Monday, December 10, 2012

Richard Pinhas - Iceland

And now an album for the cold afternoons of December.
Richard Pinhas , guitarist of famous progressive-electronic rock band "Heldon", has numerous solo works. "Iceland" (his third solo work) is influenced by music of John Carpenter, Morricone, and Edward Artemiev. This album could be a soundtrack of an obscure sci-fi movie. There are dense electronic sounds, cinematic passages, cold and melancholic drones, creating a phenomenal chilling atmosphere.
Enjoy in flac format (2 parts)
1 part
2 part

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Klaus Schonning - Lydglimt (1979)

Klaus Schønning was born in 1954 in Denmark and started his musical career as a street musician in Copenhagen earning money to record his first album in 1979 called “Lydglimt” (Glimpses of Sound), one of the first albums released with new age music, even before New Age music became an established international genre. To be honest this album doesnt sound "new age" to my ears. This is more like a mixture of space-krautrock and melodic synthesizer music. Almost like a soundtrack to a 70s cult movie! One of my favourite synthesizer albums!

Get it while you can...

Monday, October 8, 2012

Rudiger Lorenz - Silver Steps (1981)

The second solo album (SYN 002) by Rudiger Lorenz released in Cassette format, in 1982 (really hard to find).  My favourite track is track 4 where he plays Bach on a modular synth. On the first half, the piece if performed in a normal tempo by Rudiger himself. The second half of the piece is played by a sequencer in an insane tempo. All tracks are really enjoyable inspite the fact of their experimental style. Conrad Schnitzler helped a lot in the productiion of this album.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Flow - Incubation

The 'Flow' is a progressive/psychedelic/space rock band from Patras, Greece. They were formed in 2000 and since then, they have released one album called 'Incubation' (released in 2003) and have played many concerts in Greece. Their style revolves around 60's krautrock and progressive rock of the 70's. Some of their influences are Gong, Ashra Temple, Can, Agitation free, Van Der Graaf Generator and many more. Furthermore they blend traditional folk Greek melodies played by original traditional Greek instruments such as 'daouli' (a kind of drum) and the 'flute of Pana' (ancient Greek flute). They also love blending the old sound (vintage synths) with the modern one (laptop).

Thanasis Nikolakopoulos - Vocals
Thanasis Oikonomopoulos - "thaneco" - Synthesizers/laptop
Akis Bousias - Guitar
Yannis Stathopoulos - Bass
Nikos Barounis - drums
Buy this rare psychedelic cd album from the following link:


Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Flow - Flowing In Infinite Darkness (re-uploaded)

RE-UPLOADED after many requests because massmirror sucks (this time at Mediafire-320kbps)
This album was supposed to be released as vinyl in limited copies. Unfortunately it didn't work out so we offer it here for free. Some info about the songs:
Tracks 1,2,3,and 4 are written by Thaneco with help from Akis Bousias.
Track 5 is a different version from the original appearing in "incubation".
The last three tracks came out completely from improvisation.
Progressive/psychedelic rock with lots of imagination. Enjoy this amazing Greek band!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bernd Scholl - Tales of Fantasy

A great album with cosmic electronic sounds but close to the "berlin school" synthesis style.
Bernd Scholl plays Moog Prodigy, Wasp Synthesizer, Polymoog Keyboard, PPG Wave Computer, Solina String Ensemble, Crumar Perfromer, EKO-Electric-Piano, ARP Sequencer, Electronic Drums and Percussion.

Apeiron - Circuit

Andreas Prinz (formerly Konrad) is better known for his pseudonyme "Apeiron".
He started his musical activities with issuing tapes like "Circuit" and "Twilight People". "Circuit" is his first lp and very hard to find. His music is heavilly influenced by Schulze , Tangerine Dream, Ashra Temple and generally the composers of the berlin school electronica!
Here you are!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Robert Schroeder - Cygnus A

Robert Schroeder's interests in electronics and engineering aided his musical development as he built his own equipment to experiment with synthesis and create new sounds. In 1970 he ceased playing music for a few years to concentrate on studying and engineering, later to go on to work for Atari and Seiko in 1984. In 1978 he became friends with Klaus Schulze who signed him up to his Innovative Communications label
Cygnus-A was performed as a multimedia event at ARS-Electronica 1982 in Linz and broadcast on Austrian and German television. The sound is cosmic, deep, mysterious.
Great spacemusic full of synthesizers and some avant garde moments.

Rudiger Lorenz - Invisible Voices

Great vintage electronica by one of the best electronic composers of the 80s and 90s (inspired by Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream)

Get it

Rudiger Lorenz - Fata Morgana

He was one of the pioneers of the DIY movement, not only building his own synthesizers and effects but creating and distributing his own music label, Syncord Records
Fata Morgana is Lorenz's first cd release from 1990. Here Lorenz plays various modular synthesizers and other vintage instruments from his huge collection.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cybotron - Colossus

Australian synth pioneer Steve Maxwell Von Braund formed CYBOTRON (defined appropriately as half man-half machine) in 1975 with fellow electronic musician Geoff Green. They performed live in Melbourne before recording their first album "Cybotron" in 1976. Descriptions of the bands music include cosmic, progressive, psychadelic and krautrock-inspired. "Cybotron" is to Australia what Tangerine Dream is to Germany, Jean-Michel Jarre is to France, Neuronium is to Spain and Wavestar & Steve Hillman is to England." (Jeff D., Sedalia MO) Two other albums were released, "Colossus" in 1978 and "Implosion" in 1980.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eric Vann - Water World

Belgian pianist and flutist, born 25 August 1938 in Brussels, Belgium. "Water world" can be described as ethereal ambient music similar to Vandroogenbroeck's albums. A hidden gem! Get it here!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cluster - Sowiesoso (1976)

Seven instrumentals presented here by the experimental duo that brim with creative textures interacting against a vaster sonic backdrop. The volume is set at the customary Cluster
range of piano-pianissimo. The opening title track hums along gently like a
musical coffee perculator, as string synthesizer lines whisper in and out of the
song like cirrus clouds. The skipping pace of "Umleitung" presents some comic
relief, with Cluster banging percussion and howling along like madmen throughout
the song. The three remaining pieces of this album exude the kind of
traditional, picturesque beauty conjured up in viewing a Monet or Renoir
painting. Excepting "Umleitung" (which you could program out with your CD player
if so desired), this is one of the most perfect albums I can think of with which
to drift off to sleep at night in bed; utterly graceful and calming music.
Here (flac)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cluster - Qua (2009)

This is the amazing new album from German experimental electronic pioneers "Cluster" (Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) . After almost 41 years since their debut self-titled, ambient masterpiece , Cluster release "Qua". This new album has all the elements that made them famous plus new modern sounds. True to its name, Qua is an admixture of ponderous and light, frivolous and highbrow, an album with one foot in a relatively solid past (hence the Latin) and another in an intangible future.
ENJOY IT! (in flac)