Synth / Electronic / Ambient

Born in Paris in 1926, and originally a classical composer, Francis Dhomont is one of the earlier practitioners of musique concrète, giving up all other forms of musical work for electronic music in the early 50s.

"A hybrid thing in four...

''Reissue of the classic new generation Musique Concrete LP, this is an historic document - with extra contemporary material pursuing the rich drone techniques for which Tom D. has more recently become known. Headlock has been extensively remastered fo...

Experimental electronic musician Thomas Dimuzio has produced animpressive body of solo and collaborative work over the course of his15-year career. From his renowned recordings for RRRecords, such asSonicism and Markoff Process, to the classic Headlock...

"`Light & Dark’ is Radio Massacre International member Steve Dinsdale’s fifth solo studio album, and represents a continuation of the somewhat lighter (dare we say `commercial’?) style of his solo music. The running order and length was designed for possible vinyl release, but when this proved impractical, the concise nature of the album still suggested itself as an advantage, and although more material was available Steve was keen to maintain a collection of pieces that could comfortably be listened to...

"Recorded over the late summer of 2008 on digital 8-track, New Church is Steve Dinsdale's first foray into solo recording after over 15 years as part of Radio Massacre International. The 47-minute album demonstrates a more concise approach than his...

A solo release by one of the members of Radio Massacre International. This moves outside of the Berlin-style they are known best for, but it still fits in the realm of spacey electronic music and it's a winner; the 45' whizzed by so fast that I had to...

In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs in simple, flat...

"Steve Dinsdale has been playing and releasing music for over 30 years, most notably with acclaimed British electronic improvising trio Radio Massacre International. This is his fourth studio album. Recorded over the last couple of years, it is a....

This is the first album by DJ Spooky, one of the main faces of the avant-garde side of dj/turntablism, merging influences and elements of musique concrete and the avant-garde with dj techniques. Along with Christian Marclay, he is one of the people who...

"Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida-raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. At the turn of the 1980s, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple embarked on a ten-year spiritual journey playing at planetariums and laser shows above...

"Originally released in 1978 on Editions EG. Engineered by Eno, Conny Plank, David Hutchins, and Rhett Davies. Featuring piano by Robert Wyatt."

"If you're like me, you probably listen to any number of musical genres ranging from funk to classical, jazz to folk, rock to techno, and everything and anything in between. Listening to music, along with brushing my teeth or bathing or eating, is one...

Classic 1975 ambient work; Eno's first 'purely' ambient work and certainly one of his best, and possibly also one of his most influencial. [EG]

Classic 1975 ambient work; Eno's first 'purely' ambient work and certainly one of his best, and possibly also one of his most influencial. This very quiet piece of music has benefited from the remaster. [EG]

"Originally released in 1985 on the Polydor & E'G Records label. In many respects, the sixty-one minute Thursday Afternoon rolled the entire Ambient Series into one...[Eno] returned to the tape-loop process music that spawned Discreet Music and Music...

One of a number of classic albums that pianist/composer Harold Budd made with the collaboration of Brian Eno on the EG label. This has Budd's beautiful, watery piano sound with various treatments and atmospherics. Icily lovely.

A nice ambient soundtrack to footage of the Apollo missions; Eno's ambient music is extremely well suited to the otherworldly images. [EG]

"New York City's long-reigning experimental electronics collective Excepter went through a period of great transition following their massive 2010 double album Presidence. Member Clare Amory died of cancer in 2011 and other members of the band relocated shortly afterwards. Familiar, the first work from the band after regrouping, finds the collective still incredibly strange, but moving their free-form electronics and Kraut/early-industrial-inspired sound closer to the realm of pop music. Opening track...

"Phantoms is Forrest Fang s 9th solo album and the follow-up to his Projekt release, Gongland. Nearly eight years in the making, Phantoms builds on the gamelan-influenced soundscapes of its predecessor by weaving organic sounds of non-Western stringed...

Forrest's exquisite 3rd and 4th albums! Limited edition of 300 copies!

“Fang’s compositional stylings applied to the genre of space music with exceptional results.” – Billboard

Projekt opens the archives to bring back two formative ambient works. Originally released in 1989 and 1986 respectively, The Wolf At The Ruins and Migration have been out of print for over 20 years. They’re from the period when Fang began his own fusion of electronics and traditional non-Western instruments into a..

It's a pretty great thing to see this French musique concrete composer get his first US release at the age of 69! This includes two lengthy works; Cellule 75 ''an explosive, dynamic work for piano, percussion & tape'' & the excellent tape piece Place D...

"A double reissue of The Fires Of Ork's The Fires Of Ork (1993) and The Fires Of Ork 2 (2000). The Fires Of Ork was a collaboration project between the late Pete Namlook (1960-2012) and Geir Jenssen (aka Biosphere). The only two albums they recorded together are presented in this reissue.

Hyperreal: "The Fires Of Ork was the first collaboration between Pete Namlook and Geir Jenssen (aka Biosphere) and has since risen to legendary status in the ambient electronic scene as the first meeting of...

Really great to see this unjustly obscure French electronic music duo get some of the music from their very obscure (and generally really good!) cassette-only releases brought into the digital realm!

"In the early 1980s, the French musical duo Fondation, comprising Ivan Coaquette and Anannka Raghel, released three tapes of fantastic electronic music which owed much to the experimentalism of the seventies. Synthesizer, drum computer, solo guitar. Repetitive, meditative, hypnotic -- between ambient..

Edition of 200.
"Electronic experiments and free saxophone -- Recorded in studio at Nagoya in 2014 and 2016 by Gakusei Jikken Sitsu (GJS). The title Hekizan comes from the poem "Sanchu Mondo" by Ri-Haku. GJS means "experiment room". Gakusei Jikken Shitsu (GJS) is: Ryoko Ono (saxophone), Hiroki Ono (electronics), and Yuko Oshima (drums). Ryoko Ono, born in Sapporo and currently playing mainly in Nagoya, is an active Japanese female saxophone player, specializing in improvised music and works for...

"In the body of work of Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt - who, like few others, has informed, shaped and influenced the world of electronic music with countless different projects since the early 1990s - Gas stands out in particular, a saturnine sound cosmos based on heavily condensed classic sequences. Even after nearly 20 years, the sound of Gas doesn't seem to have lost any of its luster. The overwhelming feedback from a loyal international fan community and worldwide media outlets attests once again...

"In the body of work of Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt - who, like few others, has informed, shaped and influenced the world of electronic music with countless different projects since the early 1990s - Gas stands out in particular, a saturnine sound cosmos based on heavily condensed classic sequences. Even after nearly 20 years, the sound of Gas doesn't seem to have lost any of its luster.
Rausch was created as a single composition. The intention is to listen to the album as a whole from beginning...

"In the body of work of Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt - who, like few others, has informed, shaped and influenced the world of electronic music with countless different projects since the early 1990s - Gas stands out in particular, a saturnine sound cosmos based on heavily condensed classic sequences. Even after nearly 20 years, the sound of Gas doesn't seem to have lost any of its luster.
Rausch was created as a single composition. The intention is to listen to the album as a whole from beginning...

"Former Planet Mu affiliate Christopher Reeves continues his electronic journey as The Gasman, delivering his umpteenth album in 13 years. Aeriform isn't far removed from work by other Mu luminaries such as founder Mike Paradinas' strangely engaging bob-and-weave synth-antipop or a certain Richard James, truth be told.
Essentially though, Reeves mines a far more retro seam than his counterparts - titles like Syntax, Trip and Zports suggest there's an element of geek and a love of the ZX Spectrum, BBC..

"Former Planet Mu affiliate Christopher Reeves continues his electronic journey as The Gasman, delivering his umpteenth album in 13 years. Aeriform isn't far removed from work by other Mu luminaries such as founder Mike Paradinas' strangely engaging bob-and-weave synth-antipop or a certain Richard James, truth be told.
Essentially though, Reeves mines a far more retro seam than his counterparts - titles like Syntax, Trip and Zports suggest there's an element of geek and a love of the ZX Spectrum, BBC..

Strangely enough, this new ambient / electronic album (and even more so, The Evening Falls, the previous one by KJG) reminds me, more than anyone else I've heard, of the electronic music of Piero Milesi!

"A piece of intricate scales and moods, by turn streaming with the quiet flow of a small meandering rill, then suddenly veering off into an oceanic kind of tumult, In The Fields Of Nothing was conceived as a proper film soundtrack with its rhythmic ebb-and-flow and deep sense of immersion...

Strangely enough, this ambient / electronic album reminds me, more than anyone else I've heard, of the electronic music of Piero Milesi!

"On The Evening Falls, he deviates from his more beat-infused work and explores vast aural landscapes with an intricately woven tapestry of swelling string drones, shimmering pedal steel, and minimalist piano motives. The first strictly ambient solo offering from this incredibly versatile composer and musician reveals a delicate sense for rich, ruminant...

Third and most recent album by Spanish electronic artist Giron. The music here is floating, all analog sounding (Vermona Perfourmer, Doepfer Schaltwerk, SCI Sixtrak, Mfb 522, Beatstep pro, Streichfett, Microsampler (mellotron libraries), Microbrute, Dreadbox Erebus, K-station, Monotribe, Monotron delay, Small Stone, DD3, DD7) electronic music heavily influenced by the Berlin-school classics.
Do you like Radio Massacre International, Klaus Schulze, Bernd Kistenmacher, etc? You'll love this...

The second album by Spanish electronic artist Giron. The music here is floating, all analog sounding ("All the gear used in the recording of Stones are analog synths, giving that warm shade....Moog Mg1, SCI Sixtrak, Farfisa Synthorchestra, Solina, Vermona perfourmer mkII, MFOS Ultimate + Expander, Doepfer Schaltwerk sequencer, Streichfett, Microbrute, Microsampler (Mellotron libraries), Monotribe, Monotron, Small stone, Reel Echo....") electronic music heavily influenced by the Berlin-school classics....

Steve is one of the keyboardists for the Detroit band Voyag3r ('Voyager 3') who have two very good albums out firmly in the Zombi / Zoltan mold.
He uses all analog / all hardward instruments: Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Sequential Circuits SixTrak, Moog MiniTaur, Micro Moog, Alesis Ion, MultiVox MX-202, Roland Alpha Juno 2, Rhodes Mark V and Roland RX-5.
If you dig 80s Tangerine Dream, John Carpenter, Vangelis, you will firmly dig this.

"ELECTRONIC DREAMS FOR A HOLOGRAPHIC EXISTENCE...

"Five years in the making, Jeff Greinke's newest release BEFORE SUNRISE explores the more acoustical side of the ambient / impressionist territory of the electronic music genre. This new work, the third Greinke title on the Spotted Peccary Music label, is a logical progression from his previous releases, painting abstract landscapes and emotive expressions with ample use of acoustic instruments such as piano, cello, viola, clarinets and vibraphone, along with electronic elements of sampled textures and...

"Pianist, composer, and arranger Rachel Grimes has created a singular body of work, both as a solo artist and as a member of the group Rachel's, that negotiates a surprisingly graceful alliance between contemporary classical and indie rock."-AllMusic

This is a really lovely score for a film that is based on the composer's piano, as well as violin, flute, sax, and interspersed with Rachel's electronic / ambient sound design.
If this sounds appealing to you, you're gonna love this. It reminds..

Long-time Waysiders will remember us having this on vinyl on the Soviet Melodiya label (the only label allowed within the USSR). Now you can get it on CD, only 35 years later!

"Bureau B presents a reissue of Sven Grünberg's Hingus, originally released in 1981. Sven Grünberg is a famous musician for film and theatre in Estonia - an old hand in the field of electronic ambient music. In 1974, whilst still a music student, he and Härmo Härm founded Mess, a progressive rock band. Grünberg was the...

Long-time Waysiders will remember us having this on vinyl on the Soviet Melodiya label (the only label allowed within the USSR). Now you can get it in a much, much better pressing!

"Bureau B presents a reissue of Sven Gr�nberg's Hingus, originally released in 1981. Sven Gr�nberg is a famous musician for film and theatre in Estonia - an old hand in the field of electronic ambient music. In 1974, whilst still a music student, he and H�rmo H�rm founded Mess, a progressive rock band. Gr�nberg was the..

Georges Grunblatt was an early member of Heldon, appearing on Allez Teia.
This rarity, which came out on French Polydor in 1980 and which has never-before been reissued in any format, is his only solo work, and is very much in the Heldon vein musically (in a kind of post-Allez Teia trippy vein) with lots of Heldon tie-ins. This appears to be a legit reissue as best as I can tell. Recorded at Ramses Studio in 1977, the engineers were Jean-Louis Rizet and Richard Pinhas.
And look at the credits.

While they last, this brand new release is being offered to you for $4.00 off the usual price! Don't blink and miss it...

"The impact of Jon Hassell on today's generation of electronic and ambient artists is immeasurable...this new collection is another beautifully composed and powerfully rendered work that engages the mind as it soothes the soul and body."-Paste

"First new album in nine years by a musical visionary and hugely influential figure in new music. Continuing his...

"In search of the sublime, contemporary electronic musician Steve Hauschildt has designed grids and panoramas of sound across multiple releases through the rise and dissolution of his former band, Emeralds, an American touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music. Consistent with his solo work is Hauschildt’s ability to coil his craft in precise, varied, and distinctly physical forms. Gently spinning arpeggios converse with post-industrial decay. Sonic fibers sway like pendulums from static...

"A reissue of Heldon's fourth album Agneta Nilsson, originally released on Urus Records in 1976. Agneta Nilsson opens with a mind-paralyzing track that proves stillness can have a pulse. "Perspective I" spends ten minutes poring through tectonic layers of heavy sound, piling everything so thick that the song becomes like quicksand for your brain. It's one of the most daunting works in the Heldon catalog, made all the more impressive by how simple it is. It's just sounds put together and turned up...

"A reissue of Heldon's fourth album Agneta Nilsson, originally released on Urus Records in 1976. Agneta Nilsson opens with a mind-paralyzing track that proves stillness can have a pulse. "Perspective I" spends ten minutes poring through tectonic layers of heavy sound, piling everything so thick that the song becomes like quicksand for your brain. It's one of the most daunting works in the Heldon catalog, made all the more impressive by how simple it is. It's just sounds put together and turned up...

Allez Teia, originally released in 1975, was Heldon's second album. It is rightly considered an early, trance-inducing, electronic masterpiece. It is the only album in the Heldon cannon to feature acoustic guitar. Overall, I'd say that...

We have exactly four copies available of this extremely limited edition, OFFICIALLY LICENSED, SHM-CD, which is packaged in a lovely mini-lp sleeve!

Allez Teia, originally released in 1975, was Heldon's second album. It is rightly...

A beautiful, fully licensed, gatefold lp replica of the original. It sez here: "Heldon's startling second album. Sounds like Cluser or Harmonia combined with Gastr del Sol."...

"A reissue of Heldon's second album Allez-Teia, originally released on Disjuncta in 1975. Before making his own music in the early '70s, Richard Pinhas was a King Crimson fan. The British group has buzzed in Pinhas's mind for decades, but their greatest impact came early. When he first saw them play, Pinhas was struck by music played during intermission. "When I saw (King Crimson guitarist) Robert Fripp and Brian Eno perform in Paris later, I realized that the intermission music was their work," Pinhas...

"A reissue of Heldon's debut album Electronique Guerilla, originally released on Disjuncta in 1974. In 1973, 22-year old Richard Pinhas was well on his way to becoming a full-time philosopher. He had almost finished his PhD and begun teaching at the University of Paris. But he also had a hobby: writing music and recording it himself. When he submitted a few tracks to British label E.G. (home of King Crimson and Roxy Music), the imprint was interested, but Pinhas was frustrated to find out he'd have to...

High quality mastering from Richard Pinhas's original masters; Licensed from Richard Pinhas. Obi strip; matte printing. Swamp green vinyl; Edition of 700.

"A reissue of Heldon's Heldon . 6 . Interface, originally released in 1977. The idea in the mind of Richard Pinhas, the driving force behind Heldon, was to produce music "as cold as a huge block of ice" a vertiginous experience, of course influenced by the King Crimson trilogy, from Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1973) to Red (1974), except that...

"A reissue of Heldon's third album Third (It's Always Rock 'N' Roll), originally released on Disjuncta in 1975. Third album from the French space-rock electro combo masterminded by Richard Pinhas. Heldon's darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths, drones, fuzz, and trippy improvisations. There's something wicked happening on Heldon's third album It's Always Rock And Roll. Richard Pinhas's essential attack of searing guitar and space-bound synthesizer didn't change radically after...