Sunday, May 18, 2014

Steve Hillman - From Distant Shores (1983)

Steve Hillman has been a UK musician and composer playing synths, keyboards and electric guitar since the early 1980’s when he released a series of solo albums and played at several music festivals in the UK. His music in that period was inspired and influenced by early Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Pink Floyd and space rockers Hawkwind & Gong. After ten solo albums Steve was signed to the UK progressive rock label Cyclops Records in 1993 who released four CD albums worldwide. Steve’s music had by then taken off in a more prog rock direction with influences ranging from Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield, Camel, Steve Hackett, ELP etc. coming to the fore. 
"From Distant Shores" is his 1983 debut album o(released on cassete) of 70’s era Berlin School inspired sequencers and electronics which evokes deep space and ancient civilisations.
Equipment used: Yamaha CS30L synthesiser, audio generator, Casio 301 organ & electric piano, Soundmaster SR88 drum machine. Flute on "Enetor Valdia". Watkins Copycat echo & reverb.

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