RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
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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16,80 EUR
 
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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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Pete Namlook + Burhan Öcal  - Sultan/Osman

Artist: Pete Namlook & Burhan Öçal
P: 1998 / 2001
This CD was the most labor intensive project Pete Namlook has ever undertaken and he is proud to present finally the second collaboration with Burhan Öçal. It opens up a series of recordings which will be dedicated to the different Sultans of the Ottoman empire which started in the 13th century. The start was Osman Gazi the founder of the Ottoman Empire. The music of this album is a rich ethnographic journey back in time to the Ottoman empire. Incorporating direct links to the great poets of this time i.e. Celaleddin Rumi. But as on the first Sultan recording both artists combined the very past with the very future of music to a new generation of Ethno-Electronic Music. So Waldorf WAVE, Clavia Nord Lead and the newest Steinberg Cubase Software are part of the setup as well as ancient Turkish instruments as the Tanbur and a whole collection of mediaval percussion instruments.
That Burhan is the real master of Ottoman music is being certified by his award winning Harmonia Mundi release "Jarden Ottoman".

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14,90 EUR
 
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Pete Namlook + Klaus Schulze - Dark Side of the Moog 5-8 (5CD Set)

Artist: Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze
P: 1994 / 2016
LTD 5 CD Set

Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought afterSeries The Dark Side Of The Moog by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The second box contains Vol. 5 to Vol. 8 and a Bonus CD with 30 minutes. Their relationship between Klaus and Pete and the exchange of ideas was unorthodox from the beginning of their co-operation, in that they rarely met personally. The most remarkable contacts they had were outside of their studios, for instance their concert of April 1999 at the Jazz Festival in Hamburg , which was released as an edited version on 'Dark Side Of The Moog, Vol.8' (will be released in the second Boxset) - the interplay and chemistry between them is clearly evident, and it becomes even clearer on the un-edited version of the concert (which will be released as bonus CS on the third boxset). The influence Namlook had on Klaus's music in the middle of the nineties should not be taken lightly, because although Klaus dearly loved those early-analogue elements from his own music, they had become, to an extent, lost. It was Pete who fortified him to go back to the analogue charm of his early albums and it was Pete who supported him in the modification of his analogue instruments, leading finally to the epoch-making Schulze album from 1996 - Are You Sequenced? And so a legendary series of recordings was born. 'Dark Side Of The Moog' grew more or less unplanned to a sprawling, stately-sized series of eleven volumes recorded between 1994 and 2008, only ending with the early, tragic death of Pete on November 8th 2012.

 

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Pete Namlook + Klaus Schulze - Dark Side of the Moog IX

Artist: : Pete Namlook & Klaus Schulze
P: 2002
PK 08/163
LTD: 3000

The disc starts us off in dark droney tunnels. The tone changes rather quickly. Slow moving brilliance, building to some chilled beats. There are some more upbeat elements similar to alien community I+II's beat oriented material. The music is deep and emotional sounding. With -7:30 in part one, Klaus Schulze shines. This mixes with (at -4:55) an amazing synth combination, that will make you smile. Hypnotic mind trance. The journey slows into a klaus schulze ambient fadeout.
part two -
Again, drones building into something moving, and something impending. A rather intense piece that never seems to let you go. It hovers and haunts.
part three -
A brighter beginning, leading way to an upbeat sequence. There are some nice tangerine dream moments throughout. A beautiful ambient dream swells within. With -1:40, schulze emerges again.
part four and five -
Ambience with a nice build. The beat like sequences slowly tease us with a short coming climax (starting -8:15). A single loop builds with intensity, only to fade away. At -6:53, some electronic tangerine dream synths swirl around the backdrop beat. The cd closes on with some heavenly samples. Slow moving namlook loops, build slightly, and come back down. With -6:53, schulze breaks into the foreground. A slow funky bass lurks through the electronics creating a chilled environment. Again there are some elements from the alien community series.
part six -
A nice highlight of schulze and namlook to end a wonderful journey (even though rather short).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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13,90 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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15,40 EUR
 
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