Saturday, February 28, 2015

Synergy - Sequencer (1976)

Another excellent album by Synergy (Larry Fast) and a great example of Moog Modular use.
Equipment used for this album:
Moog: Modular System 15, 952 Keyboard, Minimoog, Micromoog, 1150 Ribbon Controller, 1125 Sample and Hold.
Oberheim: DS-2 Digital Sequencer, Expander Module.
360 Systems: 20/20 Frequency Shifter.
Musitronics: (Customized) Voltage Controlled BiPhase.
Eventide Clockworks: Instant Flanger, Digital Delay Line.
Synergy Systems: “The Trigger”, (Audio Signal to “S” Trigger), 10 by 15 Voltage Control and Trigger Assignment Panel.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Synergy - Audion (1981)

American synthesizer player Larry Fast. His early releases as Synergy mixed classical music influences and adaptations with original compositions of his own. Increasingly Synergy albums became more original and rock-based, adding other instruments. That is excepting "Computer Experiments" an album of ambient music created with random controlled computer programming.
Larry Fast has also worked with the band Nektar and featured in the Peter Gabriel band.
"This legendary e-musician has always been on the cutting edge of technology and artistry. His soundscape is full of dense, deep, dark, and deft sequences. To assure that there are no mistaken identities, Fast adds more sequences. To give the disc its artistic integrity, he adds some synth riffs with rock & roll textures and timbres. There are no guitars. For e-music fans, this disc is essential because of its techniques and historical importance. It will appeal to fans of Dweller at the Threshold, Radio Massacre International, Kubusschnitt, Jean Michel Jarre, and Tangerine Dream. Prog rock fans will also find it important. [This version of the album includes bonus material.]" (Review by , source:


Monday, February 23, 2015

Steve Hillman - Evocations (original tape, 1985)

This is an amazng album by Steve Hillman and is posted here after your requests!


Ron Boots - Dream Weaver (1987)

This is one of the first albums written by Ron Boots, the famous electronic composer from the Netherlands. It was first released in cassette format (in 1987) and in 2000 it was re-issued in cd format by Ron's Groove Unlimited record company.
"In 1987 this was the very first official cassette release and i must admit that the cover still gives me te chills. It was made by my neighbor of that time:Jack van Diemen with whom I played many nights of music. The other neighbors where not so happy with us but we just had to do it for the music..." (Ron Boots).

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Patchwork - Mean & Dirty (1978)

Several Music De Wolfe library music albums from the late 1970's and 1980's have credited "Patchwork" as the performer. In actuality these albums contain tracks composed by one or two artists, with the performers varying from album to album. Composers who've preformed as "Patchwork"include Keith Papworth, John Saunders, Monica Hyde, and the duo of Frank McDonald & Chris Rae.
Patchwork 'Mean and Dirty' vinyl LP. Released by De Wolfe (dwslp3392) in 1978. 20 great tracks (from F. McDonald & C. Rae) in a variety of styles from poppy, to moody and atmospheric and funky library cuts. 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Reinhard Lakomy - Das Geheime Leben - Electronics (1982)

An essential album for the fans of good vintage electronic music. One of my favourite German electronic composers.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Reinhard Lakomy - Der Traum Von Asgard (1983)

Reinhard Lakomy was a German composer, keyboardist and vocalist, born 19 January 1946 in Magdeburg, Germany, died 23 March 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Active in various genres, he was the most published musician in the times of the GDR. Married to Monika Ehrhardt with whom he has also co-produced radioplays and children's.
This album is inspired by Schultze and Tangerine Dream but it has a much more darker style and a large variety of musical ideas.


Malcolm Clarke - Doctor Who, The Sea Devils (1979)

The Sea Devils is the third serial of the ninth season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from 26 February to 1 April 1972. It was written by Malcolm Hulke and directed by Michael E. Briant. The story is the first appearance of the Sea Devils.
In the serial, the Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and his assistant Jo Grant (Katy Manning) visit the Doctor's nemesis the Master (Roger Delgado) in his island prison and encounter the Sea Devils, the aquatic cousins of the Silurians.
Malcolm Clarke's incidental music for this story was notably more experimental than the show's usual scores by Dudley Simpson, being entirely electronic, created on the Radiophonic Workshop's EMS Synthi 100 synthesizer. He also found time to appear in the 1979 documentary The New Sound Of Music with a trusty Synthi 100!

The music of the Doctor Who episode was presented as a suite on the 1983 LP Doctor Who - The Music, and was released in full on the 2000 compilation album Doctor Who at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Volume 2: New Beginnings 1970-1980. Parts of the incidental music, as well as a line of dialogue, were sampled by Orbital on their track Doctor Look Out.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ray Lynch - Deep Breakfast (1984)

Ray Lynch, a classical trained guitarist and composer of electronic film music, was born in Utah and raised in West Texas.  As a composer and producer, Lynch has won 3 Billboard Awards, written five albums, and sold over 2 million albums without the benefit of live performances or videos.
"Deep Breakfast" has music you'll recognize from radio, television, and broadcast around the world during the Olympics. Happy, effervescent, and rich with romantic, melodic themes and playful arrangements, Deep Breakfast is a classic, and the first independently produced album to be certified Gold, then Platinum, by the R.I.A.A., and won Ray Lynch one Billboard Award for Artist of the Year in his genre.
Most of the sounds in this album come from the Yamaha DX7 synthesizer which was popular at that time and still is. Peaceful and emotional melodies that make this album unique and essential to all lovers of ambient/new age electronic music.

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Astral Sounds - Sound On Sound (1986)

Another rare lp from Astral Sounds. Very dynamic and excellent example of old school synth-pop.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

John Hyde - New Outlook (1985)

And now, some old school electro pop/library music. John Hyde (or "Astral Soounds") is an obscure composer who has released a large number of lps under various names (John Hyde, Astral Sounds, James Harrington, John Saunders) and his music still sounds fresh and interesting. This is a rare album that was released in "Rouge Music ltd" record company in 1985.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Aphrodite's Child - 666 (1972)

After Vangelis' Greek 60s band "Forminx, The" broke up, Vangelis, together with singer Demis Roussos and drummer Lucas Sideras left for London to try their success outside of Greece. They got stuck in Paris and formed the band "Aphrodite's Child". They recorded a song, "Rain and Tears", inspired by Pachelbell's famous canon and released it as a single. It became a huge success ranking at the top of the charts in several European countries.

In total they recorded 3 albums together, with considerable success in the European charts. Vangelis wanted to move more and more towards his own experimental direction, which can be recognized on the "666" album. After its release the group split up and both Demis Roussos and Vangelis started their successful solo careers. According to the "Superstar" re-release of Vangelis' "Earth" album, Demis Roussos and Vangelis sat down after recording Demis' "Magic" album in 1977 to talk about a possible resurrection of the band, but this never happened.

R.I.P. Demis Rousos (15 June 1946 – 25 January 2015)