Alexander, Xan

Xan Alexander is a solo artist and a member of The Omega Syndicate. He performed at the HJJ in 2006 and 2007 and  2008.
Alexander, Xan
Glen Alexander - Relentless
Artists: Glen Alexander
P: 2017
Berlin School music like TD 1975.
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.260  01/17
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 260
01/2017
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The Grey Encounter (Booth + Alexander) - Dark Matter

Artist: Phil Booth & Xan Alexander
P: 2012
Two epic pieces full of Berlin School style sequences and atmosphere. A new sideproject of the two well known british synthesizer artists.

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The Grey Encounter (Booth + Alexander) - State of Decay

Artist: Phil Booth & Xan Alexander
P: 2015
Dark Berlin School music

All tracks Improvised, Performed and Produced by Phil Booth and Xan Alexander
Recorded June to Septemper 2015
Phil Booth: Synths, Atmospheres and SFX Xan Alexander: Synths, Textures, Theremin, Glissando Guitar, Bass and SFX

 

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2006 Volume 2

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2006
This is the nice collection of Ambientlive with new tracks by the listed artists.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2007 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2007
New Worlds, 15 new tracks exclusiv for this collection. Most of them are Berlin School style.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2007 Volume 1.5

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2007
New Ambient Worlds. 9 new exclusiv tracks by the artists. Incl. a 10 minutes Ricochet Gathering track.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2007 Volume 2

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2007
Journeys in Space and Time. 14 new tracks by all the artist listed. Most of them are really Berlin School style.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2008 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2008
Compilation of new tracks in Berlin School style by the listed artists.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2010 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2010
A double album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some different and new tracks too.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2011 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2011
A double album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some different and new tracks too.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2012 Volume 2

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2012
"Mythology"
A double album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some quite different and new tracks too.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2013 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2013
A single album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some quite different and new tracks too.

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Various Artists - Awakenings 2014 Volume 1

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2014
A single album of mainly Berlin School tracks.
With some quite different and new tracks too.

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Various Artists - Best of Awakenings Vol. 3

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2010
A collection of the best tracks from the Awakwnings compilations.
Here Vol. 3 with the tracks from 2005-2008.

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Various Artists - Best of Awakenings Vol. 5

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2012
A collection of the best tracks from the Awakwnings compilations.
Here Vol. 5 with the tracks from 2009-2012.

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Various Artists - Hampshire Jam 'Jam' 2006

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2006
Nice session with the main electronic musicians from the UK. Two CDs with long tracks of Berlin School style electronic music.

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Xan Alexander - Elektro-Technology

Artists: Xan Alexander
P: 2015 / 2018
Melodic and rhythmic Berlin School sequencer music.

Tracks 1-4, 6-10 Composed, Produced and Mixed By Xan Alexander 2010-2015
Track 2 Composed with Rob Clynes
Track 5 Composed in 2007, Edited and Re-Mixed 2015
Xan Alexander:- Analogue/Digital Synths, String Machine, Vocoder, Theremin, Sequencing and Guitar
Rob Clynes:- Guitar

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Xan Alexander - Klang Garten

Artists: Xan Alexander
P: 2007
Xan composes and produces his own brand of Electronic Music with
influences ranging from Berlin School, Prog Rock and Dance Music.
His music is composed and produced in his own Ouroboros Studio.
Xan is one half of the synth duo The Omega Syndicate with David Gurr.
We open with 'Phaeton'. Windy crashing sounds fade into the distance over cosmic twitters. A sequence can be heard low in the mix, rising to become an absolute corker! Sympathetic rhythms arrive along with slow blissful melodic pads- then in come the searing lead lines. This is simply amazing stuff! Like a cross between Mark Shreeve, Andy Pickford and (of course) The Omega Syndicate. The perfect combination of power and melody. It just has to be played loud and don't be ashamed of going completely crazy to it. The atmospheric sounds chosen for the beginning of 'Antares' are simply exquisite. A dreamy lead line calls out and is answered by a tinkling sequence. Then wallop, in comes another anthemic lead line using a sound that again reminded me of Andy Pickford at his most strident. 'Solar Wind 1' gets straight into more bouncy sequences and almost whimsical melodies. This time I was reminded me of Quiet Point. All of a sudden everything changes as we wind down to a foreboding grunginess. The contrast with how the track started is really quite disturbing but bloody inventive! Then all of a sudden normal service is resumed. How wonderfully bizarre! A forceful combination of sequences blast 'Part 2' underway and mutate wonderfully as things gain even more oomph. 'Sequential Haven' is perfectly titled as right from the first instant the pulsations and driving rhythms gain hold. It is when the lovely melodic mellotron refrains come in however that the full impact hits home. An echoing piano lead weaves amongst all the cascading notes adding a perfect foil to the overflowing energy. Birdsong calms things down for the title track, the serene feeling enhanced by lovely guitar and flute. What a stunningly beautiful piece of music this is. An oasis of tranquillity amongst all the wonderful high-energy pyrotechnics. 'Elemental Plane' gets us hurtling along at breakneck speed again as yet another superb sequence and rhythm combination get the whole body moving. The real highlight however is one of the most outstanding leads on the album which catapults this track to probably the best on the CD. Amazingly a second lead comes in and it is just as good as the first- bet it would be incredible live! 'Moonbase Ypsilon' momentarily calms us down once more with soft flute refrains but it isn't long before another excellent sequence, rhythm, tron and stabbing piano lead pick up the pace, again getting my whole body moving. This isn't all high energy mayhem however as one gorgeous melody after another are deployed, softening things around the edges. Another real highlight of an already stonking album. 'Star Walker' uses exquisite little piano touches and a flute lead to calm the senses. 'Mmm, Jazzy!' is the sort of title that couldn't be more designed to put off the vast majority of Electronic Music fans but don't despair as instead of meandering sax we are greeted with yet another excellent sequence. The piano melody could be thought of as slightly 'jazzy' I suppose but unless that term had been planted in my mind by the title it wouldn't have occurred to me. Stabbing bass pulses heighten a feeling of urgency, the rhythms are cranked up and a rather John Dysonish lead line reaches straight to the heart of my EM soul. To many this will be the best album of 2008 so far and indeed could remain so throughout the year.

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Xan Alexander - Quantum Waves

Artists: Xan Alexander
P: 2010

Xan composes and produces his own brand of Electronic Music with influences ranging from Berlin School, Prog Rock and Dance Music.His music is composed and produced in his own Ouroboros Studio. Xan is one half of the synth duo The Omega Syndicate with David Gurr. The opening track, “I”, sets the mood for Quantum Waves, a down-tempo piece based around some very subtle percussion which put me immediately in mind of “Drawn from Life” by Eno and Schwalm. The next track, “II”, begins with chimes immediately summoning up spirit of “Exit” and making way for one of the rhythmic highs of the release with the sequence carrying the whole thing along, gradually building the tension, a Xan Alexander speciality, before strings and a melodic lead combined with effects provide the release needed before we reach the next track. “III” (spot the trend) replaces the sequence and rhythm with drifting atmospherics and choirs evoking “2/1” from “Music for Airports”.
A distant piano underpins growing layers of noise, a coming storm which builds up and “IV” sees it joined by chimes which repeat in clusters as the noise drifts away before it has chance to swamp the soundscape. “V”, I mean, “Wave” (sorry, got carried away there) sees the return of the noise, which serves to highlight the melancholic theme played on ‘tron flute. More FX and echoes join the soundscape before a Michael Brook-like percussion adds some movement to the mix with the resulting music sounding like from Gandalf’s finest, on “The Universal Play”. “Particle” sees the percussion replaced with a syncopated pattern of raindrops and the noises of the previous track replaced by a searching brass motif answered by the next track, “Duality” which sees the return of the uptemponess of “II”, the rhythm is joined by a ‘tron melody and carries though until it’s overtaken by the sound of breaking waves to fade. Every album has to finish and “Agents of Chaos” brings this album to a close and it is a perfect finisher; Xan goes into full-on Tim Blake mode as a high tempo uplifting sequence is joined by driving percussion and soaring lead which manages to hang on as the track makes some tricky key changes before a breathy lead sees this rollercoaster of a track come to its inevitable (and unwelcome) end.
“Quantum Waves”, like all good music takes you on a journey though an hour of rhythm, melody and atmosphere spread across 8 movements. If you don’t currently own any of Xan’s recordings, shame on you and now is a good time to start with this release, his strongest to date. If, however, you already know how good Xan’s music can be, this is a worthwhile addition to the rest you already own.

Stuart Judd

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