RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
Edgar Froese - Pinnacles

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1983

This recording is related to a long trip Edgar made in the early 80´s to Australia.
The name Pinnacles is taken from a huge million years old petrified stone landscape in the Western desert part of Australia. Edgar made books full of notes during the trip and sang melody lines into a walkman type of pocket recorder while walking among the maybe oldest stonegarden on the planet.
Back in his Berlin studio he transfered all ideas into rhythm, melodies and sounds. As landscapes around the world have always inspired Edgar for some purposes, Pinnacles is another example of his great love for this planet and beyond.
Here the original first version from Virgin, where Froese played without any overdubs.

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Edgar Froese - Stuntman

Artist: Edgar Froese
P: 1979

Original Version 
The original "Stuntman" album by Edgar Froese dated from 1979. The 2003 re-release can be told from the older, original version by means of being credited to Edgar W. Froese and its computer generated jewel-case artwork. (The original carried a photograph of a crash helmet.) The track-listing (and running times) of the two versions are identical but the music most certainly is not.
"Stuntman" has always been an altogether more polished affair than many of Edgar Froese's other solo albums. Happily, too, this album is free from all traces of the ponderous self-indulgence to which solo Froese efforts can be more than a little prone. The tunes here do tend to be a little on the cute side, even for Froese, but at least he seems to have recognised this and, for once, nothing ever outstays its welcome. The lead synthesiser voices tend to be very sweet, too, and so, generally, it all works well and there are no tracks that could be called at all bad on this album.


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EKO - Hippogryph

Artist: EKO
P: 1992

Nice melodies and good rhythms with an instrumentation that TD also used around the beginning of the 90ies.

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El Hadra (Grassow + Wiese) -  The Mystik Dance

Artist: Mathias Grassow + Klaus Wiese
+ Ted de Jong

P: 1991
This is the rare first edition with two seperate tracks.
Rythmic trance meditation.

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Elemental - Thee Divine Imagination

Artist: Elemental
P: 1999   

'Splendor’ is melodic and swirling, all very grand and uplifting. ‘18K’ has an immense sound to it, the sequence relatively low in the mix and so much is happening around it that it is often hard to make out and even more difficult to concentrate on as your attention will be pulled from one happening to another. Its amazing that so much could be fitted into a three minute piece. Title track next, another melodic one full of majestic splendour but also with a touch of sadness. A superb fast rumbling sequence blasts through ‘The Solar Disc’. A nice big fast rumbling one, very intense and never letting up for a second, in fact increasing in ferocity right to the end. Wonderful track. Sequences again on ‘Solis Artus’ and as before at top speed. ‘Faerie Magick’ features a gorgeous melancholy lead line, extremely beautiful and yet the’ twee filter’ was not bothered with it in the slightest. The sequencer kicks back in for ’Spiritus Lenitatis’ but this time it is much slower and plodding. ‘Kozmotron’ picks up the pace again but I felt the sequence could have done with a bit more variety, a criticism that could just as equally have been levelled at the next track ‘Illumination’. ‘Aethyria’ is a splendid track. Cosmic bleeps and warbles increase in intensity, almost as if there is a storm in space which is brewing but never quite breaks.

‘Un Danse Petite’ is another very melodic number, a beautiful track, even a mayhem merchant such as myself was touched by it. ‘Solis Occasus’ finishes the album off with another gentle sequence. I enjoyed this CD, it is more polished than his first ‘Lux Aeternae’ and Steven Stokes the man behind Elemental obviously poured a lot of himself into it but in the polishing it lost some of its bite. It is certainly a much more emotional album than the first and this is probably what spoilt it for me a little. It is also, however, the aspect that a lot of people will find the most appealing and on balance I would expect this album to sell even better than his first. (DL)

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ELKAWE - End Spannung

Artist: ELKAWE
P: 1997
LTD

If you like the melodic style of Guido Negraszus, you will enjoy this music too.
Melodic tracks with good melodies

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Erik Seifert - Astronomical Unit

Artist: Erik Seifert
P: 2008 

After successful concerts on various festivals, this is finally the release inspired by the great Planetariums-concert Erik Seifert gave at the Planetarium Bochum, November 2006.
That‘s space sound at its best. Brilliant spherical sounds leads you through a cosmic atmosphere which is created by flowing sequences and deep far-away sounds.
Absolutely recommended for Fans of Jean-Michel Jarre‘s „Oxygene“!

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Eroc - Changing Skies

Artist: Eroc
P: 1987
Melodic instrumentals, here the original Metronome label version.

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Eroc - Wolkenreisen (2CD)

Artist: Eroc
P: 1983 / 1998
1998 Repertoire release, a thorough retrospective of the ex-Grobschnitt drummer's solo albums. 34 tracks, including many previously unreleased, old favorites and the classic 1978 hit 'Wolkenreise', which has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. All tracks are remastered. Also contains lots of photos and track-by-track notes by Eroc! Double slimline jewel case within a slipcase.

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Fanger + Kersten - Interkosmos

Artist: Fanger & Kersten
P: 1999
An angelic vocal sigh and vocoded introduction combine with a gob smacking sequence to make the opening title track a real beaut. This is the best Fanger and Kersten collaboration I have heard by a long way. The cover is also rather fun looking like a piss take of a Cosmic Jokers album (though the music is nothing like it). When it arrives the rhythm is a real driving one. The sort that would get your foot right down to the floor. What’s more the lead line is also spot on.

A delicate plucked melody starts ‘New Times (betazoid woman mix)’. A rapid rumbling sequence combines with sonic splashes to create a tranquil mood until the sequence is beefed up half way through. A playful melody then becomes the main feature.
Calm descends and we float into ‘Deep Sleep’ The sequence sounds as if it is a helicopter getting closer and closer. Very faint voices can be heard and soft lead motifs dance amongst the rotor blades. A beat ‘with attitude’ enters at the three and a half minute mark. It is a really dirty one that becomes more and more insistent. This is a cracker though the title is rather misleading.

‘Nightshift’ continues straight on without a break but things are stripped down to whispered voices allowing the new track to emerge from around them. A swirling Spyra type sequence becomes the main focus. The whole effect is rather psychedelic and ‘way out, man’. Mesmerizing stuff.
Things fade away and we float into the twenty three minute ‘Searched’ which adopts another swirling sequence but this time a bit like something Pete Namlook might come up with. A melodic sequence is layered over the first. This track is also rather psychedelic, listen to it after a can of Tennants Super and the mind creates all sorts of weird and wonderful pictures (did with me anyway).

‘Black Hole’ finishes the album off with a sequencer blast combined with an infectious rhythm. Around the half way mark we get a more delicate section though still rhythmic but we are back to a pump up the volume section a couple of minutes from the end.
To sum up this will be liked by fans of Spyra and the good fax label stuff. It is not a retro album but I think some fans of that scene will also find this very enjoyable.

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Fanger + Kersten - Splashdown

Artist: Fanger & Kersten
P: 2000
Fanger + Kersten must've been relaxing poolside while the debate over whether spacemusic deals with outer space or inner space raged on in internet chatrooms and email discussion groups. On their album Splashdown, the duo pays no attention to either of these two propositions and takes their concept back to the ocean, leading the listener on an extra-terrestrial water related odyssey of epic proportions. The energy level of the music is always positive and can swell quite high. Ever evolving analogue rhythms propel the music as enigmatic electronic textures and chords wash over us. A synth choir drifts in with the gentle dynamics of the evening tide as we imagine the deep blue/green of a rolling underwater realm. Songs and movements crossfade easily from one wave to the next and often the music leads us to some distant horizon. This music comes in the wake of the Berlin school, but Fanger + Kersten have weighed anchor and set sail from the coastline. They've made the music their own and Splashdown an enjoyable and fulfilling listening experience.

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Fanger + Schönwälder - Stromschlag

Artist: Fanger & Schönwälder
P:2007
All tracks composed, arranged, played and recorded by Thomas Fanger & Mario Schönwälder during various sessions and rehearsals in Montana and California 2007.
Fanger & Schönwälder's Stromschlag contains material from their USA trip 2007. All new material and the CD is strictly limited.
The music contains diferent styles like Berlin School but also loungemusic.

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Forrest Fang - The Wolf at the Ruins

Artists: Forrest Fang
P: 1989
LTD 1000
This extraordinary release combines the chinese ambient world with some western Berlin School sequences. One of the best releases by Fang and one of the first releases, we imported through Cue-Records way back in 1990 when we started!

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Forrest Fang - World Diary

Artists: Forrest Fang
P: 1992
This is an early long form ambient work with some tribal and eastern influences.

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Fous De La Mer - Ultramar

Artist: Fous De La Mer
P: 2006
Elektrolux e10010000cd

‚The sea is life, development and motion. To us, the sea is just another world which has been existing much longer than we do, in whose secrets, beauty and energy we always love to get lost.’ (Sol Ruiz de Galarretta, 2006) A declaration of love to life, love, and, last but not least, the sea. By this mixture, the house producer Marko Bussian (Glissando Bros.), Jean-Charles Vandermynsbrugge from Southern France and Argentina-born Sol Ruiz De Galaretta have created one of the most beautiful ambient pop summer hymns of musical history by their debut EP ‚Never Stop Loving’ three yers ago. Two years after the release of the ‚Stars & Fishes’ album, the Ibiza-based musicians now are diving into their deeply touching escapisms about a day at the sea again. And the musical horizon on ‚Ultramar’ has significantly broadened.
‚On »Ultramar«, you can see the maturing process towards a much more individual sound, which, in contrast to many chillout productions, allows much more experiments towards traditional songwriting and intensive sound athmospheres. However, the warm basic mood which actually represents the specific sound of Fous de la Mer remained.’
Jean-Charles Vandermynsbrugge: ‚By »Stars and Fishes«, we had transferred our personal experinces into a common music work. The result was an album full of surprises, inspired by the island and our first joint adventures. In the course of producing »Ultramar«, we have grown and now are able to express our feelings and ideas in a joint, familiar and intuitive way - in word and sound.’ The ‚Ultramar’ listener is overwhelmed by music of brilliant beauty which just needs to go outside - to the sun, moon, wind, rain and, of course, the beach (‚Clairs De Lune’, ‚Luces’, ‚Esse Sonho’). Finally, the outstanding vocals by Sol (‚Ultramar’, ‚Ocean 22°E’, ‚Asi Vas’) and Clair Dietrich (‚All These Years’) once again are conjuring sensual melancholic hymns to love which are able to tear apart one´s heart but can also put it together again. Maybe such an album can only be made with a far view, starry nights and the presence of the sea, who knows? ‚As a child, you think that the sea is neverending, at least in your fantasy. But shoudn´t we preserve a little of this childlike naivety for our life?’


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Francis Rimbert - Mecanique du Temps

Artist: Francis Rimbert
P: 2006
LTD: 400
All tracks composed and played by Francis Rimbert.
Track 1 features Patrick Rondat.
Exclusive limited special edition cd for "Le Salon De La Musique", Paris, 09.09.2006.

Sounds like a rock hymn.
 

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Frank Klare + Kistenmacher - Red and Black

Artist: Frank Klare
P: 1997
This is a collection of tracks, made out of collaborations with other artists. Most of the tracks are unique and not to be found on other CDs. A very good Berlin School style track for example is the track together with Bernd Kistenmacher.
Mastered by Frank Klare at Sprean Music, Berlin Germany.
Track 2 taken from Traumklang CD Mystic Visions.
Track 5 lyrics by Horst Martens (Outer Space)
Track 8 original theme from Frank Klare's Solodreams produced in 1986.

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Frank Klare - Electronic Impressions

Artist: Frank Klare
P: 1995
After departing SYNCO Frank joined the band Traumklang hence the final track of this album ‘Galactic Drive’ which is attributed to Traumklang. The opener ‘Legend of the Mount’ is about as far removed from SYNCO’s trademark sequencer runs as you can get. A simple theme is picked out initially on piano, then synths accompanied by a steady rhythm. The next track is a decent synth/drums workout and this "modern" theme is prevalent throughout many of the tracks with some such as ‘Close of Time’ working very well. Others though are best forgotten and its not until the penultimate track ‘Sequence Spheres’ (taken from the afore-mentioned ‘Solodreams’) that Frank Klare shows anything like his old SYNCO form. The 15 minute ‘Galactic Drive’ is a superb closing piece with some great sequencing and finely balanced melodics. Sounds like the Traumklang album may well be worth hearing. (GG)

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Frank Klare - Improvised Eternity

Artist: Frank Klare
P: 1996
It has to be said that ex SYNCO member Frank Klare released a brace of albums conspicuous by their blandness earlier in the year. The title, and the fact that four of the 6 track are specified as being improvisations, would suggest that there's room for optimism here though. 'Intro' opens brightly enough, with a heavy bass beat backed by a lively sequence. The melody is pleasant enough but after a while it becomes predictable and repetitive and consequently the track out-stays its welcome, even at only 5½ minutes. The four part 'Improvised Eternity' dominates the album, and thankfully proceedings take a marked turn for the better with the arrival of part 1. Choral refrains introduce the piece before a sequence slowly starts to take shape, backed by a foreboding drone. Simple drums and percussion also join the fray, building in intensity as the track progresses, and though variety is not the track's strong point it compensates with lots of atmosphere and imagery. Part 2 repeats the formula with a traditional style sequence underpinning choral synths straight from the Tangerine Dream archives. Part 3 confirms that Frank Klare has very much done on this album what he didn't achieve on his previous two: recapturing some of the form shown on the SYNCO 85-89 album. Overall this album does more right than it does wrong, and SYNCO fans I'm sure will welcome it. (GG)

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Frank Klare - Transcental Medicatin

Artist: Frank Klare
P: 1995
This time Frank Klare has "realised my favour for sequences. I haven’t played any moog solo voices to force the original effects of the dynamically developing sequences". The 16½ minute opener ‘Impression of Arkana’ builds slowly on a simple sequence. It is most successful after the midpoint at which stage a bass sequence is introduced, however it never strays far from the opening riff and after 10 minutes it becomes heavy going. Not much relief is afforded by track 2 ‘Schräger Otto’ which consists of a repetitive discordant theme, however the 18 minute ‘Homage to K.S.’ follows and here things do brighten up considerably. Some classic sequencing is on show which ebbs and flows to powerful effect, and it’s very easy to imagine frenetic Schulzian accompaniment. ‘Dream’ presents a slowly repeating theme for a gargantuan 25 minutes, accompanied by subliminal effects and delicate sequences. Another Traumklang collaboration ends the album and again it’s a very impressive piece with some exciting sequencer runs and fine complementary soloing. (GG)

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