Thaneco "Unearthly Delight" (2018)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Eric G - Conclusion (2001)

Eric G is Erik Grönberg, a composer of electronic music from Sweden, inspired by  Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Synergy and Vangelis
In 1979 he bought his first real synth - Roland SH-1000, which he still has. One might dismiss this synth as being a very simple preset synth, but in fact the Control Section is very capable. He learned everything about analog synthesis from this synth. In the early 80's he began expanding with a Roland RS-09 Organ/Strings, a Boss DR-55 and a Casio VL-Tone. Korg MS-10 and SQ-10 also made a serious addition. In the 80's, he composed and recorded loads of songs, like 25 full C90 cassette tapes. As time went and he could afford more equipment, he bought a Tascam 368 8-track cassette recorder, which he still uses. He recorded a few of his very best songs from 1978 to 1999, named the result "Conclusion" and sent the demo to several music magazines. In 2001 he started burning CD-Rs at home and sell them, and later, around 2007, SMD was willing to distribute them.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

From Inner To Outer Space, A Celebration Of Electronic Music (2019)

I am pleased to announce an amazing compilation album of electronic music that is available for free download on the Thaneco Records bandcamp page. There will also be a second part that will be released in late May. The musicians that appear on the first part of the compilation consist of (with no particular order) : Gert Blokzijl, Evgenij V. Kharitonov (Eugenekha), Ro Merium, Arend Westra (Eagle), Jim Mortimore, Jason Krueger (Mac Of Bionight), Oktay Şaktimur (Oktav), David Bessell, Thomas Globotom Albertsen (Globotom), Fabiano Saggioratto (Acid Eaters) Bert Phrozenlight Hülshoff, Harald Bertram (LD FUM), John Likides, Martin Neuhold, Gareth J Farmer(Carbonates On Mars),Thaneco, Schieber Laurent (Sequentia Legenda), David Marsh (DASK), Michael Brückner, Wilfried Hanrath, Steve Hillman, Symose Paga and Walter Roos. It is one of the few times someone gets the opportunity to listen to so many talented artists from different countries with different backgrounds, and discover their music. Each track is a unique experience for the listener. There is electronic music in a variety of styles: Berlin School, Downtempo, Space Ambient and Dark Experimental music.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Traumklang - Galactical Drive (1997)

Carola Zauchner founded Traumklang in 1989. Project performed a long discography with ever changing staff with Carola being the only permanent member. The style of music is synthesizer and sequencer based music (berlin school).

Friday, March 15, 2019

Didier Bocquet - Sequences (1981)

Didier Bocquet is a French electronic music composer and musician who was active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. His primary instrument was the keyboard and he was inspired by German artist Klaus Schulze. "Sequences" has a more robotic and mechanical flavor than his other works. Its a work divided into short pieces, specialised in mysteriously epic, heroic and almost symphonic textural synthscaping sequences. 

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Various - Land, Sea & Sky (1991)

A nice compilation of various musicians of Berlin School electronic music from 1991. Musicians include Apeiron, Akikaze, C. Bockstandt, R. Heimann, Lambert, and many other. This compilation was first released by Synteam (a small label from the Netherlands) and later by CUE Records (Germany).


Space Project - Titanium (1996)

Space Project is Szathmári Tamás, Várszegi Ákos, composers of ambient electronic music from Hungary. They use vintage analog synths such as the Oberheim Two Voice, Oberheim Matrix 6, and Korg Polysix.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Peter Benisch - Waiting For Snow (1999)

Peter Benisch is a classically trained composer, hailing from Stockholm, Sweden.
Started early developing an interest for synthesizers and computers, and has built some of the synthesizers used in his musical productions.
He is also running the company Frost Network, which builds and sells music-optimised computers.

Started Globe Studios in Stockholm along with old school mate Joel Mull and friends Adam Beyer and Jesper Dahlbäck, where all of them have their own studio.

Releases ambient music under his own name, electro under the name FPU, and is also involved in a lot of collaborations with artists in the heavier techno genre - always aiming at doing something different with every new album.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Synco-Music - Synthasia (1986)

The SYNthesizer COoperation SYNCO was founded 1984 in Berlin by Frank Klare and Mirko Lüthge. Their first three cassette-only releases were credited to Synco-Music and self-released.
They bought used but still expensive analog equipment from Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze like PPG-Modularsystem, Korg MS-Modularsystem, ARP 2600, ARP Odyssey and MiniMoog and composed music in their "Berlin School" style.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Andrew Lahiff - Quiet Correlations (2012)

Andrew Lahiff is a producer of electronic ambient music from UK. "Quiet Correlations" is a peaceful and atmospheric album that fans of Brian Eno will love it.