Away : this version is unavailable elsewhere; different versions are on IOCT, Shapeshifter & 12 Selves.
- Garden Song: the Invisible Opera Company Of Oz - Melbourne Studio Tapes cd has a different edit.
- Bopera Gliss Pt II: later released on Daevid Allen (Voiceprint Radio Sessions).
- I Am A Tree: same version as on Fish In Sky Gas tape, different mix. Spring Studios, Melbourne, Australia '87.

This tape for GAS members was originally released on Ottersongs label (no catalogue number and no tracklist).

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mother Gong - Buddha's Birthday (1988)



A really rare and beautiful album by Mother Gong (Gilli Smyth) that was originally recorded and released in 1988 at "spring studio" , audio and video production studio in Melbourne, Australia that was founded and run by Harry Williamson (founding member of the Mother Gong band) since 1983.

Line-up / Musicians

- Harry Williamson / keyboards
- Gilli Smyth / vocals
- Rob Calvert / saxophone
- Rob George / drums, percussion
- Conrad Henderson / bass

Friday, May 26, 2017

Milan Pilar - Extensions (1986)



Czech bass player and composer, born November 20th, 1934 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Emigrated in 1962 to West Germany. "Extensions" is a nice ambient/synth-pop album with many short tracks in the style of library music.

Here

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cosmic Smokers ‎– On Another Planet (2005)



On the 25th June 2004 Adrian Beasley, John Christian and Pete Ruczynski met Grant Middleton from Under The Dome and Paul Nagle from Binar (plus a host of other projects) to rehearse for two days before their evening concert at The National Space Centre in Leicester on the 26th June. It was decided that the collective name they would perform under would be the Cosmic Smokers as a bit of a tribute to a different gathering of musicians in Germany some thirty years earlier. These were rehearsals with a difference however. The purpose of them was to get the five musicians used to working together as an improvising unit, not to come up with music that they would actually perform on the night of the concert. That music would be completely different. What we have here is the first collection of music from these rehearsals cross-faded into one another to make one long track separated into ten parts.

Cosmic Smokers ‎– Live At The National Space Centre (2004)



The Cosmic Smokers are something of an Electronic Music super group made up of:
- Adrian Beasley, John Christian & Pete Ruczynski (all from AirSculpture)
- Grant Middleton (from Under the Dome)
- Paul Nagle (from Binar, Joint Intelligence Committee, Headshock and solo)
They play a sequencer led improvised brand of Berlin School music.
Here is a nice live album from the concert at the National Space Centre (in flac format).


Enjoy

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Ministry Of Inside Things - Gate To Moonbase Alpha (2005)


The Ministry of Inside Things, consisting of electronic musician Chuck van Zyl and electric guitarist Art Cohen, are considered among the most innovative of US spacemusicians today. Influenced by the early music of Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Ash Ra Tempel, their spacemusic has been described as linear, leading the listener across many sonic terrains. Based on improvisation, The Ministry of Inside Things creates electronic realizations that flow from theme to theme, with the experience often lasting up to two hours. Through use of textures and atmospheres as well as harmony, rhythm and melody, the group transports the audience on an internal sonic excursion.

Van Zyl has been recording electronic music and performing live for more than 20 years but is best known for hosting one of the country's most successful radio shows of electronic music, STAR'S END, for the past 27 years. van Zyl has released two CDs of spacemusic on the Centaur label, Celestial Mechanics and The Relic as well as a collaborative effort with Peter Gulch, Regeneration Mode on Synkronos and The Sound Museum with Gulch and Rath on Groove Ltd. Art Cohen has been pushing the limits of the electric guitar in the studio and in live performance for well over 15 years.

The Ministry Of Inside Things has performed live at "Art & Technology" at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, "First Night Wilmington", the "Wild Talents" opening reception at the ICA, The Sellersville Theater, The Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA and as part of Voices Beyond the Dome, Gate To Moon Base Alpha, The Ambient Ping and The Gatherings concert series'. MoIT has also realized multiple live radio sets for STAR'S END, GALACTIC TRAVELS and NOCTURNAL TRANSMISSIONS.