Friday, March 24, 2017

Steve Roach ‎– Quiet Music 2 (cassette, Fortuna Records, 1986)


The Interstellar Cementmixers ‎– Encapsulated Turquoise Void (cassette, Planet X Records, 1996)


"Experimental synthesizer duo from Nottingham, England, active for 2 decades or so. They tend to make abstract sprawling music that defies categorisation. Generally they work at the darker end of the melodic field, often close to industrial music and the avant-garde, with notable Kraut/Kosmische influences."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

John Livengood ‎– John Livengood (cassette, Eurock, 1980)


"Keyboard player from Paris, France. The earliest document of him playing organ is as a guest on Red Noise (3) - Sarcelles - Lochères. He was half of the space music duo Spacecraft (2) with Ivan Coaquette, played briefly with Heldon (undocumented) and later collaborated with Heldon leader Richard Pinhas on the album: Richard Pinhas & John Livengood - Cyborg Sally 
Although a long established soloist with his own electronic music studio John has not been that well-documented on the release front."

Friday, March 17, 2017

Andreas Großer ‎– Venite Visum (cassette, YHR, 1981)


"Inspired by the West German cosmic scene, the East Berlin synthesist Andreas Grosser made literally hours of synth music, and duplicated cassette recordings for anyone that wanted them. A selection of which is featured on the anthology cassette "Venite Visum"."
Besides that cassette there seems only to be one other release, with Klaus Schulze

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bernard Xolotl ‎– Last Wave (cassette, Syntasy Productions, 1982)


"French composer and multimedia artist, born in 1951. He was a disciple of Terry Riley and Pandit Pran Nath. From 1974 to 1993 he lived in California. After that time he returned to France. 
He married the painter Barbara Falconer in 1975."

Monday, March 13, 2017

Marc Barreca ‎– Currents (cassette, 1979)


Another obscure early cassette by Marc Barreca.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Black Sun Ensemble ‎– Raga Del Sol (cassette, 1987)


"Critically acclaimed psychedelic desert rock band from Tucson, Arizona featuring Jesus Acedo."


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rieg - Source (cassette, 1980)


There is a whole story about Rieg on Discogs and mentions various releases, none of which are actually listed on Discogs. 

"Geir Låstad. "Rieg" it's a if you will do read his a real name "Geir" back to front... Norwegian musician, composer, player and live performer, a producer and record artist in the Ambient, Electronic, New Age and Space Music genre. He started his musical career in 1979 in those early underground "old school" days of todays electronic music. In these years Rieg issued 3 cassettes ("Source", "Music for Wind" & "Voices") on own by his older Jarli brother's label Agitasjon. The two last of the early cassettes was later re-issued in 1998, as CD's from the original master tapes. Much later the CD " Return" was released in 2008. Rieg's latests CD " The Absynth Ritual" was released December 2010."

There are two tapes listed, I will post them both.


Friday, March 10, 2017

KLEM Jubileumcassette (cassette, Klem, 1986)


Klem stands for 'Klub Liefhebbers Elektronische Muziek', a dutch fan group for all things synth and cosmic, organising occasional events. In 1986 they already existed 25 years and released this cassette with unreleased (as it says on the cover) music by Age, Ashra, Neuronium, Walter Rothe, Robert Schröder, Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. It was solely for sale for members of their Klub. They also did a fanzine/magazine, which I would love to read again. I don't have any.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Rob Preston ‎– Insect Mechanics (cassette, Direction Music, 1996)


I have no idea about this musician, who just released this one cassette on Direction Music.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Jeff Greinke - Over Ruins (cassette, Intrepid, 1985)


From Discogs: Jeff Greinke is a musician, composer, performer, sound sculptor, and visual artist. 

Jeff Greinke began composing and performing music in 1980 while studying meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. After moving to Seattle in 1982, Jeff formed the production company and recording label, INTREPID, through which he produced his first LP, Cities in Fog. He has since released twenty other recordings on various U.S. and European labels. He has composed music for film, video, dance, theatre, radio, and art installations. His music was used as the soundtrack for the trailer of Ron Howard's film "The Missing". Jeff has toured throughout the United States and Europe and has performed in China, Canada, and Mexico. He has also been a member of numerous ensembles and is founder of the group LAND, featuring Lesli Dalaba, Dennis Rea, Bill Rieflin and Fred Chalenor.



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Andrew Pinches ‎– Ark (cassette, Visionsound Music, 1989)


The very first release by Andrew Pinches, Uk synth player. More to follow

Carl Matthews ‎– Iridescence (cassette, Mirage, 1983)


Another one of those early 80s synth players. He too had a retrospective album on Vinyl On Demand. I am going to post various releases by him.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Young Scientist - Results, Not Answers (cassette, 1979)


This trio was the east coast of the USA and consisted of James Husted, Marc Barreca and Roland Barker. Three cassettes they released, and later on Vinyl On Demand did a compilation, best-of LP.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Robert Rich - Live (cassette, Auricle Music, 1987)


Of course among all the heavy weight synth artists, Robert Rich should find his place, and this was his second ever release.