Thursday, July 31, 2014

Various - Space Oddities vol.2 (A Compilation by Alexis Le-Tan & Jess)

Thats the second compilation from Alexis Le Tan & Jess with bands and composers from the 70s and 80s. Nice groovy tracks with lots of improvisation, imagination and above all...vintage synthesizer sounds! This one is more towards krautrock music but just as good as the first one. An ideal album for your summer vacations. Enjoy it here

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Various - Space Oddities (A Compilation by Alexis Le-Tan & Jess)

This is an excellent compilation of space-electro library music from 1977-1984 (there are tracks from Guiot, Decerf, Kalma , Weiss and many more. It was made by Alexis Le-Tan and Jess (Jean-Sebastien Bernard) producers and djs from France. Very hard to find!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dominique Guiot - L'Universe De La Mer (1978)

A very beautiful and delicate psychedelic/electronic/folk album by French composer Dominique Guiot. Unfortunately,  I could not find any information regarding this great composer. Please write anything you know on the comments. Thanks!

Music De Wolfe - Kaleidoscope (1978)

"Music De Wolfe" is a Library music publisher and label established by the De Wolfe family in 1909. De Wolfe began its commercial recorded library in 1927 establishing a vast archive of authentic recordings, sound effects and music. From the 1950's through to the 1990's many specially commissioned recordings were published as records as auditioning copies. These releases were never intended for commercial sale.
The composers of this E.M. library album  are John Saunders and Karl Jenkins.
John Saunders (real name is John Hyde) was a member of the experimental electronic band "The Gadgets". He has also written many different library albums for the "Music De Wolfe" label.
Karl Jenkins was born in Wales and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. It was in jazz that he initially made his mark; co-forming Nucleus (3), which won first prize at the Montreux jazz festival and appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island. This was followed by a period with Soft Machine, one of the seminal bands of the 70’s. Through many incarnations, ‘Softs’ defied categorization playing venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the classical ‘Proms’ at the Royal Albert Hall, the Reading ‘Rock’ Festival and many more.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Astral Sounds - Front Runner (1984)

Amazing album by Astral Sounds, composed and produced by J. Hyde (James Harrington). If you like 80s soundtracks, synth-pop melodies, and old drum machines then this is your album!
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Astral Sounds - Hercules (1982)

Astral Sounds is a band consisting of various composers of electronic music and each album release is composed by a different one. "Hercules" is written by Christopher Evans-Ironside, a successful and award-winning songwriter, composer and music producer. Born in England and based in Hamburg, Germany, his awards have included Gold and Platinum discs for collaborations with Nino de Angelo and Drafi Deutscher as Mixed Emotions and Masquerade.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Klaus Weiss - Open Space Motion Underscores (1981)

German jazzmusician and drummer, born 17 February 1942 in Gevelsberg, Germany,
died 10 December 2008 in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Germany. The notes of this album say "Contemporary synthesizer sounds illustrating wide open space activities, environment and Research". There is extensive use of the minimoog synthesizer, string and drum machines. Each track has a different story to tell (just like a sci-fi soundtrack). One of the best electronic library music albums. Enjoy it here

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lem - Machines (1977)

Lem is an obscure electronic band from USA playing expensive synthesizers such as the EMS Synthi AKS, Buchla 200, Oberheim, Polyfusion, Serge Modular Synth, and many other. They have various funky grooves with vocals, and some moments of synth experimentation. Very good album and hard to find.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Armand Frydman - Telecom (1986)

There is hardly any information about this obscure electronic coomposer from France. This is an excellent electronic album with lots of unusual tracks. Fans of weird vintage electronic library music will love it!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Mick Chillage - Tales From The Igloo (2009)

Don't let the title "Chillage" fool you into thinking Mick's music only ventures into the Chill out/ambient arena while some of his music lies comfortably within these genres he is also quite prone to a bit of techno, electro, IDM and deep house also..
Mick Chillage has been producing various strains of electronica since 1996 and is one half of Dublin based radio DJ's The Chillage Idiots who have been playing a wide range of music within the spectrum of electronica on Dublins XFM. His Influences are wide ranging from John Barry to Kraftwerk to Eno to Larry Heard & beyond.
Mick is quickly becoming one of the most prolific electronic artist in his native country of Ireland focusing mainly on CD album releases in recent times.
His distinct sound combines atmospheric soundscapes and melancholic melody which he prefers to create from scratch rather than sampling someone else's work.
So far Mick has released material on Pete Namlook's legendary Fax records in both solo and collaboration with Lee Anthony Norris as Autumn Of Communion.
Mick released his debut CD album "Tales From The Igloo" in 2009 on Dublin based label Psychonavigation. Other labels he's released on are, Txt, Carpe Sonum, Anodize,
Nice&Nasty and more.
"Tales From The Igloo" is a collection of pieces created between 2005 & 2008 which were carefully chosen to display Mick Chillage’s deeper, atmospheric & more emotional side. Mick blends Ambient, Electro, Techno, Dub & experimentalism to create a unique mixture of various moods, sometimes reaching epic wide screen scope. From the furthest outpost of distant galaxies on “Gateway Station” while returning to earth gracefully with the soulful electro blues of “Melting Emotion” to the disturbing dark environmental tones of “Disturbed Earth” & “Hypothermia”, this is a wonderful trip. He also has a wonderful cover of John Carpenter's "Assault On Precinct 13" main theme, which he names "Precinct 14".