Thaneco "Unearthly Delight" (2018)

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij - Silent Witnesses Of Industrial Landscapes (2008)

Gert Emmens and Ruud Heij first met in 1997, both being member of a Dutch club for Electronic Music lovers. It took a number of years before they started to collaborate, in 2003.
Recording sessions take place in both of the studio's of Ruud of Gert, but after Gert moved to a smaller place, the sessions mostly are in Ruud's studio in Utrecht Netherlands.
The recordings are based on improvisation. When getting together in the studio, Ruud starts to develop a sequence, using on of his sequencers and the huge Symthesizer.COM modular mostly. While Ruud is doing this, Gert tries some melodies and chordchanges over this sequences. Once the sequence is programmed it is just a matter of pressing the record buttion and they start playing and see what happens. During the recording, Ruud changes the sequences. That ;eads to a basic track. Mostly two or three versions are being recorded. Afterwards, it is mostly Gert, who completes the tracks and mixes and masters them.

Code Indigo - E-Live Special Edition (2006)

Code Indigo is one of those hard to categorise electronic avant-garde bands whose music and concept albums cross genres and has wide appeal.
The music is original, with thematic compositions, an imaginative combination of synths, keyboards, guitar, samples and rhythms plus a good helping of experimental, ambient and down tempo chill out influences. The music compares to that of a ‘Blade Runner’ style soundtrack, with Pink Floyd and Art of Noise influences.
The band was founded in 1994 by David Wright and Robert Fox. It has undergone many changes over the years and a different line-up on every release, with only David Wright involved in them all.
Code Indigo released what was reported to be it’s final album ‘Take the Money and Run’ in 2015 and officially stopped live performances the same year.
The current line up is David Wright and Robert Fox (Synths & keys), with Dave Massey (rhythm sequencing and bass programming) and Carys (vocals).
The "E-Live Special Edition" album was released by AD Music in a limited run.

Navigator - Oceanic Empire (2002)

Navigator consists of Tony Anderson from England, Kent Eskildsen from Denmark and Jens Peschke from Germany. Peschke is also involved with the bands Kubusschnitt and wEirD. Their style of writing is Electronic Berlin-school.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Ministry Of Inside Things - Live On EMusic, July 12 2001 (2001)

American synthesizer band with members: Art Cohen, Chuck Van Zyl, inspired by Tangerine Dream, and similar artists. This is a live album from 2001.

Eric Snelders - The Source Of Scarlet Dreams (1998)

Eric Snelders is a composer of electronic Berlin school music. If you love Tangerine Dream, especially the Schmoelling period, you are almost certain to love this.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oophoi & Faryus - Forgotten Rituals (2007)

Oophoi is Gianluigi Gasparetti , a composer of ambient electronic music using synths and sampling machines as traditional instruments but also singing bowls, flutes, special percussions (woodchimes, stones, shells, crystal chimes) and processed voices. All his music is recorded using analog-only devices in The Kiva, his studio, which used to be a stall in a XV Century stone country house in the hills of central Italy.
Faryus is Andrey Sadovnikov, an ambient composer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He is the founder and director of Faria record company.
Forgotten Rituals was limited to 500 copies and included artwork with photos from the Metropolitan Museum Of Art and the British Museum.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Futurespace - Ambient (1996)

Futurespace is Humphrey Robertson, a producer of synthesizer music that begun writing music in the 80s and later establish his own record label "Hypersound Productions". He wrote music under many other different monikers such as: "Hypnosis", "Based On Bass", "Ciber People" , "Daylight" and "Relaxing music".
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Protogonos - Strange Geographie (1999)

Protogonos is the duet of Matt Shaw (2), Stefan Bojczuk , composers of electronic Berlin school music from UK. "Strange Geographie" was released in 1999 from DIN records and was their debut.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Jean Hoyoux - Planètes (1981)

Jean Hoyoux was a Belgian psychologist, astrologer, and musician. Co-founder with Jacques Vanaise of l'Institut National d'AnthropoCosmologie. Died in 1986. 
"Planètes" is a double album made with analogue synthesizers.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sergey Kolesnikov ‎– Early Dreams (2012)

Sergey Kolesnikov is a musician from Russia writing new age, ambient, and berlin school music.
"Such a long history of mankind, numbering tens of millennia, is dappled with white specks of obscurity. We know only scattered episodes from life of the ancient ancestors, which they tried to transmit to next generations as much as possible. Great volume of knowledge is lost, destroyed or kept back by destructive progress, aiming to the future like an arrow without looking back, while the past is being covered by sands of time, and myths and legends come to surrogate invaluable traditions. We can only guess, how the ancient looked at natural phenomena, which thoughts and conceptions emerged in their mind. Most likely they comprehended things even better than we do in our dashing time, as they had a whole eternity for thinking and observation. Crumbs of knowledge, conjectures and speculations, which were able to collect, are expressed here by traditional electronic music in the Berlin school style."

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Eloy Fritsch - Atmosphere, Electronic Suite (2002)

Eloy Fernando Fritsch (born 1968) is an electronic musician, keyboard player and main composer of Brazilian progressive rock band Apocalypse. As a solo artist he creates cosmic New Age music. "Atmosphere" has many progressive rock influences (from Rick Wakeman and Yes) but also sounds very electronic due to the heavy use of synthesizers.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Thaneco & Dask - Elemental (2018)

A brilliant fusion of cinematic ambient and berlin-school music. Thaneco (Greece) and DASK (U.K) create a masterpiece. Available from Syngate Records here:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Johannes Schmoelling – Early Beginnings (1979-1985)

Johannes Schmölling, or Schmoelling, was born in Lohne, Germany in 1950. Schmölling obtained a degree in sound engineering in 1978. He then began a musical career with a band known as Tangerine Dream from 1979-1985.
Since 1986 he works successfully as an solo artist and composer for theatre and TV.
In 2011 he joined forces with Jerome Froese and Robert Waters (3) to form Loom (10), a new three-members band in the tradition of Tangerine Dream.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue - 62 Eulengasse (1995)

An ambient masterpiece by Namlook and Inoue written in Frankfurt at the studio on 62 Eulengasse street.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Synopsis - Tempus Fluxus (1999)

Synopsis is a british band of electronic berlin-school music that released 4 albums in Neu Harmony label during the years 1999 - 2002. Their influences include Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Xan Alexander - Klang Garten (2008)

Xan Alexander is a very well known producer of electronic berlin-school style music. He is also a member of the electronic duo "Omega Syndicate" and "Magnetron". This beautiful album of berlin school electronic music was released by AmbientLive records in 2008.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Gert Emmens - Stories From Floating Worlds I - The Turbulent Years (2017)

Dutch composer, drummer and keyboardist Gert EMMENS have been active musically ever since he started learning the drums at a young age in the late 1960's. His first dabs at composing material came in the 1970's, and towards the end of that decade he also joined his first band.
Emmens have established himself as a creator of electronic music inspired by the likes of Klaus Schulze and what is often referred to as Berlin School. Starting with "Elektra" in 1999 he has since released more than 20 albums of that kind as a solo artist or in collaborations with others.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Gert Blokzijl - Frame Of Reference (2015)

Gert Blokzijl, a musician from the Netherlands, writes very good Berlin-school music. Here is an example of his sequencer-based music

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Klaus Schulze - Are You Sequenced ? (1997)

Klaus Schulze released this album of trance/ambient music in 1997, on "Eye Of The Storm" record label.


Ken Martin - The Lost Years (1997)

Ken Martin was born in 1957 at London, United Kingdom. He has been composing & playing electronic music for 40 years and has developed his own unique blend of Berlin school & space music that hearkens back to the golden age of instrumental synth music. He likes to emulate the Berlin sound by using his own ideas as well as still keeping some of the traditional flavour of the masters.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Omega Syndicate - X (2011)

Excellent and hard to find album from the electronic berlin-school band The Omega Syndicate called "X".


Monday, March 12, 2018

The Omega Syndicate - Broken Bits (2005)

"Broken Bits" was given for free after buying anything at Synth Music Direct internet store in 2005. Nevertheless an important and beautiful album.


The Omega Syndicate - Millenium Drone (2010)

Xan Alexander & David Gurr are the "Omega Syndicate", playing classic Berlin-school music . Also, Stuart Jackson is playing synths on track "The Ivory Mile". This album was limited to 100 copies and was released at the ninth concert by The Omega Syndicate, on 13/11/2010 at Hampshire Jam #9 , which took place at The Millennium Hall in Liphook, Hampshire.


Monday, March 5, 2018

Russell Storey - Earth Star (2001)

Russell Storey is a member of berlin-school electronic band "the omega syndicate". This is one of his solo albums from 2001 that was released first from the artist himself (cdr format) and later, in 2009, in cdr format on "AmbientLive" record company.


Craig Padilla & Skip Murphy - Reflections In Mercury (2001)

Excellent ambient/berlin-school album by the masters of this genre: Craig Padilla and Skip Murphy. It was released in cd-r format in 2001 on the american company.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Cosmic Voyager - Quasars (2014)

Cosmic Voyager is composer Wayne Smith. Began creating Electronic Music about 1979. First six albums created between 1980 and 1987. After a break of almost 25 years began recording again in 2012.


Friday, February 23, 2018

Peter Schäfer - Wavescapes (1984)

Peter Schäfer or Pete Farn is an experimental ambient electronic composer working consequently on his coloured and odd soundscapes. No matter whether in studio or live on stage Pete Farn is soundexperiment, is soundarchitecture. He has been active from the 80s until today. 
In "Wavescapes" he is using the PPG Wave 2.2, Roland Composer, and Yamaha CS15 synths.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Walter Roos - Tales From The Journey Through The Black Hole (2015)

Walter Roos is a painter and a composer of ambient electronic music.
Notes for this album: "My visit outside our sun system. Its my flight to the Black Hole,to the Event Horizon and of the other side. Well,I'm back and you can listen to my tales now - lay down in a dark room, using your headphones and come with me! Have a good fly and come back very well." Walter Roos.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Create - Twilight Shadows (2008)

Create is composer of berlin-school music Steve Humphries. "Twilight Shadow" is a very rare recording, in very good quality, from the awakenings festival of 2008.


Autumn Of Communion - 6 (2015)

Autumn Of Communion are Lee Norris AKA Norken, Metamatics and Nacht Plank and Mick Chillage, born in the summer of 2012. The main focus of this collaborative project is to bring as many of both of their musical inspirations and production techniques together that will bring together the classic lush ambient electronic sounds of the early 90's mixed with the details of 21st century electronica..This is the 6th album that was released in 2015 and was part of the boxset.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jdoblom - Nyx (2015)

Jdoblom is a musician from Russia that specialises in ambient, psybient, and chillout music. Here is a fine example of his music!

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Phrozenlight - Dreamlands (2015)

Phrozenlight, real name Bert Hülshoff,  is a composer of electronic ambient/berlin-school/experimental electronic music (from Netherlands). His music is usually sequencer based and long in duration. His style is towards dark psychedelic ambient music.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

K. Markov - Sound Colors (2017)

K. Markov is a composer of electronic berlin-school music from Zagreb-Croatia. His style is close to Klaus Schultze and Tangerine Dream.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Dream Control - Zeitgeber (2017)

Dream Control is the collaboration of a legend of the Krautrock Kosmiche scene and a pioneer of the German electronic scene. Zeus B. Held, renowned producer (Gina X Performance and works under his own moniker) and Steve Schroyder (former member of Tangerine Dream during their formative period) team up to deliver their debut album “Zeitgeber” which celebrates their very own sound and rhythm in a cosmic journey through audio and time. The tracks are a blend of structured compositions and improvisations accented by the throat singing of Kolja Simon und Felix Mönnich aka AlienVoices. The album plays like a Technicolor adventure through space with explorations of cosmic disco, dreamlike passages, vocoder lullabies, and space odysseys. Zeus B. Held began his musical career in 1972 in French progressive art-rock band Eruption before joining successful German prog rock group Birth Control, performing and writing with them 1973 – 1978. He was one of the first musicians to use the Sennheiser Vocoder VSM 201 in his live sets. Zeus’ production work with cult project Gina X Performance transformed him into an electronic specialist producer settling down in London for over 20 years. In his London studio he worked with artists including John Foxx, Dead or Alive, Men Without Hats, Transvision Vamp and Gary Numan, did a series of international soundtracks and further productions with Nina Hagen and Udo Lindenberg. After numerous trips around the globe he composed and produced a collection of his own albums (which Medical released a hand-picked selection in 2015). Steve Schroyder started to develop his musical vision with an electronic organ and his own films. He founded the group Turning Free giving a string of improvised concerts in Berlin clubs before meeting Edgar Froese in 1970 to mutually further develop the vision of ‘cosmic music’ resulting in recording the Tangerine Dream albums Alpha Centauri and Zeit. In 1972 he left TD and joined Ash Ra Temple. Further creative collaborations and projects include Scarecrew, Augenstern, Star Sounds Orchestra, various trance productions, Anne Clark, Alien Voices and Star Sound Kontinuum. The tracks have been expertly mastered for vinyl by Zeus B. Held. Limited Edition.