Pollard, Brendan

Hailing from the UK, Brendan Pollard has been recording superb electronic music with the band Rogue Element for several years. Now he’s launched a solo career that promises to attract him some well-deserved international attention.
Pollard, Brendan
Pollard, Daniel + Booth - IV CD

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2010
3 long tracks that form early Berlin School styles. From experimental, to sequenzerbased, a new masterpiece of the 3 musicians.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - IV DVD

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2010
At the end of march 2010, PDB allowed an "outside" camera operator into the studio for the first time to film the sessions for what would ultimately end up as PDB IV. The raw footage was taken away and edited by Phil Booth, the result is a film that takes a peek into the private world of PDB at work in the studio.
All compositions by PDB except the themes from "The Call" and "Ricochet", included as a playful and respectful nod to Tangerine Dream.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - IX

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2019

This is a remastered factory pressed CD of the official bootleg release entitled September Jams.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - Live 26.09.2009

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2009    
Ltd 100
You can sit here and say the music from this "Awakenings" concert is very much like Tangerine Dream in the "Rubycon" era.
But no, the recording is more than that, it is an exploration of analogue synthesizers being tested to the limit as if on some test to see if the boundaries of t.d. mid 70's could be pushed back. There are also elements of Michael Hoenig on display.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - Live at Awakenings 18-09-10

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2010 
LTD 100
Recorded live at the Awakenings Burton upon Trent, we find perfect Berlin School Sequencing at its best.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - September 2009 Jams

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2009    
LTD 100
A follow up to their self-titled debut, this one is even more austerely packaged, but once again what matters is the excellent Berlin school music within.
“Catalyst” is a brilliant extended Teutonic jam session over 50 minutes long, with great sequencing that chugs along just so for most of it. The opening minutes are stellar atmospheric space music, with some really strong electric guitar courtesy of Michael “Mick” Daniel aka Hashtronaut. He really does a phenomenal job adding just the right extra punch to the proceedings without overwhelming things at all. Once we get about 8:00 in to the journey, it sounds a lot like some of the best RMI offerings I’ve heard, and that is saying something. And although the sequencing is the thing, check out the warbly experimental haunting section that ensues just past the 22:00 mark. Beautiful Mellotron flutes smooth things out nicely, keeping things from going too far afield. This softer section continues for quite a while, with sequencers not resuming until past the 33:00 point, though of course they are quite welcome when they do. This is a masterpiece, and well worth the price of admission alone.
But the trio follows it up with another 20 minutes of first rate music in the form of “The Chaos Balance.” This one stays mellow throughout, with male choirs, abstract deep space sounds, and warmer ethereal touches, making a fine finish to a fine album.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - Seven

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2018

Track 2 was originally released on the official 'bootleg' Live at Awakenings 18-09-10, which was the VT recording taken from the desk. This version is a fully mastered audio taken from the bands multi-track recording of the concert.
Track 1 is a recently discovered piece from the PDB archives.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - V CD

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2013
Sessions from September/October 2009 Encore from the "E-Live" concert 2009.

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - VI CD

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2013
Sessions from 2009/2010

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - Volume 1

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2009 / 2019

Perfect analogue sequencing. This is the first set of the 3 musicians from the UK. Now rereleased as factory pressed CD. The other Volumes will follow!

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Pollard, Daniel + Booth - Volume 2

Artist: Pollard, Daniel & Booth
P: 2010
The epic Pollard / Daniel / Booth / Ramsey / FSP concert from Hampshire Jam 8.
Oceans of mellotron and walls of modular.
‘Hampshire 1’ commences with fizzing, twittering effects which act as an intro for two different Heavenly Mellotron lines. Close on their heals enters a rapid tinkling sequence. A second heavy bass sequence joins it and we are soon belting along at break neck speed, the foundations shaking as we go. Electric guitar touches heighten the excitement still further. What an incredible opener!
After whooshing atmospherics and beautiful ethereal effects ‘Hampshire 2’ continues its slow exquisite build up with a lonesome synth flute lead. When the first sequence does arrive it is again of the rapid high register variety. The second sequence falls into formation with the first perfectly. A third, deeper sequence, joins in the fun and we are soon bathed in a sea of pulsations. Pure Berlin School heaven. The sequences evolve like living entities and the guitar, though used sensitively and never above the middle of the mix, adds even more oomph.
‘Hampshire 3’ grabs the attention right from the opening few seconds with sonic blasts and Mellotron. We then follow the winning formula outlined in the previous two numbers. A sequence emerges, which is again first rate, topped off perfectly by a sensitive flute lead line. The sequence morphs wonderfully, little guitar touches making brief but most welcome appearances.
The sequencer is fired up right from the first second for ‘Hampshire 4 (Encore 1)’ and the trons, taking the lead role this time, have never sounded better. Edgar Froese style guitar tops things off perfectly. The audience demands more and sonic screeches get ‘Hampshire 5 (Encore 2)’ underway. Soothing Mellotron softens things a little until the sequences burst forth once more and proceed to give fans of Berlin School music exactly what they want.

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Quadra - First Contact
Artist: Quadra
P: 2006
Quadra comprise four of the musicians who appeared on the 'Hampshire Jam 'Jam' 2006'album. They are Brendan Pollard and friends he invited to his studio: Steve Humphries, John Sherwood and Jez Creek. Deep reverberating drones and a bass throb provide a very atmospheric introduction for 'Convergence'. Little melodies shimmer over the top accompanied by soothing mellotron. A rapid sequence nestles perfectly amongst the other instrumentation. A second comes to join it and we are soon motoring along in energetic, head nodding, fashion. In the eleventh minute things wind down to soft tron. A little melody shines above it all, echoed by the mellotron. Soft meandering tinkling piano adds to the gentle atmos still further. The track then seems to spend the next few minutes searching for direction. A sequence can be heard low in the mix but that is where it stays whilst various lead flourishes come and go but without really making their mark. In the twenty first minute a more substantial sequence surges forward, mutating this way and that only to subside back to tron and piano a couple of minutes later. We then get a section of pleasant atmospherics which gradually becomes more metallicly percussive and sparse sounding. Images of dank rat infested dungeons come to mind. A heartbeat sound can be heard, soft drones lightening the mood which becomes brighter still as wordless vocal pads give an ethereal presence. The heartbeat fades away and is replaced by a tinkling sequence, slow rhythm then more sequences as things surge forward nicely once more. In my opinion this track was good for two thirds of its over forty minute duration, it just had a bit of a dodgy middle section where things became a little aimless. Initially 'Pastorale' is wonderfully soothing, with gentle tron and flutey synth combining beautifully. A tinkling sequence emerges in the second minute, then a rhythm starts up skipping along nicely. Flute sounds are particularly effective but the other leads aren't bad either. Sequences become more prominent as things get increasingly energetic. 'Starbirth' acts as something of a fest for mellotron and string pads. A faint beat low in the mix gives a hint of structure rather than any driving force, which in the context of the track is a good thing but I thought the track lost its way for the last three minutes as layers of percussion etc were added that weren't really necessary and only resulted in the track losing its focus. 'Heritage' starts in a similar tranquil way to the previous track, dreamy vocal samples adding a little detail whilst a slow strangely comforting throb can just be heard low in the mix. A gorgeous way to finish the first disc. The second CD starts with 'Emergence'. The first few minute or so are a little like 'Epsilon in Malaysian Pale' but then we get lots of twittering effects. A slow bass sequence starts up and I found my head gently nodding to it. We descend to electronic twitters once more in the eighth minute. Whining drones go up and down the sonic spectrum like an alien craft swooping high into the air then plunging Earthward. In the thirteenth minute a brace of sequences pick up the pace. They bounce off each other nicely, various 'melodies' coming and going over the ever-present tron. The sequences mutate beautifully but the lead lines were maybe a little over done. This stage of the track finishes at about the twenty-minute mark. Mournful plucked strings lead to a slow sequence (backed by more mellotron of course) then restrained drums and yet another sequence. Things quickly build to quite a head of steam before just as suddenly subsiding, allowing the musicians to regroup for the next sequencer based section. The swirling pulsations work well enough but the leads seemed a bit directionless to me. 'Astral Plane' is a slow dreamy track, the atmospherics working wonderfully along with a subtle bass line. From around the six-minute mark the pulsations become more prominent and things chug along very nicely. 'Callisto' is a lovely track featuring soft tones over fizzling pads. There's something rather melancholy, even spooky about it all. 'Take-Off' creates tension with the use of choral pads. The sequences slowly start to build developing into a strange sort of manic groove. It's like listening to some bizarre satanic ceremony.

 


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Rogue Element - Premonition

Artist: Rogue Element
P: 2004 / 2020
Rogue Element is Jerome Ramsey & Brendan Pollard
Recorded at the Radial Velocity Studio, England, between October 2002 and December 2003
All tracks composed, performed and produced by Rogue Element
A new album of previously unheard works is now available. 'Premonition' has been recorded in the RadialVelocity studio over the last fifteen months. Every effort has been made to use authentic equipment - read the gear list and weep..! - and most of the instruments wouldn't have been out of place in the 70's. This is electronic music at it's purest.

The great sound of TD in the 70’s we all keep in mind, still lives, the name is Rogue Element.
But while classics like “Stratosfear” and “Ricochet” are never far away, “Premonition” has its own sound: The overall feeling is more relaxed, the pace less relentless, structures are more resting. Long intros melt into gentle grooves, which build up and die away, without changing their mood.


 

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.220 09/13
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 220
09/2013

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.223 12/13
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 223
12/2013
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.225  02/14
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 225
02/2014
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.227  04/14
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 227
04/2014

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.301 06/2020
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 301
06/2020

 
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.314 07/2021
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 314
07/2021
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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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