RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
Arcane - Future Wreck

Artist: Arcane
P: 2000

With this 2000 release, Arcane takes a more science-fiction route, producing 62 minutes of galactic drama. Dark futures and twisted states of existence are the key notes here.
The title track launches into a savage timestream of gripping sequencers and twilight zone sonics. Spectral keyboards drift along as the listener is transported to a future world of desperate and dismal nature. Additional keyboard loops crowd their way into the mix, until everything falls into a desert pit of tension atmospherics and cloudlike chords. The music's rhythmic aspects crawl their way from this hellmouth, reemerging with fresh wonders of chromium blades and cosmic armor. These riffs enter into a pact with demonstrative percussion; together, the steel army peaks with shrill effect and energetic tempo. "The Plastic Eaters" starts in darkness with sinister tones. Those spectral keyboards are back, this time in conjunction with insectoid e-perc. Soon, more involved melodies creep into being, swamping the darkness with their horn-like blare and heroic chords. Building to a crescendo, the riffs fuse into a menacing finale. "The Visible Empty Man" follows this pattern too. Ethereal intro leading to simmering tension. Once the tension evolves into a nest of loops, the riffs agitate the music with their business. Once they have demonstrated their power and glory, these riffs and compelling rhythms retreat back into the darkness, allowing pensive reflection to command the outro. This authority is challenged at the very end by a sudden reminder of the riffs and their influence. "Planet of the Blind" is no stranger to this pattern either. The melody gets quite caught up in its epic definition, expressing itself in terms of shiny surfaces and dynamic rhythms.
Throughout this release, Arcane has replaced the macabre with a cosmic sense of wonder. Still tinged with an eeriness, this music is more adventurous and gripping. Now the darkness holds mysterious discoveries, not hungry ghosts.

Matt Howarth / Sonic Curiosity

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Arcane - Gather Darkness

Artist: Arcane
P: 1999

Lovers of the early works of Tangerine Dream will likely love this release too. Not only are there several similarities in compositions - although a bit more 'mature' - the used sounds will often be very familiar too.
An excellent initiative and by ricochet an excellent opportunity to put the hands and the ears on a wonderful album which transcends the periods of the Dream, from 1973 till 1982.

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Arcane - Pulse
Artist: Arcane
P: 20
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This soundtrack by Arcane is full of TD like melodies. It's like a time-travel back to the 80s TD Soundtrack time.

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Arcanum - The Ancient Saga

Artist: Arcanum
P: 1999
Bernd Franz Moritz Braun, who records under the shorter moniker Arcanum, brings us another very good sample of German electronics. He blends relaxing, drawn out synthesizers with pleasant arrangements and melody, creating the sort of mood that new age enthusiasts seek, but without sounding "new age."
The disc consists of three very long tracks, beginning with "Close to the Edge." Bearing no resemblance to the classic Yes track/album of the same name, this is a slowly evolving piece which evokes feelings of warmth and peace. Though the music changes slowly, the music does cover a lot of ground, becoming quite energetic as it goes along. The last six minutes or so strike me as a bit over the top, with one repeating passage in particular seeming a bit melodramatic. Fortunately, the music crests in this fashion only a few times, then levels off, leaving the end result still largely enjoyable. "Shadowland" is a very nice track that reminds me of a lesser-known emusic artist, Apeiron. There is a little more restraint here, and I love the crisp, unusual percussion toward the end as the energy once again intensifies.
Synth oboe strains open the 33-minute title track, begging immediate comparisons to latter-day Tangerine Dream, but it is much better than that. There are beautiful melodies sprinkled throughout the song, which is subdivided into six parts, though they flow quite seamlessly together. The melodies are made with harp, acoustic guitar, and harpsichord-like tones. Halfway through, drums come pounding in, lending a much more majestic tone. This carries through nearly to the end, then the oboes return to close out a very beautiful musical journey. Arcanum manages to create synthetic music with a depth of emotion that isn't always found in the genre.

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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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Asmus Tietchens - Spät-Europa

Artist: Asmus Tietchens
P: 1982 / 2003
LTD 600

Tracks 1-20 originally released on Spät-Europa LP (Sky, 1982).
Tracks 21-22 are bonus tracks.

Experimentel studio recordings from the early 80s.

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Astral Dance - Dreamscape

Artist: Astral Dance
P: 1992
Astral Dance is Pelle Handen, a Swedish synthesist who has always proved his worth as both an exemplary synthesist and composer. Here, on his third release, he reveals himself as a multi-instrumentalist of great adeptness. All in all, this is certainly his most varied and inventive album to date, cutting across and blending a wider range of styles most effectively. A sense of atmosphere plays a key role here and thus an energetic soundtrack-like mood is created. Structural simplicity and complex shifting timbres animate all thirteen pieces in this collection. What sets Pelle apart is not just that he's using new musical tools, it's how he uses them. You hear it in the sensitivity of interaction with each element, balance of timbre, texture and mood. "Dreamscape" will show a new, more innovative side of Handen's work, i.e. the purely electronic sounds. Additional musicians on the CD are Bjorn J:son Lindh on flute, Irene Tuomaninen on backing vocals and Kent Strom on additional keyboards. I found it fascinating, hypnotic and transfixing right to the end.

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Atom - Los Negritos

Artist:
Atom
P: 2005
RI 063
Atom™, the brain behind the acclaimed "Senor Coconut" project, is back with just another attack on established first world parameters of good taste: "Speed-Merengue" may say it all! Have a couple of downers before listening to "Los Negritos", Mr. coconut's alter ego this time. 24 high-speed assaults, "mega-mixed" into a 45 minute rollercoaster ride through a lo-fi universe of hyperactive syncopation. Frenetic horn-stabs and timbales-fills chase 6-bit percussion, accompanied by rave-signals and plastic cowbells: "cut and paste latino" at its best! Indeed "los negritos" could be considered the new punk being closer to Merzbow than to Buena Vista Social Club, to drop just a few names. Following the well-known "Senor Coconut" project and the rather underground "Los Sampler's" album, "Los Negritos" is the next step of this man who has significantly innovated electronic music at least 10 times throughout the last 15 years. It will certainly leave you breathless....


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Atom Heart - Shellglove

Artist: Atom Heart
P: 1996
This is a tecnoide, rhythmic ambientrelease by Atom.

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Aural Float - Introspectives

Artist: Aural Float
P: 1995 / 2001
Breathing and floating rhythmic elecronic music from the best times of the new era with Space Night on TV in the mid 90s.


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Autopilot - The Voice Inside

Artist: Autopilot
P: 1999
e1000001cd
Producer Andreas Stollenz has already released a couple of 12inches on different labels under the name Froyd. With his project Autopilot, he now delivers the album The Voice Inside, which was recorded especially for Elektrolux. In a decent and flowing manner, organic Elektro gets combined with psychedelic influences. The CD explores the connections between Elektro and Laid Back Listening, while the more club orientated Dj friendly double vinyl (12 tracks) contains partly different tracks and mixes. Berlin Electro producer Froyd introduces his new project Autopilot with this organic album. While the CD is more homelistening orientated, the DJ friendly double vinyl contains the club tracks with pumping electro beats.

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Axess + Maxxess - Contact

Artists: Axess & Maxxess
P: 2004
Electronic music meets progressive music.
This sound material combines electronic music with rockmusic. Electronic soundsculptures and rockmusic were combined to an unity, never been heard before.

Maxxess (Max Schiefele) - electric and acoustic guitars, native synths
Axess (Axel Stupplich) - analog, digital and native synthesizers

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Axess - Fusion

Artists: Axess
P: 2010

The Pyramid Peak keyboarder Axel Stupplich presents us a special jewel of electronic music: "Axess - Fusion" His previous album "Axess -Voices Of Dawn" already featured fine, dreamy-atmospherical sounds. Axess picks up this style. This time he has been inspired by astronomy, by the sun and its energy and by the night sky. In comparison to his previous album "Fusion" puts more weight on sequences. By this his new CD has turned into an excellent Berlin School album with sensitive melodies and sounds within a fantastic dreamy atmosphere.

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Baked Beans - Baked Beans

Artist: Baked Beans
P: 1993
The first release by Baked Beans on the defunkt Recycle or Die Label.
This is the Digi-Pack version.

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Becker Lehnhoff - Solo Observed

Artist: Becker Lehnhoff
P: 1989

Dark Ambient with experimentel sounds.

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Bekki Williams - Shadow of the Wind

Artist: Bekki Williams
P: 1997
"Shadow of the Wind is a masterpiece of symphonic electronic music that will remind many of the best works by the Euro Superstars Jarre and Vangelis... the level of sophistication both musically and instrumentally is stunning. It's rare that a relatively new artist comes up with anything this impressive".
"This is warm, melodic EM at its most accomplished. Bekki's style is a world away from the free-form analogue improvisations of some contemporary acts, and yet she represents what is probably the most accessible genre of EM, concentrating on melody and wide-eyed romanticism. Its potential appeal is great and she could turn out to be AD Music's first big breakthrough. Watch this space".

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