Volt

VoLt is the UK duo Michael Shipway and Steve Smith. The duo Volt, formed by Michael Shipway and Steve Smith, make a kind of electronic music rich in sophisticated orchestrations, with a variety of layers with sounds that are often ethereal, and a clear taste for space.
Choosing to create long pieces, these artists develop extraterrestrial suites in it, with slow parts and others of a rhythm sustained by sequencers.
Volt
Lamp - Three Towers

Artist: Lamp
P: 2012

Michael Shipway joined by Garth Jones made this great new album full of great melodies and sequencing. If you like VoLt and Michaels music you will love this!.

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Michael Shipway - Spirit of Adventure

Artist: Michael Shipway
P: 199
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Admired by many for his very unique style and sense of adventure, this album is aptly titled. The cover evokes a real pioneering spirit and not for the first time the sleevenotes provide interesting and thought provoking reading. Electronic voice samples initially hint at a shift into Synthetik dance territory, however unmistakable Shipway refrains soon take centre stage and accompanied by characteristic chant samples and flutey synth the opening title track does not disappoint. 'Highland' breezes along on a chugging beat and features a very familiar theme played in a variety of voices and styles. It's good, but at seven minutes it does go on a bit. 'Evening Star' is another adroit offering with a measured main theme and immaculate backing. Another member of the 'Sequences theme club' follows, and its similarity to 'Highland' may explain a few things. It is played with rather more gusto though and hence is a more successful outing, but still rather predictable. The segue into track 5 is very impressive, and the form continues with a very infectious theme and a confident air which combine to great effect. 'Sanctuary' suggests monastery, monastery suggests monks, monks suggest Enigma, Enigma suggests a chugging beat, silken synths and monastic chants. A chugging beat, silken synths and monastic chants characterise 'Sanctuary'. 'Jamjar' is a dense collage of electric guitar and repetitive synth voices, and it works very well. 'The Navigator' slows the pace down and is a thoughtful interlude, while 'Temple' presents ethnic rhythms and voicings in a contemporary manner. 'Chameleon' expertly combines a variety of synth styles and really does show-case Michael Shipway's considerable talents. More traditional synth voices feature in 'The Visitor', another pleasing track which closes with PC vocals (alá Waveform's Virtual World) that introduce the next track... 'Expedition'. It's here that this album really gets into top gear. This really is a superb piece which has the lot; great themes, marvellous samples, and an infectious rhythm. Classic Shipway. The PC vocals continue on 'Oasis', heralding another Enigma beat and another excellent track. Had this album finished after track 9 I would have commented that it was an album of immaculately presented EM but that it was founded on very safe ground. However, the closing quartet of tracks really do transcend this album, and go a long way to justify its 'Spirit of Adventure title'. Shipway fans will delight at what's on offer here. Newcomers may well be impressed enough to investigate other MS albums. Really, you can't ask much more than that can you? GG

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.253  06/16
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 253
06/2016
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Steve Smith + The Tylas Cyndrome - Pools of Diversity

Artist: Steve Smith + The Tylas Cyndrome
P:
2013
One member of Volt goes solo and plays melodic tunes like John Dyson,Paul Ward and Maxxess. He is also supported by the two musicians Les Sims and Alan Ford.

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Steve Smith - Phoenix Rising

Artist: Steve Smith
P: 2011

One member of Volt goes solo and plays melodic tunes like John Dyson and Paul Ward.

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V/A - E-Scape 2018

Artist: V/A
P: 2018
‘E-Scape 2018’ is a collection of exclusive studio and unreleased tracks from artists performing at the 2018 UK E-Scape Festival. The music is a varied collection of traditional electronic music of the spacey, sequencer style and it all hangs together nicely as a cohesive electronic music album. Code Indigo open proceedings with the moody 12 minute epic ‘Redemption’, a forgotton unreleased gem from 2002. Next up is Ron Boots with the melancholy but upbeat ‘Cries in the Mist’ and things liven up with the foot stomping, guitar driven ‘Deep Dream’ from FD Project. VoLt  present another gem with the excellent and traditional 80’s style em ‘Circadian Cycle’, before we then go into experimental space music mode with the exploratory ‘Orcadian Voyager Dives Again’ by Concept Devices. ‘Industrial Sunset-Leaving Town’ by Gazz Collins picks things up again weaving its seductive rhythmic spell. We then move into the longest track on the album, a great slice of electronica/rock, ‘Thunder Road’ by Ron Boots. The album closes with ‘Krystal Halls Highway’, a tribute to the late Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, performed by Code Indigo and featuring Klaus. The track is a reworking of a previously unreleased David Wright/Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock track ‘Krystal Halls’. E-Scape 2018 is sure to appeal to fans of traditional sequencer styled, spacey electronic music

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V/A - Schallplatte 18

Artist: Synth NL, Volt, Mythos,Peter Mergener, Stefan Erbe,u.a.
P: 2016
Here the 18th CD of the german Schallwende club. Unique tracks by the artists.

Here the last copy!

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Volt - A Day Without Yesterday

Artist: Volt
P: 2016
A new fresh sound!! And a step back into the past. A more rocking and solid Volt with some powerful guitars!!.

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Volt - Circuits

Artist: Volt
P: 2012

New sequencerlines and brilliant Berlin School titles.

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Volt - HjVi

Artist: Volt
P: 2008

Recorded live at Hampshire Jam 6
Liphook, Hampshire, UK
20 October 2007
On October 20th 2007, Michael Shipway and Steve Smith, together known as VoLt, gave a concert at the “Hampshire Jam 6” festival in England. In the last years, VoLt has become a household name in retro-electronic music. Everything is there in their music: the stretched sequencerlines, the big solos, the sounds and the overall ambiance. This is added with some typical British humor which is always nice in a musical style that is often called too serious.
Already on their latest studioalbum “Nucleosynthesis” the duo used more and more sequencerparts (at least more than before) and on “HjVi” this is again the fact.
These sequences are amongst the finest ever created in electronic music. It seems simple to create a sequence but to use the right notes is not easy at all. VoLt are masters in creating the right sequences. Just listen to the first track “Primaeval” and it all becomes clear. The sequences are long but keep attention at all times. This combined with great solos and an overall melodically approach makes their music so interesting. In contrast to a lot of Berliner Schule-inspired music, they also use a lot of digital sounds.
For instance, this is the fact on “Signals”. Again, the sequences here are masterful.
The last track “Extinction” is built up excellent: from a soft start to massive sequences and a “rocky” atmosphere. Let’s hope the last title doesn't count for the music of Shipway and Smith because the way they are developing as VoLt is impressive and one that has to be continued.

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Volt - Particles

Artist: Volt
P: 2013
One of the best Synth duo's in the world, with Particles they take you on a micro electronic journey through their musical world..
 

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Volt - Star Compass

Artist: Volt
P: 2004 / 2011

VoLt’s sophomore release is a surefooted follow up to The Far Canal, raising the bar with these four lengthy excursions into deep space teutonics.
A soft yet brisk crystalline sequence brings us to “Escape Velocity” as the disc opens in dreamy vintage style. Michael Shipway and Steve Smith deftly avoid tipping their hand too early, holding back a gently rolling bass line until past the 4:00 mark, adding an effective synth solo a bit later on, and leaving the drums at home entirely. This track has a “hit single” feel to it despite its double-digit running time.
Next comes “Hyperspace Drift”, the first of two leisurely evolving epics, each clocking in at over 20 minutes. Gorgeous synth pads and slowly pulsating sequences emerge about a quarter of the way in. Restraint is again a strength as the music lays back instead of going for a dramatic climax. This pays big dividends with a rewarding listening experience that transcends Berlin school cliché, though all the familiar elements are certainly there in abundance to enjoy.
The title track is solid as well, providing a feast for the ears of all things electronic, pure unadulterated synthlust laid bare for all to hear. A perky bubbly bass line is good, hanging just this side of becoming too busy.
The final track is no slacker either. “First Contact” spends a few minutes floating in the mist before a majestic tribal beat rises out of it. The rhythms build in immensely enjoyable fashion to bring this stellar space set to a solid landing back on terra firma.

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Volt - The Far Canal

Artist: Volt
P: 2003

The 3 tracks contained here were performed live by VoLt in concert and in the studio, the only preparation being the programming of sounds and sequences.
“The Far Canal” is an exceptional album. It contains an own approach by the duo to the concept of Retro/Berlin School. Part I opens atmospheric and after a while a sequence appears. This is the start of a long improvisation where they make use of great sounds. The second part again begins with quiet sounds. Than, a stretched piece enters with many atmospheres and an intriguing rhythm. Part III with over 24 minutes is the longest and also the best track. It is a live recording. First, it contains spacey effects after which rather symphonic sounds and solos come. Than the sequences, full and impressive, fall in and the solos become heavier making it an absolutely great piece. A sort of classical Tangerine Dream but played on modern instruments.
With “The Far Canal” Volt has created a great piece of work. It is retro, it is Berlin School, but something else than we’ve heard in this genre so far.

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Volt - Through the Rings

Artist: Volt
P: 2005 / 2010

Through the Rings is deep ambient space music disguised as Berlin school electronica. VoLt – Michael Shipway and Steve Smith – improvised these four pieces during live studio recording sessions and they assure listeners that “no synthesizers were harmed during the making of this album.” The set begins with a definite Berlin school piece. It is light and airy with gentle sequences. As ”Journey to the Rim” fades, ”Dark Entrance” unfolds with some ultra-cool experimental sounds, deep drones and vast atmospheres. There are sequences but they are stretched out and compliment the ambient elements. ”Through the Rings” and ”Soaring Beneath the Surface” continue the deep space adventure with expansive atmospheres that border on minimalism. This disc is, indeed, an essential ambient treasure.
Available again.

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