RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
Radio Massacre International - Frozen North

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 1995

Of the trio of bands primarily responsible for the resurgence of interest in 70's EM, RMI are probably the closest to emulating the Rubycon/Ricochet/Encore sound. Not that they are trying any more or less than the others, it's just a statement which leaves you in no doubt of the style of music contained on this CD. Take the 20 minute opener for example, Wrecks. Six minutes of skilful atmospherics give way to the sequencer run which is supplemented by well judged electric guitar at eleven minutes. The palette of sounds are totally authentic for this type of music, and it all works magnificently. Echoing samples of dogs barking bring the track to a weird close. The sequencers waste no time on What's the Point of Going to Crete? Opening in slightly detuned fashion they soon develop into a pulsing wall of sound which is supplemented perfectly by mellotron choirs. There's even a few chord changes with the "lead" following in sympathy. Who says there's no melody....!? Small Frozen North opens in brooding fashion before once again brilliant sequencers take centre stage, while Rosemary's Baby is a more ambient cut with syncopating piano and heavy effects. Extra length affords Drown an extended opening and this is used well with some classic sound collages and unmistakable flute courtesy of the Mellotron. After five minutes the sequences appear and deliver some startling tapestries of rhythm with all manner of noises layered on top. The sequence run fades at the half way mark to leave glorious effects and mellotron to "do their thing", before returning resplendent with psychedelic guitar riffs. Frozen North Part 1 gets underway with five minutes of scene setting before slowly undulating chords raise anticipation. Tremendous sequences follow, embellished by synths and effects to perfection. Industrial collages take over during the latter stages bringing the piece to a provocative and uncompromising close. Finally, the colossal Part 4 takes the stage, and colossal is the only way to describe it. The opening 20 minutes are pure ambient genius, and the section which follows is a lesson in how to combine the mellotron with pulsing sequences. This track is a forty minute epic which anyone in tune with this style of music will find irresistible. When listening to RMI's music, comparisons with mid to late 70's Tangerine Dream are unavoidable. Let's be clear though. This album is not merely a recreation of TD at their peak, it's more a testament to RMI's ability to capture the spirit and excitement of that era and inject it into their own work. The result is a masterpiece which no Electronic Music enthusiast should be without.

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32,00 EUR
 
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Radio Massacre International - Solid States

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 2003

Our November 2002 trip to the USA was a first for the band, and could not go undocumented. We saw the trip as an opportunity to make as much new music as possible, and based our live sets and radio appearances largely around total improvisation. This double set is divided into 'West' and 'East' discs documenting appearances on both coasts. Our set in Claremont, Ca. was recorded on multi-track and the rest of the sessions on the RMI 'mini-mini-mobile'. There are two half hour radio sessions, extracts from our 'Progwest' appearance with drums, while the bulk of Disc Two consists of electronics only pieces from our two sets at St Mary's Church, Philadelphia. With the exception of a live version of the first piece on our debut album, all of the music is new, created in the moment and unrepeatable. The fact that it was recorded in the special circumstances of an American tour that many bands never get to make, is the icing on the cake.

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Radio Massacre International - Walking on the Sea

Artist: Radio Massacre International
P: 2004

We were invited to participate in an arts festival just outside Helsinki in January 2004, and had a thoroughly good experience altogether making many new friends. The set was an hour long and featured the more traditional RMI line up of electronics and guitar only. The set is included in its entirety along with a bonus piece from our preparation sessions the day before our departure for the frozen north.

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28,00 EUR
 
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Rainbow Serpent - Mosaique

Artist: Rainbow Serpent
P: 1997
The eagerly awaited third album by Rainbow Serpent is here! The first two albums were stylistically very different from each other but both just screamed class. With 'Mosaique' we have yet another approach but again the quality in composition, production, in fact everything is of the highest order possible. We kick off with 'Silence', damned silly name for a piece of music but I see what they are getting at as it brings to mind a subterranean futuristic city late at night, just you on your own - or are you? By the atmosphere that is being created I doubt it! This flows into 'From Within', a more accurately titled piece where the slow chord progressions, beautiful piano melody and symphonic effects really do pull at the heart strings - a truly beautiful piece. At the half way mark a gentle rhythm is introduced which becomes more dominant as the track progresses, only subsiding when we enter 'Prhythm' and its opening other worldly strangeness takes me back to the atmosphere created in the first track. After a while a melody is introduced and close on its heals we get a beat which develops nicely until the title track takes over making use of all manner of sampled acoustic sounds and pure synth, we even get a deep bass rhythm low in the mix. All in all a very intriguing piece that has an enormous amount happening in its five minutes duration. Next up we have 'Trancelation'. This is the first sequential track on the album, becoming more rhythmic and hypnotic by the minute, even a bit Schulzian at times. 'In High Spirit' is a smashing little piece which really takes me back to the days of 'Magic Fly', very infectious rhythmically, an ideal driving track. 'Virtual Emotion' is the longest track on the album and is another sequential / rhythmic outing, great with the lights out, let your mind roam to the outer limits. 'The Universal Play' is very melodic and over all too soon. The last track 'Mental Mosaique', even though it does contain some gentle laid back rhythm is really a winding down sort of piece and finishes the album off well.

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Rainbow Serpent, Fanger + Schönwälder - Elektrik Cowboys

Artist: Rainbow Serpent, Fanger & Schönwälder
P: 2009

LTD: 500
The Ricochet Gathering Live Konzert 2007 with 3 long tracks.

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Ralf Nowy - Time Voyager Live 1997

Artist: Ralf Nowy
P: 1997
Played live at the Schwingungen election 1997 in Duisburg.

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Ralph Lundsten - Classic Pearls

Artist: Ralph Lundsten
P: 198
8
This is a collection of his best tracks from 1971 - 1987. Melodic sometimes melancholic listening pearls.

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Ralph Lundsten - Electronic Music

Artist: Ralph Lundsten
P: 1988
This is a collection of his early 60s electronic tracks.

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Ralph Lundsten - Romance in the New Age

Artist: Ralph Lundsten
P: 198
7
Emotional melodic symphonic music.

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Ralph Lundsten - The Dream Master

Artist: Ralph Lundsten
P: 198
6
Emotional melodic symphonic music.

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Ralph Lundsten - The Gate of Time

Artist: Ralph Lundsten
P: 198
8
Emotional melodic symphonic music.

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Remotion - Between Fiction and Reality

Artist: Remotion
P: 2001
This debut CD by Remotion (aka Dutchmen Richard Stuij, who does the composing and overall performing, and Arjan Steenbergen, who supplies engineering and additional drums and effects) features 71 minutes of relaxing electronic music shot with edge and powerful rhythmic sensibilities. Inspired by Berlin School roots, Remotion spurn computer sequencing. Their live-in-studio recordings rely upon nimble fingers and appealing melodies. E-perc plays a delicious part in that structure, propelling the dreamy passages into more dynamic territory with sinuous and alluring tempos that remain subdued despite their motivational purpose. Sighing tones of a peaceful nature tremble in the wind, soaring on breezes stirred by a slow-building core of melodic chords and fanciful riffs. By the time the percussive enter, the listener is lulled and primed for a journey into livelier regions. Borne on this rhythmic foundation, active keyboards ooze into the mix to unfurl complex riffs that intertwine with each other, generating a lush panorama of compelling tuneage. Upon achieving an emotional euphoria, the sonic mass dwindles, receding into minimal codas that bridge each separate track. While each track exemplifies a compositional command, producing interesting melodies that tickle the mind with their playful nature.

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Richard Bone - Connection Failed

Artist: Richard Bone
P: 2008
LTD 100
"These 7 pieces were originally created as backing tracks for various collaborations between 1997 and 2006 that, for one reason or another, never came to fruition. Having all but forgotten what I had recorded, I recently came across the masters and decided to give them a listen. To my surprise they seemed to have a life of their own. Where I expected to find arid, empty passages I found ambient oases brimming with imaginary instruments. Sparse perhaps but proving, once again, that less can often be more. I hope you enjoy them. 

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19,40 EUR
 
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Richard Burmer - Bhakti Point
Artist: Richard Burmer
P: 1987
"Bakhti Point" is the standard by which all New Age music can be judged. Richard Burmer composed the tracks herein and played all the instruments, layering one instrumental track over another until he achieved luxurious swaths of exquisite sound.

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Richard Burmer - Mosaic
Artist: Richard Burmer
P: 1984
This is Richard Burmer's first and most varied cd. It travels easily in both inner and outer space. Sonically, it is perfection. One song weaves seamlessly into the next. Textures, layers, this has it all. A true work of musical and studio genius.
The 80's produced the best "New Age" music. Steven Hill's weekend radio show called "Music From the Hearts of Space" was the entity that introduced to me precious few, genuine "New Age" artists including Richard Burmer. "Mosaic" is an album of profound electronic beauty. It's sonic textures stimulates.

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Richard Pinhas - Cyborg Sally

Artist: Richard Pinhas
P: 1996
Maxi CD with different Tracks than the normal Cyborg Sally CD.

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Richard Pinhas - DWW

Artist: Richard Pinhas
P: 1993
This is a collection of unreleased tracks, Pinhas played between 1983-1991. So we find different styles, mostly electronic, sometimes with a symphonic touch.

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Richard Vimal - Aquarythmies

Artist: Richard Vimal
P: 1977 / 2001
This is the CD release of his two albums Migrations and Aquarythmies with some additional tracks. Very good french electronicmusic from the pioneer of this genre just next to Jean Michel Jarre and in a similiar style. Very analogue sounding!

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38,00 EUR
 
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Rick Wakeman - The Natural World Trilogy

Artist: Rick Wakeman
P: 1999
This is continuation of Rick`s new age (or new world) ambient music saga: "Aspirant Sunrise", "Apirant Sunset" and "Aspirant Sunshadows". You would hear relaxing melodic instrumental pieces, music landscapes. Music here is like flowing of the river or cold sea breeze in hot summer day.
Rick plays his favourite electronic keyboards (Korg, Kurzweil, Roland) in meditative mood. So the sound of the record traditional for Rick`s albums (it isn`t such a repetitive techno loops). In our crazy depressive agressive world the music by Rick is a kind of a cure from this depression.
Some people think of new age, ambient music as of low genre... Too simple, "everybody could play like this", music for elevators etc. By the way, sometimes in elevators you could hear light classical music (Vivaldi, Mozart etc.). Not a bad company for new age ambient musicians.
Wakeman got formal education and he could compose sophisticated music for symphonic orchestras. Rick once said, that book by Russian composer of the XIX century Rimskiy-Korsakov about the principles of orchesration for a long time was his favourite reading. You could believe that Wakeman could write music of highest quality in each genre. To landscapes by Rick you could return many times and each time you would find there something new.


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Rob Spierenburg - K2

Artist: Rob Spierenburg
P: 1995
This is a kind of soundtrack for the climb of the K2, the second highest mountain on Earth. Rob Spierenburg was the keyboarder of Taurus and he only produced this solo CD.

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