USC Plus presents the first genre in the history of USC, and this collection is in the genre of Berlin School. 32 songs and more than 5 hours of music from composers from around the world.
Arcane is the nom de clavier of Paul Lawler when producing astounding recreations of 1970s and 1980s Berlin School electronic music, with Tangerine Dream in their Baumann and Schmoelling eras as specific referents.
The music on this album is built from layers of self generative modular synth atmospheres, sequences, vintage Fx, and Drums, to musically mimic the self propelled nature of the Automaton.
Having re-released a large part of Tangerine Dream's back catalog in 2009, the Germany based Membran label released the box set The Electronic Journey in September 2010. It contains ten full-length albums from the Membran catalog, all repackaged in cardboard sleeves and put together in a cardboard box. Recording date 1982-2006.
Ken Martin has been composing & playing electronic music for 40 years. He's developed his own unique blend of Berlin school & space music that hearkens back to the golden age of instrumental synth music. "Berlin Impressions" is a tribute to the early Berlin electronic music scene - gone are the days of analog production - this CD is a homage to the old electronic sounds created with the latest technology.
This is a recording of the live concert held at Burg Herzberg Krautrock/Hippie festival from 7/15/99. A kind of Woodstock in Germany with a lot of bands. Sounding from psychedelic rock to berlin school electronic. Release features one track each from seven different artists that played at the festival. A couple of really good cuts here include Ashra's (aka Ash Ra Temple) eighteen-minute "Twelve Samples" and the Hypnotix eleven-minute piece "Roots". Top of the line what many might refer to as new age/world music. The Dissidenten tune "Instinctive Traveler" hit sort of like a Gong wanna be. Tunes here from Sunya Beat, Edgar Broughton, Caravan and Might As Well are so-so.