RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
A Produce - Inscape + Landscape

Artist: A Produce
P: 1996

An excursion into dreamy, rhythmic modern day trance music.
Inspired by the book, "Inscape & Landscape" written by Pierre Dansereau in 1975.
In tri-fold letterpress discfolio; booklet has a vellum cover.
"Music that makes great impact on the senses and has visionary content: the new A Produce could not be better! The exploration of altered state of consciousness (the inscapes) is profound and complete, contrasting with the excursions into the real world (the landscapes), which has always been the artistic philosophy of this California musician and which here reaches an extremely high level of expressiveness. Musically, the contrasted realities - interior and exterior landscapes - are fused into a material that is under constant evolution, a magical osmosis that puts different states of mind into music. The cavernous "Dwell," with its synthetic bell tones, certainly is a dark and suspended inscape. "Inscape & Landscape" frees the mind with glassy sounds and the dynamics of metallic pulsations. "Sea of Breath," a tiny jewel of sound, carries us "inside" with the power of electronic sound, continuous waves of light and darkness generated by the keyboard. Another inscape - this time melancholy gets the upper hand - arrives with the slow and unforgettable melody of "The Mystic Circle," which seems the distillation of a long-ago encounter intensely relived in memory. Then the drum-skins return to vibrate in "First Glimpse" and "The Hidden Observer," and it is time to return to the voyage, in mind and body, toward new states, towards renewal. Without any special sound research and without recourse to more exotic instrumentation, up to this point A Produce has managed to give voice to the heart and food of the mind, to give images to whomever is listening. The mood once again turns dark and static with the timeless drones of "Isua," one of the most beautiful tracks, into which are inserted the piercing sounds of an extremely acidic guitar and disquieting percussion effects. And the electric guitar once again takes the lead in "The Golden Needle," an atypical and very beautiful piece that brings A Produce into virgin territory. The finale is a crescendo, with the beautiful "Choir of Industry," a mixture of every kind of sound from new music, from synthetic voices to electronic soarings, from industrial beats to reverberating surroundings, with a sense of space that is truly immense (thanks to Robert Rich's mixing?). "Empty Pause" is still more abstract, with artfully confused sounds in the stereo panorama coming from the magic strings of Chas Smith. The definitive version of "Dwell," at sixteen minutes in its bell study, takes up the oppressive discourse of Rich/Lustmord's "Stalker" and concludes the voyage of what is the most complete sound experiences that can be achieved at this time. Use your repeat button, disconnect the telephone and your contact with the world, and let the biology of these sounds become your biology: you will find yourself in trance. Magnificent."

Gianluigi Gasparetti, Deep Listenings Magazine (Italy)


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Airsculpture - Thunderhead

Artists: Airsculpture
P: 1998

Rare and awesome synth/ambient album from Airsculpture. Similar to late 70's, early 80's era Tangerine Dream with plenty of sequencers and dark, ambient soundscapes. If you enjoyed 'Rubycon', 'Encore', 'Poland' or 'Logos' by TD then this will please.

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Alio Die - Kalisz Concert

Artist:  Alio Die
P:  2018
LTD 150

This album was recorded at the Kalisz Ambient Festiwal in Poland.
A beautiful journey from start to finish.

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Alpha Wave Movement - Concept of Motion

Artist: Alpha Wave Movement
P: 1998
"Concept of Motion" finds Kyryluk exploring a wide range of styles.
The album starts with a great upbeat grabber, "Linear Perspective." The sequencers come fast and furious, staccato style. The synth bass, the arrangement, everything on this song is really fun. There is so much going on that it's a wonder it doesn't end up a chaotic mess, but somehow it succeeds very well. The energy is infectious.
Though "Linear Perspectives" is very good, my favorite songs on "Concept of Motion" are the slower, floating pieces. "Across the Axis" is a good mid-tempo piece with some cool sound effects.
"Ocean of Dreams" is a very interesting selection, with sudden key changes and simple, effective piano leads that remind me of Klaus Schulze. This song starts in a floating frame of mind, but like most of the album, succumbs to a fair amount of percussion.
At its heart, "Concept of Motion" is a expression of constant activity, and it will be interesting to see where this musical motion finds the next Alpha Wave Movement release.

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Alquimia + Roedelius - Voces de mi Tierra

Artist: Alquimia + Roedelius
P: 1999
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This album is the meeting between Hans-Joachim Roedelius, German pioneer of the electronic avant garde, and Alquimia, a versatile Mexican artist who has explored the possibilities of synthesizers as well as those of her voice in various innovative projects.
This unusual collaboration between them both has resulted in a likewise remarkable CD. There are melodic passages of a great emotional strength, which could be defined as a fusion of Atmospheric Pop and World Music. And among them both, others of a mysterious, even dreary character coexist, with a slow development and a structure ranging from Ambient to mystic ritual music.
Alquimia's voice, which she herself processes electronically in various ways, turns out to be unearthly at times, and very much earthly in other occasions, perfectly fitting with the electronic textures and exotic atmospheres.


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Alvarez - Picture Music

Artists: Alvarez
P: 1996

Music that sounds completely like Klaus Schulzes early releases like Picture Music.

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Amir Baghiri - Time

Artist: Amir Baghiri
P: 1998
Gradually drifts from light sequencer pieces to quieter, ambient sound-worlds.
A mixture of Roach/ Rich tribalisms and gorgeous shapelessness.


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Andreas Leifeld - Discoveries

Artist: Andreas Leifeld
P: 1991
Futuristic in conception and execution, this album still harkens back to the sequencer-driven sound of the German electronic school. Yet unlike Tangerine Dream, Leifeld has managed to add rock and pop influences without losing his progressive edge. His two-part suite "African Dreams" delves into the techno-tribal realm. He also adds some amusing political cynicism on the final selection, "Same Old Game," by layering recorded voice fragments of George Bush's most banal catchphrases over combat sounds and a brooding, almost sinister electronic score.

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Andreas Leifeld - Mysterious Messages

Artist: Andreas Leifeld
P: 1990
These are nice synthesizertracks, first released on Bernd Kistenmachers Musique Intemporelle label way back in 1990. The music shows the different styles and talents of Leifeld on a very versatile CD with tracks, that have a little eastern influence.

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Andreas Leifeld - Something Happens

Artist: Andreas Leifeld
P: 1993
Catchy, rhythmic tracks.

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Andrew Thomas Wilson - OZ Tales from the Blue Ship

Artist: Andrew Thomas Wilson
P: 1992

A great CD , which was very popular already in 1992, melodic, rhythmic and full of exciting twists. They can be roughly compared to Robert Fox and Klaus Doldinger .


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Andy Pickford - Works Vol. II

Artist: Andy Pickford  
P: 1997
LTD 500
All Material composed, performed and procued by Andy Pickford. Recorded live (except tracks 9 & 10) at Derby Guildhall, UK, between 1994 and 1996. Cathedral restored to its full glory at the Citadel.

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Andy Pickford - Xenomorph

Artist: Andy Pickford  
P: 1996
Opening with the title track, we have an intro by Ashley Franklin (BBC Radio Derby) "It's going to be a stunning show I'm sure". The first thing apparent is that this music has been heard before. Much wracking of brains leads me to believe that this is a reworking of 'Twilight in Valhalla' from 'Terraformer', a much more upbeat and dancey version. 'Night of the Long Knives' will be familiar to Sequences subscribers. It's classic Pickford with heavy driving, but at the same time melodic, sequences. Next comes 'Topaz', with its catchy intro (try it LOUD on headphones!). As the track develops it again harks back to the 'Terraformer' period, with synth washes evolving into some heavy guitar sounds. Tracks 4 & 5 are a bit of a conundrum, the running order having been inadvertently reversed on the sleeve listing. Instead of correcting the error, a card has been enclosed pointing out the mistake and perhaps making this first pressing a collector's item! The version of 'Apocalypse of Love' featured here is Andy's own interpretation, not the Beaumont Hannant / Delta versions which were previously released. After repeated listenings I'm sure there's the distinct sound of TD style synths akin to 'Thru Metamorphic Rocks'. 'Space to Breathe' opens with gentle piano it develops into a melodic flowing track which is quite interesting, but seems to be lacking in something. Referring to TD again, it does seem reminiscent of some of their later works - so perhaps this is why! 'Annihilator' opens with phone call humour Pickford-style and turns out to be a much better track with light bubbly synths and heavenly voices developing into a very distinctive and powerful synth pattern producing another very upbeat outing. With a title like 'Sarcophagus' you expect a deep, dark, doomy sound and this piece duly delivers. 'Solitudes Shadow' opens with more 'Metamorphic' TD sounds before introducing a 'Maelstrom' style sequence and some of Andy's "singy bits". This is true Pickford power with lead synths overlaying a powerful driving sequence. A great track concluding with a thunderstorm which runs into the final track 'Reflections', and what a contrast here. A classical, sentimental piece which wouldn't be out of place on Radio 2. Don't let this put you off though, it does grow on you! Overall 'Xenomorph' doesn't have the immediate appeal of 'Maelstrom'. It lacks a "storming" track with the dimensions of 'Hells Gate' or 'Tetsuo' and it doesn't have a track to match the beauty of 'Cathedral'. But it's a damn sight better than a lot of other releases lately! A couple of closing points. If you like 'Annihilator', look out for a release in the near future (hopefully) by Julian Bishop whose track 'The Sentinel' is very much like this. Finally, if I'm right with my TD references in the review, I'm perplexed by Andy's enthusiasm to "slag off" the so called "retro" artists. I believe that "retro" is an unfortunate phrase for what many believe is the classic form of Electronic Music, and it certainly has a place in today's EM. After all, Andy wouldn't want everyone to copy him would he? (Steve Smith)

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Apeiron - Twilight People

Artist:  Apeiron
P:  1991 / 1994
The follow-up to 'Imagic', though the bulk of the tracks here were penned in '91 with the remainder in '94. In isolation the opening quintet of tracks are not bad at all with various synth motifs accompanied by rhythmic backing, and track 2 'Flowing Away' is especially powerful, however compared to 'Imagic' it's difficult not to be disappointed because of the high standard which has been set. Once 'Part 2' of the title track gets going though all disappointment is brushed aside by 11 minutes of blistering sequences and powerful synth leads. One of the best EM pieces I've heard this year so far. 'Part 3' winds things down superbly, leaving three more tracks in the 6-7 minute bracket to close the album. 'Floreal' is one of the 1994 pieces and is a fine uptempo outing with more searing synth leads, and 'Little Nika' will again appeal to fans of rhythmic, melodic EM. The sleevenotes end "...but now it's time for a change...". On this form I really don't see any need to.

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ARC - Arcturus

Artist: ARC
P: 2005    
DIN 19
LTD 1500 Copies.

Ian Boddy & Mark Shreeve once again combine forces for their fourth outing as the duo ARC. As with their first release on the DiN label, Radio Sputnik ( DiN 7 ), Arcturus is a recording from one of their rare live performances. Indeed their appearance at the Hampshire Jam III festival in October 2004 was only their second venture onto stage performing together as ARC. This festival held in Liphook, Hampshire has a cult following amongst fans of “Berlin school” style electronic music and always attracts a very enthusiastic audience. In these days of laptops & virtual synths it’s quite a sight to see musicians from across Europe assembling to play music using classic synths and struggling to tame large modular systems through a hefty PA and with a mesmerising light show.

Apart from the ARC releases Shreeve has been busy establishing his Redshift group as one of the premier UK electronic music groups with a string of very well recieved releases as well as five concert appearances both in the UK and The Netherlands. For the last decade his music has been built around his massive custom Moog IIIC modular system and his increasing virtuosity with real time sequencing performances. Boddy of course has been building up his DiN label with a string of highly acclaimed albums that have spanned many areas of both retro and modern electronica. It is this combination of styles that have made ARC such an interesting act in their combinations of classic analogue sequencer textures with more modern forms of ambient electronica.

Arcturus captures the duo in full flight with it’s combination of full on analogue sequencing, electronic loops, dark atmospherics and haunting keyboard work. The main set which was played as one continuous piece is split into two sections with the encore, Helicon taking the total playing time of the disc up to the 61 minute mark. The music was recorded onto multi-track allowing Boddy & Shreeve to fine tune the production quality of the performance to the highest standard and should ensure Arcturus goes down as one of THE legendary electronic music concert album.

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Arno - Aqua Phonia

Artists: Arno
P: 1997
This is the rare release of the IC-label CD: Aquaphonia from 1997. The music brings back your harmony into life. Nice tunes with watersounds in harmonic new age style.

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Arno - World of Dreams

Artists: Arno
P: 1994
This is a musical dream journey, that tales the listener to the imaginary worlds of Arno.
He realises these worlds with an electronicmusic style of melodies and sounds like Vangelis uses to play with.

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Ashok Prema - Of Times and Places

Artist: Ashok Prema
P: 1995
Inspired by TD of the early 90s his first CD release had much of the TD sounds and chords.

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Ashra - @shra Live in Japan Vol. 1 + 2

Artists: Ashra
P: 1998

Recorded at February 1997, Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.
Performed by Manuel Göttsching, Lutz Ulbrich, Harald Grosskopf and Steve Baltes.

This double CD set contains remastered versions of the original CDs @shra and @shra Vol. 2
Composed largely by Manuel Göttsching, both serve as diverse, hypnotic breaks from the grind of standard progressive. It’s the kind of music that Robert Fripp has made in his best moments, a cross pollination of the dance beat days of Discipline-era Crimson and the mournful but compelling lines that have graced his best soundscape work. But these discs stand on their own, far above and beyond a number of releases that are presented as bold and imaginative works but prove to be only so in the minds of marketing executives. There’s an other-worldly atmosphere here, a kind of laid-back, late-night charm that leaves you in a pleasantly dumbfounded state of mind as the four members of the ensemble (Göttsching, Lutz Ulbrich, Harald Grosskopf and Steve Baltes) weave jazz and prog and chill out-inspired webs.


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