Synth / Electronic / Ambient

''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....

“Tod Dockstader's Aerial series, an electronic/drone masterpiece, is cherished among fans of the artist's work. 15 years in the making, the Aerial series is sourced from his life-long passion for shortwave radio. Dockstader collected over 90 hours of recordings, made at night, and comprised of cross signals and fragments plucked from the atmosphere. Opening with airwave drones, Dockstader gradually allows elements to slowly come and go, summoning an ominous atmosphere of ethereal clouds.
Malignant...

“While the Norwegian-Israeli multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jacob Holm-Lupo is best known as the leader of one of Scandinavia's foremost progressive rock bands, White Willow, he has taken a lot of musical detours of late. First with the 80s-loving art-pop project The Opium Cartel, and then with a surprise collection of instrumental hard rock bangers with Telepath's Mental Mutations.
His latest baby, a project he calls Donner, was originally intended as a pure electronica project. The original...

“Duet Emmo is the legendary collaboration between Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis (both of Wire and Dome) and Daniel Miller (The Normal and founder/owner of Mute).
Or So It Seems... was originally released in 1983, and was the act's only release. The result was the perfect amalgamation of Miller's hard-line electronics and Gilbert and Lewis's abstract and sparse textures, exhibiting why the anagrammatic combination of Dome and Mute was a fitting name for this project.”

This was the very first (and one of the best and also the least ‘new-agey’) release by this duo who at this time were working in a more 'kosmiche' vein but with its own personality.

"Nice mix of sequencer based electronic music, fluttering flute, airy female voice and acoustic/electric guitar. Excellent atmospheres and even a few heavy rocked out moments towards the end that are well placed to add some much needed spice. A quite varied album, that needs a few listens to appreciate."-rateyourmusic.

“A reissue of Emerald Web's Sound Trek, originally released in 1980. Pioneering space music duo Emerald Web, comprised of Bob Stohl and soulmate Kat Epple, made some of the most ethereal, divine, and healing sounds between 1979 and 1990.
Crafting their debut album in a haunted mansion in northwest Connecticut, their second disc was created in a small log cabin. A subsequent move to the San Francisco Bay Area brought an extended stay at an Indonesian martial arts ashram, which led to the Valley of...

"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...

“A rarefied blend of vintage synthesizers and acoustic instruments, the Valley Of The Birds album by Emerald Web was created in 1981 by two pioneers in electronic music, space music, and audio technology, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple.
Originally recorded and composed in their 4-track, reel-to-reel home studio, they created their signature thickly-layered timbres by serving as recording engineers, and simultaneously playing an array of monophonic synthesizers, flutes, other acoustic instruments, and...

Pertti Grönholm (synthesizers, samplers, sequencers and percussion)
Kimi Kärki (E-guitar, Ebow and effects)
Ismo Virta (Memotron, E-guitar and effects)

“E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr is a kosmische Musik group from Turku, Finland. Their music is a mixture of ‘Berlin School’ style of sequenced space travels, electro-acoustic improvisations, and krautrock with melancholic and psychedelic moods.
hrough cosmic vortexes and comet zones the synthetic neo-kraut vessel E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr has...

"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...

“Typical ambient / instrumental Eno apart from the first track, which is a refreshing guitar-featuring piece, and this didn’t disappoint. It’s an amazing film with an incredible soundtrack. I've been recommending it to anyone who'll listen.”

"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.

"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...

“Originally released in France, in 1978, a unique LP by keyboardist and composer Joël Fajerman (in collaboration with Jan Yrssen) sees its first reissue.
Some of these songs were featured on the soundtrack of 'L'Aventure Des Plantes', one of the first ecological programs on French TV. This is an astonishing album filled with ambient moods, abstract moves, melancholia and beauty.”

“Very nice electronic-prog french release. If you're into Prophet sequences, Korg and Harp Odissey...old electro..

“Composer and recording artist Forrest Fang refined his dynamic hybrid style of composition over the past four decades, expanding upon his roots in progressive music, minimalism, textural ambient, and the traditional musics of Asia. Drawing on his deep knowledge of sound creation and manipulation, he uses the studio like a separate instrument to create distinctive, alluring and otherworldly atmospheres. With captivating approaches to sound creation, his latest Projekt album Forever Cascades presents a...

"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...

“The lush ambient space music of veteran Bay Area composer Forrest Fang explores the tactile nature of sound. On his latest, The Lost Seasons of Amorphia, he brings electronically-treated Asian instruments such as gu-zheng, kim and Javanese gamelan to the fore, subtly complementing them with hypnotic processed electronics in a manner that evokes his explorative sensitivities. Over four decades, Fang developed a distinctive style deeply informed and inspired by his studies of electronic music, minimalism...

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..

"Imagine the electric guitar severed from cliché and all of its physical limitations, shaping a bold new musical language."-City Newspaper

"It's a simple story. I had temporarily lost a proper studio workspace and had to move all my gear back to a small bedroom in my flat where I recorded this album. It was all done on headphones, which was rather a frustrating situation at first but later on it felt like back in the day when I produced my first records in the 1990s. In the end it was...

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...

Ken Field - saxes, flutes
Alieno deBootes - keyboards, creative mix
with
Alessandro Monti - occasional electric bass on “A new cosmo”
Matteo Bertolini - soundscapes on “Izar” and “A new cosmo”
Domenico Meggiato - some electric bass on “Krunsch”
Franco Moruzzi - extra drums on “Krunsch”

Sometimes unusual circumstances create perfect conditions for long-considered but never materialized collaborations. This distanced virtu

"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...

“An intriguing and impressive new offering from Floating Points. This is less fragile than some of Sam Shepherd's more recent work and charts a further chapter in the twisting growth of his idiosyncratic musical style and sound design. His electronic compositions navigate through a myriad of textures: minimalist backdrops, emotive refrains that approach almost orchestral intensity, skittish rhythms that seem on the verge of losing control, modulating synth work that shifts between serene and piercing...

This is a minor classic of 1974-era French electronic space/frazzle, and features great contributions from Richard Pinhas! Recommended.

"Fluence is the brainchild and first release of sound artist / provocateur Pascal Comelade. Recorded in Montpellier, France in 1974-1975, the project consists of exploratory electronic pieces in the Fripp & Eno vernacular with a Kosmische tinge.
'A Few Reasons To Stay / A Few Reasons To Split,' a title inspired by Swiss conceptual artist Urs Lüthi, features.

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..

“This book is an epic, a journey, a manifesto, the vision of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese. It also magnifies EF's philosophy, his science and arts.
This is not an easy read; similar to his music, it requires attention and focus. An attractive hard bound book, the reader is transported to a different dimension much like listening to the music of Tangerine Dream and EF's solo albums. Tangerine Dream is Edgar Froese alone as the book would reveal and truly unprecedented, one of a kind and...

Peter Frohmader Synthesizers, E-MU Samplers and 5-string Bass
Richard Pinhas - Roland Guitars + Arboretum Hyperprism process

'The best Pinhas release since the glory days of Heldon's Standby. Incendiary, musicially consistent, cohesive...one of the most powerful, dynamic & totally mind blowing releases you'll hear in 1999.''-Andy G./C&D.

These two giants of European electronic music join forces. Richard's sustained, instantly recognizable guitar work...

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..

“Limited hand numbered edition of 500 in golden audiophile CD.”

“In 1969, I was commissioned to make all the music and organized noises for nineteen looped films to be run in the British Pavilion at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan. The overall concept was to have all the films running in fixed positions so that the individual visitors would ‘mix’ their audio and visual experience by the speed and direction of their movement through and around the environment.
Since most of the ninety-second films...

“Limited hand numbered edition of 500 in golden audiophile CD.”

“In 1969, I was commissioned to make all the music and organized noises for nineteen looped films to be run in the British Pavilion at Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan. The overall concept was to have all the films running in fixed positions so that the individual visitors would ‘mix’ their audio and visual experience by the speed and direction of their movement through and around the environment.
Since most of the ninety-second films...

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...

This is a solo album by Manuel, which was recorded in 1977, but not released until 1991. It's pretty much prime period stuff of spacey guitar and electronics. “For 2019, this is a newly remastered and carefully re-edited version of the legendary 1977 studio recording for RIAS Berlin.”

“... hardly noticed by the mainstream public, some West-Berlin musicians develop a world of sound, which later eventually became labelled as "Electronic Music". These compositions of slowly evolving soundscapes...

"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...

Starting in the very early 80s, Greinke was one of the very first of the modern-day ‘sound sculptors’, working with electronics and etc (but long before laptops) to craft a very personal, ambient, warm and inviting electronic sound that can or can not be called ‘music’ depending on your definition. Since that first 15-20 years of his work, he’s expanded his palette greatly by adding acoustic instruments along with his organized sounds as well.
He’s one of the less-known greats, in ambient music, imo..

“A rather excellent album by Fripp and The Grid who have worked together frequently over the years. It begins as pure guitar drone, drifting into pleasant ambient, and by Leviathan the drums begin to appear in mix, approaching Fire Tower this has turned into blissful downtempo dub-techno, and so it continues to the end. Very much one long composition cut up into 9 parts, an album that deserves attention and to be listened to all the way through (just like good old progressive music, be it house or rock).”

“A rather excellent album by Fripp and The Grid who have worked together frequently over the years. It begins as pure guitar drone, drifting into pleasant ambient, and by Leviathan the drums begin to appear in mix, approaching Fire Tower this has turned into blissful downtempo dub-techno, and so it continues to the end. Very much one long composition cut up into 9 parts, an album that deserves attention and to be listened to all the way through (just like good old progressive music, be it house or rock).”

"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..