Monday, February 27, 2017

Lightwave - Ici & Maintenant (cassette, Auricle Music, 1990)

This is the first of various cassettes I will post by French group Lightwave, among which members we find Paul Haslinger who joined Tangerine Dream in 1986, although he doesn't play on this tape. That may reveal something about the nature of this music.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rüdiger Lorenz ‎– Wonderflower (cassette, Syntape, 1982)

The first of various Rugiger Lorenz cassettes. "Electronic musician from Ingelheim (near Mainz), Germany.  As a pharmacist and collector of synthesizers (modular systems) he made experimental music in his Lorenz-Park studio. He died in 2000."

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fondation ‎– Sans Etiquette (cassette, Eurock, 1980)

Here's what's Discogs says about French band Fondation: "

Husband and wife duo: Ivan Coaquette, formerly of Musica Elettronica Viva, Delired Cameleon Family and Spacecraft, and Anannka Raghel (aka Patricia Coaquette), active during the early 1980s with 3 cassette releases of experimental ambient and avant synth-rock." I posted a tape from them before here

Friday, February 24, 2017

River Of Dreams - Sundown (cassette, 1991)

River Of Dreams was a duo of Dave Palmer and Steve Morrell and they did 3 releases. I will post them all. Quite new age if you ask me. You don't.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Can - Onlyou (cassette, Pure Freude, 1982)

Of course you know Can. This is a pretty rare release, unofficial of course. On discogs it said that this was from 1976 at the Innerspace and has music and talking. Probably a good way to remember the recently deceased Can drummer Jaki Liebeszeit.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Marc Barreca - Raw Fish And Green Tea (cassette, private, 1978)

Parts of this cassette were re-released by Vinyl On Demand on a retrospective LP from Barreca's earliest work, but this cassette is quite a rarity to be heard in it's complete form.
Barreca is American synth/multi-instrumental musician, initially active in the early 1980's, and of the Brian Eno inspired ambient school.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Steve Roach ‎– Quiet Music 1 (cassette, Fortuna Records, 1986)

"A longstanding leader in contemporary electronic music, composer and multi-instrumentalist Steve Roach (born 1955 in La Mesa, California) drew on the beauty and power of the earth's landscapes to create lush, meditative soundscapes influential on the emergence of ambient and trance."

This cassette is all about 'Collection of pieces created in respect for silence between 1983 and 1986'