RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
Strange Inside - Different Colours

Artist: Strange Inside
P: 1994

The debut CD of this Cologne based musician is a brilliant mix of catchy melodies with wonderful synthesizersounds and a perfect guitar on top.
Sounds like Brainwork, Coral Cave, F.D. Project or Chris Franke.

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Stratosphere - Life Reviewed

Artist: Stratosphere
P: 2000

A CD-R of Stratosphere's performance given at the 6th Alpha-Centauri on the 10th of april 1999. Sound Engineer at the time was Vidna Obmana. Space Ambient like Vidna Obmana.

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Stratosphere - Reassembly

Artist: Stratosphere
P: 2000

A CD-R of Stratosphere's performance given at the 6th Alpha-Centauri on the 10th of april 1999. Sound Engineer at the time was Vidna Obmana. Space Ambient like Vidna Obmana.

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Suso Saiz - Symbols

Artist: Suso Saiz
P: 1992

Reverebed guitarsounds from the distance, in the way of Roach and Jorge Reyes at the time of the beginning of the 90s. This was on of the first releases at Bernd Kistenmacher Musique Intemporelle label.

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Suzanne Ciani - The Velocity of Love

Artist: Suzanne Ciani & Vangelis
P: 1991

The title song has become Ciani's signature composition and appears in many wedding music anthologies. A seminal work for the New Age Genre, it has sold over 200,00 copies. Composed, arranged, produced and performed by Ciani on an array of synths with special guest artist Vangelis.

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Symbian - The Skywatcher

Artist: Symbian
P: 1993
It was one of their best releases. Peter de Backer and Johan Van den Abeele play wonderful music nearly in the style of Vangelis The City. Awesome sounds and environments paired with the melodic lines Vangelis use to play!

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38,00 EUR
 
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Syn - Soundwave Traveller

Artist: Syn
P: 2002
Over 70 minutes of Berlin School heaven split over three tracks. Think of AirSculpture, RMI, Jiannis and even some of Edgar Froese's solo albums. This CD is pure sequencer / Mellotron indulgence. There are many layers to the shifting analogue (that word can't be stressed enough on this album) sounds. The constants tend to be the sequences which get a grip then just keep chugging along. Subtlety isn't the order of the day here, they are rather relentless. Restrained electronic percussion is added from time to time providing extra interest just when it is needed. Enough of the generalities, on to the thirty minute (plus) opening title track. Lovely cosmic bleeps and whooshes give way to equally spacey drones. We then get some gorgeous 'Epsilon in Malaysian Pale' type mellotron sounds. A percussive lead line shimmers above the drones. In the tenth minute a lovely deep typical mid to late seventies sequence emerges. The tron sounds get better and better as the sequence continues to pulse away. It's now more like 'Macula Transfer'.
Little lead lines come and go. Some of them purposeful and some of them more meandering, similar to earlier AirSculpture. With four minutes to go the sequence departs and it now sounds like some of the more atmospheric moments from 'Stratosfear' then 'Encore'. 'Freefall' is straight into another sequence, this time faster than in the first track. More tron sounds back it up and a very decent melody comes and goes over the top. Another repeated melodic motif almost acts like a sequence in its own right. This number reminds me of a couple of tracks from 'Ages' melded together. With five minutes to go the sequence starts to subside and what sounds like spaceships hurtling by at warp speed take over. Things then take a much darker turn, thick eerie pads dominating. I get the feeling that this might originally have been a much longer piece, if so I would love to hear the rest of it sometime. Sequences and mellotron are again pressed into action from the very first moment of 'Sonus (Part 3)'. A lead line soars over the top as the tron swells and falls around wonderful pulsations. Gradually a rhythm is added. My attention is dragged towards the leads one moment, the sequence the next and then as it bursts forth the gorgeous Mellotron. At around ten minutes we get a bit of a breather for classic TD atmospherics. Things start to build up again a couple of minutes later but never rise above a slow comfortable plod.
With four minutes to go we start the wind down towards the end. Windy effects, the odd note played here or there keeping the interest until the final lovely melodic pads fade into oblivion. As is mentioned in the liner notes 'don't expect melodic music with little harmonies' but do expect relentless 'Berlin School' sequencer music.

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Synco - Evolution Of Events

Artist: Synco
P: 1991
Synco bought a part of the Tangerine Dream gear at the early eighties and played in the TD style of that era. The result is the music on this second CD of Synco, which reminds us to the Logos, Poland, Tangram time.  Berlin School at its best, direct from Berlin.

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Syndromeda - Birth of a Black Hole

Artist: Syndromeda
P: 1999
Moog sololines with interesting sequencing. Berlin School style with lots of nice sounds inbetween. Music that reminds the listener to a little more modern version of Ricochet.
Long tracks with the typical Syndromeda melody style.


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Syndromeda - In Touch with the Stars

Artist: Syndromeda
P: 2001
This release offers 71 minutes recorded live at the Jodrell Bank Planetarium in England on May 5, 2001. Here, Budts produces all new material that celebrates a meeting ground for earth and sky, where humanity benefits from its own questioning nature. A lot of live sequencing.

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Synergy - Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra

Artist: Synergy
P: 1975 / 2003
Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra was the debut album from Synergy and was seen as a huge step forward for synthesizers in rock music when it was first released in 1975 and received not only critical acclaim but also positive commercial acclaim also. This re issue has been re mastered for this release and contain sleeve notes by Larry Fast and will be the first in a series of re issues that will see the entire Synergy back catalogue re issued over the next twelve months.  This version of Electronic Realizations includes a bonus track of an earlier version of Classical Gas than was to later appear on Sequencer.  this earlier version actually appeared on the Sire/Phonogram European release of that album (months after the US release). It's been placed in the same running order to re-create on CD the way the Electronic Realizations LP appeared outside of North America back in the mid 70s.

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T-Bass UK - Connexion

Artists: T-Bass UK
P: 1999
LTD 50

Limited edition released at Alfa Centauri 10th April 1999.
Track 1 recorded live at EMMA IV, 31st May 1997.
Track 2 recorded 23rd March 1999 at Newcastle Arts Centre.
Tracks 3 to 5 taken from the album Generator

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Tales - Interstellar Memories

Artist: Tales
P: 1998

From France, Tales is the work of keyboardist/percussionist Jean-Luc Berthelot. The music is an ambient electronic effort that at times reminded me of Kitaro's mid-80's albums and at others fell fully into early Tangerine Dream territory. Dreamily spacey with lots of sounds and effects, the music absorbed me into it's aural universe as Berthelot weaves his floating electronic textures. I enjoyed the music, but it falls too close to New Age fluff to stay interesting for long. One element that I do consider a strength is that Berthelot doesn't slap on layer after layer of keyboard orchestration. Much of this is quite subtle. At times there will be only percussion and synths accompanied by a flute-sounding melody line. Lightly pulsating keys provide the backdrop for soundscapes that at other times are less for melody than to create atmosphere, or even an entire environment. Listening to this in the dark conjured up images of a nighttime sky filled with millions of twinkling and shooting stars.


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Tangerine Dream - 220 Volt Live (Miramar)

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1993

"220 Volt Live" is a recording from Tangerine Dream's tour of the USA in 1992. It is also the companion CD to the "Three Phase" video of the same tour featuring the same music. All in all, the concert is an inspired mix of the traditional Tangerine Dream elements of massed synthesiser choirs over sliding sequencer-driven rhythms with the newer elements of Linda Spa's bluesy sax playing, Zlatko Perica's guitar lines and a heavy drum-kit driven rock beat, so characteristic of many 90s Tangerine Dream studio albums. The main set consists of nine numbers, played in the usual TD live manner of two half-hour seamless segues. The concert opens with some trademark Tangerine Dream synth calls, announcing the start of 'Oriental Haze', a beautiful synthesiser ballad over a rising sequencer pulse into which a soaring sax line integrates effortlessly. The synthesiser rhythm track continues into 'Two bunch palms', this time beneath a powerful guitar lead which takes us into the heart of the concert's first set with '220 Volt' and 'Homeless', both of which are classic Tangerine Dream blends of chorused synths and singing guitar lines over a restless, ever shifting, sequencer pulse.The second h alf of the concert starts in traditional Tangerine Dream manner, too, with some unusual and tantalising synth voicing on 'Sundance Kid' with its sliding, overlapping sequencer pulses pulling the rhythm around again, more hallmark Tangerine Dream. 'Backstreet Hero' starts out reminiscent of much of the earlier album, "Le Parc", but gradually the pure synthesiser elements in the music are squeezed out by rhythm guitar and drum kit. The transformation from old to new era TD continues in 'The Blue Bridge', where some traditional Dream synthesiser themes are gradually overpowered by the saxophone lead, before returning briefly as introduction to the soaring guitar-driven heart of the second half of the concert, 'Hamlet'. The main set closes with 'Dreamtime', in which the saxophone, guitar and rock drum-beat domination over the synthesisers announces in no uncertain terms that the old Tangerine Dream is dead! Long live Tangerine Dream! The disc has two fairly feeble encore pieces (one of which is a cover of the immortal Jimi Hendrix number 'Purple Haze', about which, the less said the better, Grammy nominated though it may have been; the other, entitled 'Treasure of Innocence', is a synthesiser ballad typical of those that TD use to send people home from their concerts -- a sort of musical after-dinner mint) to finish what is otherwise an excellent Tangerine Dream performance. Once again, Froese demonstrates that he is at his most inspired when called upon to entertain a live audience. There is over an hour of excellent music here (and that's ignoring the encores!) so even if you buy no other Tangerine Dream record of the 90s, make sure you have this one!

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14,90 EUR
 
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Tangerine Dream - Alexander Square

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1989
CD-5 single included an extended non-album version besides the LP version of this track.
This was a very unique 1989 project for Edgar Froese, as the soundtrack is for a 360-degree movie that was shown at the premier of the Imagine 360 theater in West Berlin.
With Paul Haslinger, Froese delivers a much more metallic edge to the soundscape, though it is a vision from the sadness/bitterness of separation. Alexander Square is the foundation piece to the work. The music obviously comes from the heart and Froese takes a journey past the man-made wall and barbed-wire to musically gaze into the soul of the people.

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Tangerine Dream - Ambient Monkeys (First Edition)

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1997

Ambient Monkeys began its life as pre-concert music for Tangerine Dream's 1997 European tour, and was later released on their TDI label at the request of their fans.
The album is aptly named, as the compositions fade in and out over a constant bed of prominent sound effects (which, aside from the aforementioned monkeys, also includes surf and trains). It is also ambient in the Brian Eno sense of the word, meant to be listened to as much passively as actively. Indeed, the repetitive sounds actually discourage intense listening.
The music itself includes themes from a couple classical works, altered songs from albums such as Optical Race and Green Desert and some original pieces, most of which don't linger long enough to make much of an impression.
Because of these features, it probably served its original purpose quite well. As an album, however, it is more of a curio.

Here the last copy of the very first edition with an additional track, which was missing on later editions!

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Tangerine Dream - Antique Dreams

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 2000  

"Antique Dreams" is an assortment of "rare" tracks, outtakes and live tracks and, like many such collections, is worth digging through. The tracks date from 1971 to 1990, with the bulk of them from the 1981-1986 era. The best tracks are, perhaps not surprisingly, the longer tracks. "Calymba Cali" (1981; 8+ min) is the very best track, with a strong synth bass sound prevalent, a track that would fit in very nicely on the "Thief" soundtrack album. "Cool Breeze of Brighton" (1986; live; 10+ min) has more an upbeat tempo and features a long Froese guitar solo. "Edinburgh's Castle" (1982, live, 8+ min) is a more gentle track that takes its time to develop. "Sorcerer and Thief" (1981, live, 6+ min) does excatly what the title suggest: 2 segments of the main themes of the respective movies, bridged nicely into one. "Oedipus Tyrannus Overture" (1974; 4+ min) is a preview of the sound to come in "Rubycon" and another great track. "Southend Mall" (1985, 4+ min) is an outake from the "Le Parc" sessions and has the same feel to it. I found tracks 4,5 and 7 (all soundtracks to German TV shows) not particularly interesting. The strangest track of all is "Ultima Thule Part 1" (1971) which according to the liner notes was a TD single; it features louds guitars and drums and doesn't sound like TD at all (if anything, it made me think of the Dutch band "Earth & Fire" on their single "Wild and Exciting" from the same era, minus the female vocals of course.) Overall, there are enough golden nuggets in this bag that make this CD another welcome addition in the TD "Classics Collection" series.

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Tangerine Dream - Canyon Dreams

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1987

Composed in the spring of 1987, "Canyon Dreams" was available only via the VHS video until 1991, when finally Miramar decided to publish it on CD. The digital release does not include the introduction track, a short but interesting piece of music. What we get instead, is a bonus track, composed and performed by Jerome Froese, a regular member of the band in 1991. It's absolutely divergent from the musical style, spirit and quality of the material, and thus I can't possibly see the reason for its inclusion. For fans, it was the absolute LAST chance to hear music from TD while Chris Franke was still a part of this great band.

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Tangerine Dream - Catch me if you can

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1989 / 1994

The music has an almost '50s feel to it, although some tracks are quite modern and a scant few show traces of a brilliant Tangerine Dream. This is a soundtrack for a US car race movie.

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