"Analogic Touch" is a tribute to the Berlin school Ambient period, a sound adventure created from the meeting between legendary analog instruments and the latest sound creation software. Imagined and composed by artists Kurtz Mindfields and sound designer Tajmahal; featuring seminal guests such as Robert Rich, Irina Mikhailova, Kliment and many others, resulting in an electronic musical masterpeace.
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.
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.
Synth supergroup Node return with their first release since 1995! “Node 2” features three of the original members, maverick producer and sonic legend Flood, renowned producer and composer Ed Buller and classically trained Doctor of music Dave Bessell. The band are joined by new member, Hollywood composer Mel Wesson, who has most recently provided the soundscapes for Hans Zimmer’s run of blockbuster films. This extraordinary collective take time out from their high flying day jobs to indulge their secret passion for all things analogue. The result, “Node 2”, is the culmination of two recording sessions that took place over the last year and a half at Battery studios in London…
Frontiers is a musical travelogue through lands unknown although the sonic climate is very much influenced by the two musicians shared Northern European heritage. The album is book-ended by Vista & Ascension which feature Wøllo's panoramic chordal backdrops over which Boddy plays his now famous "Ondes Martenot" glissando synth lead lines. Between these two beautiful, haunting tracks the album is built around four sequencer driven pieces, each gaining in intensity and culminating in the intense penultimate title track Frontiers. These are interspersed with more abstract and atmospheric interludes, featuring field recordings the two artists have made in their own personal travels through their respective native landscapes…
Ian Boddy started his electronic music career at a Newcastle based arts studio in the late 1970's. His early music was released on cassette by the UK label Mirage. Year's out of print and never reissued by Boddy himself these seminal early albums were released in a beautiful 3 LP-Box set by the Vinyl On Demand label in 2013. Four years on and they are now available as a digital download complete with all the artwork from the vinyl package. As well as Images, Elements of Chance & Options the music is bolstered by three unreleased tracks recorded at some of his very early concerts from this same time period of 1979-1982.
Machines for Collective Living is Bouvetoya's sixth album at SynGate Records. With his album "Machines for Collective Living" Michael Jones aka Bouvetoya from Ireland faces the current technical development of this decade, though in highly melodic references through synthesizer-tunes full of character. The album spans a great and calm suspense and invites to dive into flowing soundcarpets. Maybe a request, to create such spaces against the rush and haste of the world to face the mechanisation with serenity?
Erik Seifert is a German sound engineer, sound designer, composer and musician in the field of electronic music. After training as a sound-deck technician from 1988 to 1990 and one year in the Media Centre of the Armed Forces, he worked as a sound engineer, first at the WDR and since 1992 as a freelancer (mixer) at various broadcasters and production companies with his own recording and production studio Pleasure Sound. His musical style can be described as atmospheric electronics. With elements of spherical ambient and lounge music involving brisk rhythmic sequences and elements.
From Robert's early Geometry and Rainforest period, with hours of previously unreleased music. Melodic sequencers with swift patterned keyboard improvisation, melting down into slow looping textures and flutes.