Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jacky Giordano - Challenger (1974)

Holy grail french library , Ultra rare FREESOUND label and one of the best number in groove / jazz fusion. Grooving Electric piano/organ, weird synthesizers and some downtempo lounge tracks with flute.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Johnny Moggi Quintet - Hard Rhythms, Soft Melodys (1975)

Johnny Moggi Quintet is Piero Umiliani and this is one excellent lp with "lounge"-easy listening music. Of course there is extensive use of the Moog synthesizer and all the tracks are very melodic. There is also electric guitar, bass, marimba, flute and various percussion played by the other members of the band. A perfect lp for spring!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Space Art - Space Art (1977)

This is the amazing debut album by French electronic band Space Art. One of the best vintage electronic albums


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Space Art - Trip In The Center Head (1977)

The second album of Space Art is just as good as the first, giving us distinct melodies that did not flow from one to the next like the songs on the first album, but told amazing stories within themselves. This album contains my favorite Space Art piece, "L'obsession d'Archibald". It is interesting to note that the album was released with two different titles. One was "Trip In The Head Center" and the other was "Trip In The Center Head". It is unknown if this was accidental or on purpose and which one is more rare. The music is identical on both.
If you love synth music you should listen to this album. This download contains two extra tracks.


Space Art - Play Back (1980)

Space Art was a French electronic duo consisting of Dominique Perrier on keyboards and late French drummer Roger Rizzitelli. They released three albums between 1977 and 1981. Their music is often described as cosmic synth pop. The duo are considered pioneers of the French electronic genre

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

J. Fajerman and J. Yrssen - Racines Synthetiques (1978)

Joel Fajerman is a French keyboardist which started his career during the seventies, working for artists like Claude François, Mike Brant, Nicoletta (2). He discovered synthesizers after becoming consultant for Dominique Alas. He composed the music for the game show "La chasse aux trésors" and becomes recognized after the album "L'aventure des plantes" derived from a documentary. His last musician work known to date is the french television serie "Julie Lescaut".
Synthesizers used: Prophet 5 , Korg Polyphonic Ensemble and Arp Odyssey

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Popol Vuh - Affenstunde (1970)

Affenstunde is the debut recording by composer and multi-instrumentalist Florian Fricke's Popol Vuh, named for the sacred Mayan text. It was issued on the Liberty label in Germany in 1970 and has been in print, off and on, in Europe, Japan, and even in the United States sporadically since that time. For those completely dislocated by Tangerine Dream's early experiments in sonic terror and dynamics, Affenstunde is somehow akin yet very different. Fricke's synthesizers are more interested in pulse and circularity, not utter dislocation and shock. The music here all seems of a piece, despite the different selection titles and the single percussion piece on the set, "Dream, Pt. 5" -- primitive hand drums run through the middle of the mix. Other than this selection, the entire album would have made a fantastic soundtrack for Andrei Tarkovsky's film Solaris. The sheer momentum of the title cut, which closes the album and integrates spacious electronic soundscapes, ever deepening tonalities, found taped choral vocals whispering in the background, and percussion is one of the most provocative pieces to come from the Krautrock generation. This is an auspicious debut, which holds up wonderfully in the 21st century. ( , "")  
Instruments used: Moog Modular Synthesizer, various percussion.

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Popol Vuh - Aguirre (1975)

Pioneers of German "krautrock" music, Popol Vuh was the creature of Florian Fricke (1944-2001). The first album "Affenstunde" (1970) is an early jaunt into electronic music with its massive use of the Moog synthesizer as well as added percussion. "In Den Gärten Pharaos" (1971) experimented with a fusion between electronic and organ sounds, creating an intense, almost religious ambient music. From "Hosianna Mantra" (1972) on, Popol Vuh abandoned the electronic medium to develop a personal avant-garde progressive rock music. Florian Fricke died in 2001 in his sleep.
Aguirre is the seventh album by the German progressive krautrock band Popol Vuh. It contains music used in the soundtrack to Werner Herzog's film Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), first released as an album in 1975 on Ohr, and reissued in 2004 by SPV with one bonus track. This score was the first of many collaborations between the group and Herzog. Only two tracks ("Aguirre I" and "Aguirre II") are from the film; the rest were gathered from various recordings done by the group during the period 1972–1974, including alternative versions of two songs ("Morgengruß II" and "Agnus Dei") originally released on the band's 1974 album, Einsjäger und Siebenjäger.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Node - Node 2 (2014)

Node is a band of electronic music with members Dave Bessell, Ed Buller, Flood & Mel Wesson. "Node 2" is an album with a fresh, modern and almost cinematic berlin-school sound that will satisfy all fans of this genre.
Synthesizer, Keyboards, GuitarDave Bessell           
Synthesizer, Sequenced By [Sequencer], KeyboardsEd Buller, Flood, Mel Wesson


Zanov - Virtual Future (2014)

"ZANOV(Pierre Salkazanov), one of the first French Electronic Music composer and synthesizer virtuoso , has been active on the musical scene since 1976. He studied piano and guitar, but the turning point was in summer 1975, when he discovered the fascinating world of synthesizers. He set up his home studio with legendary synthesizers as EMS VCS3, ARP 2600, RMI harmonic synthesizer and started to compose.
He composed 3 albums between 1976 and 1982, which are engraved in the memories of electronic music lovers : Green Ray (Polydor) in 1977, Moebius (Polydor) in 1978, In Course of time (Solaris) in 1983. Zanov performed several concerts in France in 1977 and 1978, welcomed by the critics for the beauty of his sounds and for his personal musical universe. Many people were asking what ZANOV was up to these days, creating expectations in the world of electronic music. After a very long absence, Zanov is back for the pleasure of his fans, with a new album: Virtual Future…" (from


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Don Voegeli - Oscillations (1972)

Don was a pianist and composer, who wrote classical, jazz and experimental music. He taught in the music department at University of Wisconsin. He was also known for writing the theme song for All Things Considered. Voegeli came up with something that will sound more familiar in 1974. The theme has gone through three more updates since.
"Oscillations" was produced by the National Center for Audio Experimentation, a project of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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