RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
Peter Benisch - Soundtrack Saga

Artist: Peter Benisch
P: 2001
Overall, it's an interesting album in the genre, mainly because it doesn't feel like much of the ambient that I've heard lately. Instead, it sort of feels like a kick-back release, encorporating elements (like the soaring female vocals that aren't really saying anything, but simply adding another light element to the tracks) that feel a little bit more retro. With the current rage being glitch and minimalism, it almost feels like 1993 again on parts of the release. That's not to say it's not interesting though. Benisch definitely has an ear for nice, melodic tracks.

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25,00 EUR
 
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Peter Davison - Forest / Mountain

Artists: Peter Davison
P: 
1987 / 1994
The two early cassette releases are remastered and available on CD here for the first time!

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48,00 EUR
 
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Peter Davison - Glide / Star Gazer

Artists: Peter Davison
P: 
1987 / 1994
Attracted by the variety of the music on it and to the truly spacey feel of it from the start. It contains the sci-fi "Luminous", with it's shimmering synth and slow/echoing acoustic guitar, the warm synth and calming flute of "Blue Spiral", the drifting flute/sax interplay of "Binary Companions", the bittersweet piano/flute/strings of "Milky Way Tears", and the spacey "Parallax". "Star Gazer has such a variety of moods on it. There is no doubt that it was heavily influenced by Braheny's "Perelandra". Star Gazer 2 is half a melancholy solo piano piece by Davison and half a sad string quartet piece that took you into deeper feelings than Davison ever again inspired (kind of like the somber cello solo on William Ackerman's "Last Day at the Beach" on the "Conferring with the Moon" release). The last part, "SG3", brought the synth back in and made you feel warm and safe again, ending the recording on a positive note.
Higher Octave is pleased to offer classic 'new age' music remastered and available for the first time on compact disc. This extended play CD contains music from two albums designed to create a peaceful sound environment for your enjoyment and well-being. We invite you to relax your mind, open your heart and ride these soothing waves of sound to an inner oasis of harmony and balance.

38,00 EUR
 
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Peter Davison - Winds of Space

Artists: Peter Davison
P: 1987
Peter Davison easily blends his music on so many levels, you actually tend to feel *inside* of the music when you listen to this recording. Turn To Dust (the first song) starts what the other songs continue as a journey to a higher level of subconsiousness.
Music that reminds to Wavestar / John Dyson.

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24,50 EUR
 
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Peter Frohmader - Stringed Works

Artist:  Peter Frohmader
P: 1994
Electronic progressive string work. On of the best release mad by Frohmader and some guestmusicians.

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12,90 EUR
 
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Peter Mergener (P.C.M.) - Rhythm and Bytes

Artist: Peter Mergener
P: 1995
LTD 500

This was a sideproject by Peter Mergener (Software) and Ralf Hess, which is more rhythmic than the ususal tracks by Mergener.
Produced on our own label way back in 1995.



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28,00 EUR
 
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Peter Mergener - Cruisin'

Artist: Peter Mergener
P: 2002

Returning to the best of his style in the Space Sequencer Music, Peter Mergener draws the plot of an exciting story of futuristic action with strong brush strokes.
Melodies which often turn out to be mysterious, powerful rhythms and cybernetic ambiences are the master lines where this brilliant album is based on.
Peter Mergener, who has come to fame within the world of electronic music through his ground breaking work as a member of Software and Mergener/Weisser, presents eleven sparkling tracks from a decade of inspired work for the first timed to the public on his new album "Cruisin". The multi instrumentalist, composer and producer explains: "Again and again I ended up with tracks that I liked but didn't fit on my current albums for one or the other reason. So I started to keep them in store and wait for the right moment to turn them into a special album." Mergener himself was surprised when that album developed into more than just a rarities-compilation: "When I started to work on a running order for the tracks, a kind of musical fantasy trip started to emerge. A trip through space which leads back to Planet Earth on the last two tracks."

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32,00 EUR
 
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Peter Mergener - Let there be more Light (Creatures II)
Artist: Peter Mergener
P: 1994

In 1989 Peter Mergener has produced CREATURES, a soulful work published at Cue Records in 1991. CREATURES is relaxation, meditation, time and space, but also tension, dynamic and climax, with spherical and rhythmic sampler- and synthesizer sounds reflecting the beauty and the fate of Earth, humans and animals.
4 Years later Mergener produced music in a similiar style with Let there be more Light.

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28,00 EUR
 
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Peter Mergener - Noises In The Sky

Artist: Peter Mergener
P: 1999

Good music creates visions in the listener´s mind. Especially spheric electronic music has traditionally been connected, by its creators and their listeners alike, with images from outer space.
On of the most respected musicians from Europe´s electronic music scene continues this tradition in a quite unusual manner: each of the twelve tracks on his new album "Noises In the Sky" is based on a space-imagination.
In his fantasy, PETER MERGENER has found these exiting sounds by listening to the sky. He has transformed them into music. The German composer has become prominent through his innovative work with projects such as Software and G.E.N.E. as well as his soundtrack work like the score to the tv-docu-series "Terra X".
This release from 1998 offers 62 minutes of cosmic electronics.
Joining Mergener in this studio project are: Achim Elson on guitar, and Ingo von Wenzlawowicz on percussion. While voices (provided by Kathryn Thornton and Rusty Schweickart) grace a few brief tracks, the rest of the album is instrumental in nature.
Giving in to conventional associations drawn by the public between most electronic music and outer space, Mergener explores the galactic void with the music on this release. Half of this music is vibrant and rhythmic, pulsating electronic textures and chugging chords and propulsive percussion. These tunes possess an expansive quality, outgoing and relentless with subtle pop undertones. Often frenetic rhythms goad the tuneage to breathless velocities as keyboard riffs meld into expressive sequences of celestial awe. Mechanical devices are employed to enhance the illusion of space travel, delivering enormous scope to the melodies. Astral guitar, again squealing in a progrock mode, provides a powerful element to these already exuberant passages.
The peppier, more epic pieces are generally separated by more ethereal compositions, affording the audience the opportunity to reboot their sensibilities in preparation for the grandeur lying ahead in the next major composition. These lighter pieces undulate with languid qualities, giving electronic voice to the nebulous demeanor of interstellar domains.

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Peter Mergener - Take-Off

Artist: Peter Mergener
P: 1992

His third Cd with Cue-Records was all about flying. So the tracks are more upbeat than usual.

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24,50 EUR
 
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Peter Schaefer - Foreign Worlds

Artist: Peter Schaefer
P: 1990
His first and only release at the defunct IC Label was slightly experimentel and along with some other instruments like Cello and stick.

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14,90 EUR
 
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Peter Seiler - Christmas Songs + Traditionals (IC-Version)

Artist: Peter Seiler
P: 1993

The most beautiful christmas songs and traditionals in contemporary arrangements
An interpretation of the most famous christmas songs and evergreens with a SEILER touch! A moody instrumental record for the holidays


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15,40 EUR
 
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Peter Seiler - Cosmic Strings Vol. 1

Artist: Peter Seiler
P: 1994

Sentimental melodies, that remind us of Vangelis and his songs with a lot of strings. Emotional tracks with that certain feeling.

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Peter Seiler - Open Borders

Artist: Peter Seiler
P: 1991

Open Borders is a highlight of PETER SEILERs work for the IC label. It has been voted best instrumental album of the year by the listeners of Schwingungen (German Nat’l Radio broadcast). »The Longing For...« took the honors of best instrumental track that year. A deeply romantic and emotional album!

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18,90 EUR
 
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Petzold - Sequencia

Artist: Petzold
P:1988

Nice, melodic harp / synthesizertunes with a relaxed touch.

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14,90 EUR
 
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Phonosynthese - Waldall

Artist: Phonosynthese
P: 2005
Elektrolux e10000111cd
"In electronic music, there is hardly another musical style referred to as often and readily as dub. Indeed, it is quite charming to give additional deepness to a track by using the echo delay to full capacity. But where others more or less stay at the surface, Doc.Nic, Mr.Rod and 'J' alias Phonosynthese are speaking the language of dub fluently, but nevertheless do not indulge in cliché audio escapisms into the Carribean. Two years after the celebrated Lebensstrom"" debut (also on Elektrolux), the trio which is living a few kilometers to the north of Frankfurt lives up to its project name by presenting a naturalistic but yet urban interpretation of sound deepness. The listener must not be misled by ostensibly humorist track titles - the ""Waldall"" absolutely is about serious music. In ""Februar Dub"", a Jamaican soundscape actually meets a shock frosted winter landscape with foggy mountains, the ""Traumzauberbaum"" is praised by heavy handclaps and a melancholic piano, a ""Glitzerblume"" is defoliated by a Jazzfunk organ with a nodding beat, and by ""Nebelhorn"" or ""Fruchttrigger"", even the melancholy ambient trance dub of the early nineties experiences an enthusiastic revival. For sure one of the most intensive and complex chillout albums in spring 2005.

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Pond - Movie Techno Mixes

Artist: Pond
P:1992

This is a four track maxi CD with some new tracks, played in the techno style of the 90s.

11,50 EUR
 
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Popol Vuh - Aguirre (Soundtrack)

Artist: Popol Vuh
P: 1976 / 1999
The title track is the ubiquitous soundtrack for Werner Herzog's classic film Aguirre, the Wrath of God, an excellent movie about a doomed party of conquistadors gradually swallowed up by an uncaring jungle. Fricke created here a transcendent masterpiece of ambience; seriously some of the finest mellotron work ever recorded.

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18,90 EUR
 
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Popol Vuh - City Raga

Artist: Popol Vuh
P: 1995

There were different phases of Popol Vuh concept development.
Ambient with elements of ethnic music (long before these genres were invented)["Affenstunde"; "In Den Gärten Pharaos"; "Aguirre"]; romantic meditative ballad rock with classical and Oriental influences ["Hosianna Mantra", "Das Hohelied Salomos"], raga rock with pepetitive choral chants ["Letzte Tage - Letzte Nächte", "Sei Still, Wisse I'H BIN"]... By the early 90s Florian Fricke, leader of the band, understood that his old records couldn't impress young listeners (and the main listener was his own daughter), so he decided to adjust his music to the tastes of new generation of listeners, who listened to Future Sound of London, Enigma, Deep Forest etc. With the help of young musician Guido Hieronymus he recorded this album - "City Raga". Voice of Mexican singer Maya Rose, samples of ethnic songs, electronic beats and rhythms... It was like return to the roots of Popol Vuh (electronic music, ethnic elements) but in other epoch. The album is quite easy listening and the positive energy of Florian Fricke is here. Slow track "Last Village" could remind you of "Aguirre" theme. It was the last album with guitar playig by Daniel Fichelscher ("Morning Raga").
If you are fan of Popol Vuh sound of the 70s-early 80s - simply pass by this album.
If Popol Vuh is interesting for you as a concept - try to listen to "City Raga" and you would find much interesting moments here.
If you like music in style of Deep Forest, Enigma, Baco de Gaia - this album was recorded especially for you.

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17,85 EUR
 
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