Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Akikaze - Music From The Mesozoic (2009)

Akikaze, Japanese for autumn wind, is the electronic exploration of Pepijn Courant from Amsterdam . Pepijn Courant has studied classical and modern music. This is his eighth album, a prequel to his debut 'Music From Misty Marshes', which was released in 1989.
Synthesizers: Alesis Andromeda A-6; Anyware Semtex XL; Ensoniq SQ-80, TS-10; Korg EXB-MOSS, Mono/Poly, MS-20, MS-50, T-3 EX, Triton HD; Kawai K-5000W; Moog Minimoog, Little Phatty; Music And More MB-33 II; Roland JD-800, SH-101; Waldorf MicroWave XTk-30; Yamaha CS-40M, EX-5, SY-99,
Keyboards: Generalmusic Promega 3; Korg Sigma, VC-10; Solina String-Ensemble
Samplers: Akai MPC-4000; E-mu E-4 XT Ultra; Ensoniq TS-10
Sequencers: Akai ASQ-10, MPC-4000; Alesis Andromeda A-6; E-mu E-4 XT Ultra; Ensoniq SQ-80, TS-10; Korg SQ-10, T-3 EX, Triton HD; Kawai K-5000W; Roland MC-80 HD; Tascam SX-1; Yamaha EX-5, SY-99
Guitars: Motion TEA-625; Adonis GC-205
Acoustic percussion: Tar, wind chimes, rainstick, tambourine, dumbek

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thaneco - "The Twelve Planets" & "At The Oracle Of Delphi" (2012)

Thaneco (Thanos Ekonomopoulos) was born in Patras, Greece, in November 1975. Composer of electronic music with several different influences from the electronica of the 70s and 80s (berlin school, krautrock, downtempo).
During 1994-1998 Thaneco studied music composition and piano performance in Moravian College, Pennsylvania (U.S.A) and got the Bachelor of music.
His music can be described as vintage-psychedelic electronica with influences from Rudiger Lorenz, Cluster, Vangelis, John Carpenter and other.
He is also a passionate vintage synthesizer collector and a modular synthesizer enthusiast.
Some of the synthesizers he regurarly uses are: Moog Minimoog model d, SCI Prophet 5, Korg Polysix, Roland Juno 6, Roland SH-101, Oberheim Matrix 1000, Kurzweil 2000, Korg Z1 and many other.

The albums "The Twelve Planets" and "At The Oracle Of Delphi" are his latest. Please visit (also distributed by CUE-RECORDS of Germany) to listen to his music and support him by buying his albums as flac, mp3, or cds. Please leave your comments after listening to the albums. Your opinion is really important! Thanks!