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Out of print and very rare limited CDs
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Patrick O'Hearn - Indigo

Artist: Patrick O'Hearn
P: 1991
This is one of P.O.'s most brilliant magical landmark albums to date. This is a complete departure from the sunny daytime feel of El Dorado and Rivers Gonna Rise. This is a very dark and more midievel sounding recoed that shatters new grounds in his music and is one of his strongest albums to date. Devils Lake is a very scary sounding song with echoing pianos and a very ominous sound. At 3:56 some electronic percussion and some rhythm comes in giving a feel of traveling through space towards a glowing cluster of stars. Sacrifice is a haunting track with very dark tingling synths for about the first 3 and a half minutes. At about 2:40 drums come in and real add on to the song. The horns are beatiful. When I close my eyes when listening to this song I could imagine being out in the forest in the dead of night and then all of a sudden a green glowing, wide-eyed warrior ghost on a chariot coming out of the background being pulled by horses. Coba is beyond what words can say alone. It's a very frightening song with echoing drums and very nighttime synths. I love the intense bridge with strong synths from 2:18 to 3:00. It then ends with the ambient synths continuing. This is my favorite song on this album. Upon The Wings Of Night is what the title says. It's a most ambient song with trumpets but they really sound great.Sacret Heart is another beautiful but a tad bit brighter but still dark and spacey. The Beauty Within is another beatiful but with echoing pianos but at the last 30 seconds the pianos give away to pulsating synths and fade out. What an amazing song. Desire is absolutely magical. It starts out with dazzling synths. Then some drums come in. This is one of the best songs on this album. Ringmasters Dream is very unique. It starts off as an ambient track but then later it gradually morphs into a sort of orchestraesque song and then fades into carnival sounds at the ending. Espana is a truly magical closing track to this CD. It a very peaceful with a truly melancholy feel. A great closer to this CD.

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Patrick O'Hearn - Mix Up

Artist: Patrick O'Hearn
P: 1990
This CD is radically different, because it is his music re-mixed by others. Hip-hop beats, environmental sounds, snippets of dialogue. You can imagine that the typical new age fan listened to this and said what the hell is this noise! Too bad, because this is really wonderful stuff. If you like music from folks like "The Art of Noise", "William Orbit", and "David Van Tiegham", you should check this out.

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Patrick O'Hearn - Rivers gonna Rise

Artist: Patrick O'Hearn
P: 1988
This 1988 opus from O'Hearn is a great follow-up to the extravagant "Between Two Worlds". Similar in sound and production, "River's Gonna Rise" is arguably O'Hearns more upbeat, brightest, and sunniest in mood, totally opposite in mood to "Indigo" and "Trust", this is probably the easiest album to get into. The album cover does kind of portray the mood of the album: daytime.
"Homeward Bound" starts the set with a very upbeat, sunny afternoon, and joyous sound and an eclectic blend of New Age, jazz, and some pop. It's probably the sunniest song that Patrick has ever recorded and a great one too. "The Stroll" is a mellower and less sunny in mood and more of a cloudy afternoon song. I often play this when it's cloudy on a summer afternoon. This is a very pleasant song. Kind of reminds me of "Life Along The River Vaal" from "Ancient Dreams". "Glory For Tomorrow" is a jazzier song with a gorgeous soaring climax with it's marching drums, synthesizers, and trumpet playing kind of like soaring above the landscape on a sunny afternoon. I love hearing the song mellow down during the last 50 seconds before finally ending. "Acadia" is a more upbeat, strongly electronic, New Age groove with a spacier atmosphere. "Forgiveness" is one of the darkest songs on the album but it's still a relatively daytime mood song in general although more of a cloudy late afternoon in mood. It starts with mesmerizing ghostly keyboards and builds into a serene jazzy song. "April Fool" is the most upbeat song on the entire album. The song starts with electronic jazz intro and becomes an exotic, upbeat, and semi-danceable song with an astounding blend of New Age, dance, jazz, and a little pop. The song even has a bit of a tropical feel to it too. "Reunion" is another standout song on the CD. It starts with a jazzy crescendo for about 1 and a half minutes before keyboards come in and the song becomes a jazzy and upbeat song with a sunny and joyous major note feel to it. I would even go far as to say that it could've even made a small dent on the pop charts. "A Brief Repose" is the darkest and most eerie song on the entire album. It's a mix of ambiences of guitars, haunting keyboards, and beautiful trumpet playing. I often think of walking through a path through the woods in a city when I listen to this gorgeous song as I think if this being a mix of urban and earthy all in one. "Subtle Persuasion" is an eerie New Age song with a slight spice of worldly xylophones against a backdrop of haunting ambient melody, slow rhythm, and electronic keyboards. This song has a very foggy daytime mood to it. The closing track "Portobello Locks" is a calm sunshine afternoon song with a jazzy and mellow atmosphere almost like making it home after a long journey and the sun's rays shining through the windows.


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Patrick O'Hearn - White Sands (Soundtrack)

Artist: Patrick O'Hearn
P: 1992
White Sands - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack //Score Composed by Patrick O'Hearn//Plus one track by Dwight Yoakam and Little Feat
A dead body, a rodeo, a schmoozy exclusive fundraiser and a nosy cop who gets into the middle of it all make for a nailbiting rollercoaster ride of a movie. Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson, & Mickey Rourke are at their best in this great story. A fantastic supporting cast is also featured. The eerie, haunting music of Patrick O'Hearn (from his "Indigo" album and more) provide the perfect soundtrack for this humdinger of a mystery. You never know who will do what, so hang on and enjoy the ride.


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Paul Haslinger - Planetary Traveller (DVD)

Artists: Paul Haslinger
P: 1997
This is a lovely movie both in the computer-generated graphics and accompanying music, but suffers from a disjointed feeling. An accompanying "making of..." feature describes how the various planets were created by computer animators around the world who never met -- they just corresponded by email.
The result is just a series of gorgeous planetscapes with saucers and "probes" gliding over them, tied together (if at all) by a wispy story of aliens searching for a legendary gateway planet. One almost has the feeling that the story was forced upon a collection of already existing scenes.
The story itself is ponderous, new age philosophy and the gentleman that produced Planetary Traveller seems to have thought it an epoch making project.
With the music created by Paul Haslinger it is the perfct mixture. He blends symphonic with electronic means.

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Paul Lawler - Year Zero

Artist: Paul Lawler
P: 1997

Paul Lawler makes electronic music for imaginary movies of the mind. His compositions are among the most diverse and dramatic.

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Paul Ward - For A Knave

Artist: Paul Ward
P: 1991

Paul Ward's name is familiar to many people for many reasons. Originally one half of the 80's Newage synth duo Quiet Point he went on to record music under his own name and work closely with artists such as Wavestar, John Dyson, Kik and John Parr to name but a few. So no wonder, that this CD sounds like John Dyson.

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Paul Ward - The Fear of make believe

Artist: Paul Ward
P: 1994

Paul's follow up to the hugely successful 'For a Knave' CD is certainly packaged very individually, with the opening lines of a curiously clever children's fantasy (which Paul wrote himself) dominating the cover. I think it works extremely well, indeed the cover and CD look refreshingly professional. Now for the music.'Waiting for a Miracle' is a superbly measured track. A magnificent opening melody gives way to an uptempo section punctuated with, what sounds like, heavily treated speech - although I believe it's nothing of the sort!. Enter searing MiniMoog and, yet again, some brilliant Sean Michael D'Lear guitar, and... well I could listen to this track all day. However, there are nine other tracks to sample. It will come as no surprise to those of you who have read my review of the 'Beyond the Quiet Point' cassette that I like 'Taken to a Place'. In fact I like it a lot. Wisely, Paul doesn't change a winning formula too much, simply redefining a track of classic beauty. 'Bloody Dangerous' features expertly positioned samples and a lead synth voice so raw that it sounds like it's just had is arse wiped before being served up on a plate. Perhaps at times the track harks back a little too much to 'For a Knave'. However, this may be intentional, for the rest of the track is so different that it showcases perfectly some very diverse talents.
'Time, the Magician' is another bright, uptempo outing which keeps the album in a holding pattern rather than really letting it loose. Enjoyable all the same with MiniMoog a-plenty and the radio broadcast ending, which segues into 'Death by Wireless', is pure brilliance.
'DBW' has already been showcased live, along with track 1, at the EMMA#1 festival and with its catchy melody and poised middle 8 it is sure to become a favourite.
As soon as the opening of '64K World' hits home you know this is going to be something special. Superb melody, strong rhythm, and some mind blowing noises combine to produce EM straight from the top drawer. 'Iceman' is a superbly constructed diversion to the album, the lack of drums emphasising an arpeggiating sequence contrasted with sweeping synth.
An extended opening riff introduces 'Overnight Snow' creating, I'm sure, very deliberate anticipation which is rewarded in the shape of a truly majestic track which again features some wonderful synth soloing. 'Closer Than You Think' has been brushed down, tweaked in one or two places, given a very different D'Lear guitar solo, and presented here sounding as fresh as ever. It's a thrilling track featuring some brilliant sequencer work.
'Silly Kind of Secret' ends the album perfectly, a very appealing and meticulously performed piece of quality EM to which Paul, very understandably, couldn't resist adding a few closing vocals. This album very much carries on where '...Knave' left off, showing an increasing maturity and mastery of the art of producing Electronic Music. Helped in no small part by superb sound quality, Paul has produced another truly dynamic album which simply demands to be listened to. Miss this one at your peril.

GG
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Pegasus - Individual Isolation

Artist: Pegasus
P: 1996

Originally recorded in 1993, this CD offers 10 bite sized tracks, the longest clocking in at just under the 9 minute mark. 'The Job' opens with a slightly quirky theme, however the bulk of melodic content is supplied by the sequence which busily weaves its way around the rhythm track. 'The Friends' immediately brings to mind Harold Faltermeyer's 'Axel F' before going off at a tangent and adopting a more laid back stance. Obligatory flutey synth jostles with brass type sounds, and the arrangement is workmanlike rather than inspiring. 'The Love' initially raises the tempo, but it soon slows down again. However, this is an enjoyable piece which interplays piano with synth lines, raising the tempo at intervals allowing bass sequences to flesh out the sound.'The Society' is the longest track and opens with some well a presented ambient noise collage. A few minutes in a sequence starts to develop which unusually takes the track into quite a "funky" direction, complete with more quirky melodics. It's certainly different, but it does sound a bit "weedy" in places. You can't accuse 'The Confusion' of being weedy though. Beefy synth chords and booming sequences combine to produce potent brew, and the classical interludes perhaps explain the title - a bit of schizophrenia? The title track again serves up classical touches with contemporary rhythms, however 'The Falling' is very different and could easily be the soundtrack for the weirder parts of 2001. 'The Prison of Thoughts' serves up a heavy beat and some fine syncopating sequences which support more enjoyable melodies all the better for being picked out with true synth, rather than classical, timbres. 'The Individual Integration' closes and this is another fine uptempo number with drums and sequences aplenty. (GG)

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Peru - Constellations

Artist: Peru
P:1981 / 1989

The most synthesizer sounding music by Peru. Very nice sequences are used here.

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Peru - Continents

Artist: Peru
P:1983

Their release with the famous track Africa, which made Peru popular all over the world.

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Peru - Forlian

Artist: Peru
P:1988

Once again, melodic analogue synthesizertunes from the dutch masters.

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Peru - Macchu Picchu

Artist: Peru
P:1981

The first release by Peru is full of analogue sounds and some melodic tracks, but most of the time very good berlin school style.

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Peru - Moon

Artist: Peru
P:1991

This was the last CD from Peru, but still one of their best, if you look at the sounds and the complete production. The music had the usual fat Jupiter 8 sounds and introduced the Waldorf Microwave. The catchy melodies do the rest. Composed, arranged, performed and produced by Peru.
Peru is:
Jos van den Dungen
Ruud van Es
Peter Kommer
Rob Papen.
Hunting live was recorded live at the Klemdag 1990 in Breda, Holland.

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Peru - Points Of The Compass

Artist: Peru
P:1983 / 1994

"Points Of The Compass" was the 4th album by the Dutch group Peru. It also was the first of Peru's 24-track recordings. It was released in 1986. Melodic and a little Italo-Disco Style. The album features nice melodic EM tracks that will appeal to all fans of 80's electronica.

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Peru - The Prophecies

Artist: Peru
P:1993

This one is with a more modern style, which was common in the 90s.

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Pete Bardens - Big Sky (Japan)

Artist: Pete Bardens
P: 1994
This is the Pony Canyon Japan version.
Big Sky is originally released in 1994 on the HTD label and is a collection of material old & new.
After about 7 very prolific years as a lite jazz artist, Pete Bardens went on something of a hiatus following this recording. As such, it is fitting that the album references the larger body of his solo work rather than any sort of progression. Since he seemed more concerned with personal than musical evolution by this point, the songs flow together just fine in spite of their varied lineage.
For instance, the ultra hip "China Girl" is reminiscent of the "Speed of Light" period, while "Puerto Rico" and "on a Roll" are firmly in his lite-Latin thread which became overt on "Further Than You Know". "Gunblasters" is as close as he came to a real rocker, containing references to Camel chiefly in the lead guitars and drums, but also to the Alan Parsons/Keats axis of songs like "In Dreams" from "Seen One Earth". He also seems to be alluding to the Camel days musically and in titular fashion with the lovely pianos in the all too short "For Old Times Sake", and "Scarletti" is another tinkly affair that shows Bardens getting back to the roots a bit more. "The Last Waltz" is an instrumental in the vein of his "Water Colours" period.
Challenging might not be a word that springs to mind when one thinks about the body of this man's solo work, and the big sky is certainly not the limit. But engaging, happy, and melodic are all compliments that flow freely from this reviewer when it comes to this 1994 Pete Bardens effort.

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Pete Bardens - Seen one Earth

Artist: Pete Bardens
P: 1987
This is the best that CINEMA electronic music releases had to offer in the mid-eighties. Everyone of these songs has an interesting element to it - whether it be the keyboard or synthesizer work or the melody or effects that drive them. This was 'Dark Side' for the synthesizer enthusiast. Most of my friends in college liked this and wondered where it came from. For fans of Camel and Floyd (instrumental only).

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Pete Bardens - Speed of Light

Artist: Pete Bardens
P: 1988
Pete Bardens' follow-up to the popular Seen One Earth is a lightweight collection of new age instrumentals and sleepy pop songs. Speed of Light does feature a handful of nice melodies, none better than the atmospheric "Afterthought," but it's not enough to make this a compelling purchase (especially for Camel fans expecting a hint of the old organ magic to surface -- it never does). Synthetic songs like these live and die by the sounds at their disposal, and the fact is that the simulated flutes, saxophones, keyboards, and percussion used here only date the album. A couple of tracks, like "Westward Ho!" and "Gold," recall the southwestern sounds of Tangerine Dream (notably Oasis), though on a less grand scale. While the instrumentals are generally enjoyable, those with vocals suffer from pedestrian melodies.

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Pete Bardens - Water Colors

Artist: Pete Bardens
P: 1991
This early 90s release by Bardens sounds a lot like a soundtrack, and indeed it did appear as accompaniment to a nature oriented video in addition to the CD form.
If you want a Bardens' solo album that is more focused on his instrumentals, this might be the one to get, as long as you and electronic new age music mix together better than oil and water.


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