Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paddy Kingsland - Moogerama (1978)

Paddy Kingsland (born 30 January 1947) is a composer of electronic music best known for his incidental music for science fiction series on BBC radio and television whilst working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Educated at Eggars Grammar School, Alton, in Hampshire, he joined the BBC as a tape editor before moving on to become a studio manager for BBC Radio 1. In 1970 he joined the Radiophonic Workshop where he remained until 1981. His initial work was mostly signature tunes for BBC radio and TV programmes before going on to record incidental music for programmes including The Changes, two versions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: the second radio series and the TV adaptation, as well as several serials of Doctor WHO
"Moogerama" is a really nice and hard to find lp with beautifull pop melodies played on a moog synthesizer and combined with orchestral instruments. Features the sought after cuts 'March Of The Moogs' & 'Space Race'.
Get it now

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Streetmark - Eileen (1977)

Progressive rock group from Düsseldorf with a history starting in the late 1960's. Interconnected with many other bands of the industrial Rhineland Streetmark went through many changes in style and personnel. The 1975 album Nordland was fronted by Georg Buschmann, who split forming his own band Straight Shooter. Vocalist/synthesist Wolfgang Riechmann pretty much took over on the second album Eileen, adding Kraftwerk like elements. Down to a trio, with Dorothea Raukes in control as multi-synth operator and vocalist, they mellowed moving ever more towards pop.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Absolute Elsewhere - In Search Of Ancient Gods (1976)

ABSOLUTE ELSEWHERE is basically a solo effort by one Paul FISHMAN. He wrote it all, arranged it, played all the instruments (synths, sequencers, flute, pianos, mellotron) except guitars & percussion. "In Search of Ancient Gods" is an instrumental album that's a musical interpretation of Erich Von Daniken's books. This is a real fine album of HELDON meets CRIMSON and Alan PARSONS with tons of mellotrons. This is recommended to diehard fans of BRUFORD on drums or to fans of early synthesizer albums.
Get it...

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Max Van Richter - Resurrection (2002)

Pseudonym for Paul Lawler. Van Richter was claimed to be a member of the band Arcane, which is Lawlers own project. According to the story, Van Richter was a victim of a mysterious spontaneous human combustion in his home, his charred remains found holding a badly damaged demo tape.
Instrumentation: MKS-80 Super Jupiter, Prophet 10, Deep Bass 9, Oberheim OB-8, Arp String Ensemble, Minimoog, Roland Jupiter 8, Roland JX8P, Juno 106, Yamaha Grand Piano, EMU 4XT Ultra, Proteus 2000, Roland JV1010.
Very good album! Listen here and support the artist

Sunday, June 8, 2014

David Moufang - Solitaire (1995)

David Moufang (born 1966, Heidelberg, Germany) is a German ambient techno musician. He records with his partner, Jonas Grossmann as Deep Space Network project and his solo releases as Move D.[ His other projects include Earth to Infinity, Reagenz, Koolfang, and Conjoint. Moufang has continued making music into the present day, releasing a number of albums, EPs, and singles, both under the Deep Space Network Moniker as well as his solo name, Move D.
This is one of the best releases of Pete Namlook's Fax Records.

Thaneco - Cityscapes (2014)

Please listen to my new album at and buy it to support my music and blog.
Cityscapes is about the story of a small city in Greece, struggling to recover from the economic crisis that begun in 2009. The music evokes darkness, despair, and melancholia. However there are fragments of hope mixed with nostalgia for the prosperity of the 80s.
Equipment used: DSI Mopho, Moog Minimoog model D, SCI Prophet 5, Korg Polysix, Korg Z1, Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1, U-he Zebra, Korg Legacy vsts, Soniccore synthesizer plugins, Abbey Road drums 
Right now I'm in the process of writting Cityscapes II. Your comments are welcomed!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Zanov - Moebius 256 301 (1977)

French synthesizer artist active in the late 1970's / early 80's. A mystery man hiding behind a pseudonym, it became obvious that Zanov was yet another nom-de-plume of engineer Alain Gross, as revealed on the promo insert (uploaded here in the pictures) where we're told Zanov and S.Ramses are in fact the same person, and as Alain Gross also worked at Ramses Studio...
This album is full of ARP 2600 and VCS3 sounds. A pleasure to listen to! Get it.