Synth / Electronic / Ambient

Is RMI the most prolific band in the world? They might be. And they keep releasing great work. 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...

Recorded at the National Space Centre, Leichster, April 2, 2005.

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various configurations since they were 16 year old students in the 70's and formed R.M.I. in 1993.

In addition to their many 'regular' albums, RMI have also released a number.

Recorded at the National Space Centre, Leichster, March 25, 2006.

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various configurations since they were 16 year old students in the 70's and formed R.M.I. in 1993.

In addition to their many 'regular' albums, RMI have also released a...

Recorded at the Night & Day, Manchester March 14, 2004 (Tracks 1-4) and The Boardwalk, Sheffield November 17, 2006 (Tracks 5 & 6).
Special Guests:
Martin Archer : Reeds (Tracks 5 & 6)
Damo Suzuki : Vocals
Jay Taylor : Guitar (Tracks 1-4)
Jonny Williams : Guitar (Tracks 5 & 6)

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar...

Mixed & edited from concerts recorded at the Y-Theater, Leicster, September 1, 2007 & at Orion Sound Studios, Baltimore, November 18, 2007
Special Guests:
Martin Archer : Reeds, Wind Synth (Leicester)
Cyndee Lee Rule : Electric Violin (Baltimore)
Premik Russell Tubbs : Reeds, Wind Synth (Baltimore)

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton

Recorded at The Gatherings, St. Mary's Church, November 17, 2007 (part one)

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various configurations since they were 16 year old students in the 70's and formed R.M.I. in 1993.

In addition to their many 'regular' albums, RMI have also....

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 packaging.

Recorded at The Cherubini Center, Burlington, NJ 16th April 2010 for the Gagliarchives Radioshow.

Is RMI the most prolific band in the world? They might be. And they keep releasing great work. 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 packaging.

Recorded at The Gatherings, St Mary's Church, Philadelphia, PA 18th April 2010.

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 packagi...

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...

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 packaging.

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 packaging.

"If you're at all familiar with our output, you'll have noticed that we sometimes release companion sets shortly after a title is published. Well,here's another one. Sessions began in late 2005 for what became Rain Falls In Grey Far away, and....

Radio Massacre International is a British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various...

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 packagi...

Recorded at The Greenhouse, Stockport, December, 2011.

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various configurations since they were 16 year old students in the 70's and formed R.M.I. in 1993.

In addition to their many 'regular' albums, RMI have also released a number of very...

This is a great listen but it's also a bit of a sad release, as it was recorded at the home of the band's good friends, Cyndee Lee Rule & Jeff Nutkowitz in May, 2013, as Jeff was dying. This was the group's last time to be able to see Jeff and this private concert was their goodbye to him.
In addition to their many 'regular' 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...

Recorded at The Greenhouse, Stockport, December, 2011.

Is RMI the most prolific band in the world? They might be. And they shockingly keep releasing great work. 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 packaging.

Radio Massacre International is a British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together...

R.M.I. are an English trio of guitar and two keyboardists. They have been working together since the early 1980's and releasing CDs since at least 1994 and have at least 15 releases out! R.M.I. play space music hugely influenced by the German masters o...

An early (1986-87) and great one from this US synthesist, and probably his closest work to 'spacey electronics'. "As the title implies, this reissue - originally recorded in 1987-88...crosses the bridges between mathematics and music, applying these re...

"Limited edition of 500. Robert Rich's solo and collaborative recordings have proven extremely influential on a range of new school ambient and experimental artists. Although almost a decade younger than his cohorts, Rich's association with the West Coast scene of space-music pioneers such as Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, and Michael Stearns also makes him one of the few of that generation to have interfaced creatively with the new wave of experimental electronic composers. A northern California native....

"React is the third collaboration between American ambient pioneer Robert Rich and Ian Boddy and is a record of their June 2007 performance at the Star’s End Radio Show 30th Anniversary Celebration Concert in Philadelphia. The album is released in a...

“The starting point for the recordings on Flurry Of Delusion was an improvised recording session with Giuseppe Ielasi, but as with all Ralf Wehowsky works nothing is quite what it seems to be. Cutting out the moments of "glory" and recombining them, Wehowsky, aka RLW, reassembles them into new more detailed compositions. Further improvised sounds were treated and added to the mix. It is neither industrial or musique concrete, nor computer music or improvisation - in fact it could be all of these...

"Since it's release in 1988, Dreamtime Return has earned it's reputation as a genuine classic. The two-CD magnum opus is one of the most important, widely known and highly respected release in Steve Roach's vast body of work. It serves as an essential benchmark within the Electronic-Ethno-Atmospheric genre. Roach's travels in the Australian outback, along with studies of the Aboriginal Dreamtime, and his desert walkabouts in California were the lifeblood for this recording which even today sounds like a...

Remastered from the original tapes, this is the first vinyl reissue of the album since its initial release in 1984.

'Full of purring drones and high notes that shimmer and fade. Like a desert mirage, these structures hover forever at the horizon, an oasis from the din surrounding it'-Pitchfork's 'Best Ambient Albums Of All Time

"Steve Roach is one of the defining American artists of new age music, perpetually on a quest for silence and the suspension of time in his music. Structures From..

This is a collection of pieces by synthesist Steve Roach from 1988-1992, which either appeared on compilations or never appeared at all. All of Steve's work is quite fine, but I really miss his early period, which was a uniquely Californian take on the...

Tom Rogerson's life as an improviser began when, as a toddler, he would clamber up onto his family piano stool and try to emulate his sister's playing. Now releasing his second solo album, a collaboration with Brian Eno, he feels that his musical life has come full circle: "I remember smashing out C Major chords again and again and really loving it. It's the same as what I do now, funnily enough, I've come back to it". After stints playing jazz in New York, a delipadated fenland hotel and in noise rock...

Of all the musicians in the 90's working in the ambient/space/ritual genre, Spanish guitarist/sound sculptor Suso Saiz was one of my favorites, and the several CDs I have by him still get some regular play. He was extremely active in the 90s and less so as time went on, but he is a real talent and this retrospective (his first time on vinyl & with some very rare stuff included) is well needed and well deserved.

"Odisea is a retrospective showcase of solo work from Spanish electronic music...

Of all the musicians in the 90's working in the ambient/space/ritual genre, Spanish guitarist/sound sculptor Suso Saiz was one of my favorites, and the several CDs I have by him still get some regular play. He was extremely active in the 90s and less so as time went on, but he is a real talent and this retrospective (his first time on vinyl & with some very rare stuff included) is well needed and well deserved.

"Odisea is a retrospective showcase of solo work from Spanish electronic music...

This is a very electronic, laptop-based rendition of this seminal classic and very adaptable work. Very spacey, low-key ambiance gives this a feel like Klaus Schulze and Radio Massacre International doing their version of this great piece! Beautifully...

"Swallowing air and farting it out, that's the main life skill of the weatherfish. But what's best about him is his evocative German name: Schlammpeitziger. When German electronic artist Jo Zimmermann launched his solo career in the early 1990s, he chose to be identified with this creature living in the flat muddy waters of the European and Asian plains. Unlike the fish, Schlammpeitziger's early reputation was built on his inventive use of cheap Casio synthesizers and the use of composite nouns to name...

Synthesist Conrad is best known for being a founding member of Tangerine Dream and Kluster in the very, very early 70s, but he's made a lot of other music since that time. This very nicely presented CD includes his usual, wild electronic works, with a lov

"One of the great musicians for deep and dubby ambient-techno. This album is full of all the classic elements and sounds as associated with dub-techno, and more!. Nice layered swirling textures, drifting spacious ambient, swirls of deep techno & elements of house that add extra layers of warmth and depth to the already deep album. The albums thoughtful moods and textured atmosphere explore a exquisite journey across tectonic deep spacious dub-techno across beats and rhythms, yet also chilled calming...

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog.
Picture Music was Klaus' 3rd album and his first real 'synth' album to my mind. It's also the first album that has 'the Klaus sound' to my ears, even though his first two are also pretty good albums. This was recorded in 1973, but due to legal issues, was not released until 1975 on Brain.

"Re-release of the impressive Klaus Schulze album "Angst" - soundtrack for the disturbing movie of the same title by Gerald Kragl. Originally released in 1984. The film was actually shot after Klaus Schulze's score. He got the script and on the basis of the script, he wrote the music. Director Kragl told him, "You can write the music as you like - just stick to the script! I will cut the film to the music, not adapting the music to the film." Normally, the music takes its cue from the film but in this....

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog.
The first album by Klaus to be released outside of Germany, many people's first encounter with Klaus' monumental solo work began with this album and it's a great one. Highly recommended!

"Blackdance was my first album to be released in England on Caroline, a Virgin label. Before that [Virgin boss] Richard Branson had signed Tangerine Dream, and then he also contacted me. Of course, I said yes right away. Not just...

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog. Klaus' classic second album, originally released in 1973.

“Cyborg is a seminal work in abstract experimental electronic music. The psycho acoustic and hypnotic effects on the listener are incredible. This double album features almost similar electronic equipments used in “Irrlicht” (acoustic strings manipulations, molecular machines, primitive keyboards). This deep meditative and almost supernatural musical adventure...

This revisits a very obscure (I didn't even know it existed!) 1994 soundtrack to a French movie of the same title. It includes a bonus track recorded at the same sessions but not used in the film. It also adds a 16 minute track recorded in 2004 for use on a promotional-only CD of which only 300 were made.

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog. This live album, originally released in 1980 was always one of his harder-to-find releases and it was also the end of the line of his amazing run of analog synthesizer classics. The next one after this was Dig It, his first digital album, which is quite a good work, but also the beginning of the next phase of his sound.

"Klaus Schulze's twelfth solo album was originally released in 1980 and received brilliant reviews...

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog.
Mirage was Klaus' 8th album and was recorded in January, 1977 and originally released in April, 1977 on Brain. This is somewhere in the middle of the absolute peak years for Klaus and his now huge bank of equipment. So, it's the top of the top!

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog.
One of Klaus's very finest albums ever (and that's really saying something), Moondawn was his sixth album and was originally released in 1976 on Brain.
Klaus plays 'the big Moog', Arp 2600, ARP Odyssey, EMS Synthi A, Farfisa organ and more, with great, sensitive drum accompaniment by Harold Grosskopf. Two side long tracks of classic, trance-like mantras, A stone, stoned classic. Highly recommended.

God knows how many albums later, Klaus is still making very good records. Not every one is very good, but this, his latest (as of May, 2018) sure is!

"Following the celebrations of his 70th birthday in August 2017, Klaus Schulze, one of the most important electronic music artists worldwide, has announced the release of his new studio recording Silhouettes for May 2018. The four pieces ´Silhouettes`, ´Der lange Blick zurück`, ´Quae simplex` and ´Châteaux faits des vent`, which he worked on between..

"Originally recorded in 2000 and only available in the rare and long deleted 10 CD boxset Contemporary Works, The Crime Of Suspense is a welcome addition to the Klaus Schulze re-release catalogue. On Good Old 4 On The Floor Schulze delivers a trance track classic with soul, while Overchill is refined by the beautiful voice of Julia Messenger. Two previously unreleased bonus tracks have been added to this definitive version of The Crime Of Suspense."

"Since 1998 and for six years, Schwalm worked continually with Eno, releasing numerous joint works, including the album Drawn From Life and the soundtrack to the film Fear X by Nicholas Winding Refn, all the while giving celebrated joint performances in Europe and Japan. Since 2006, Schwalm has been repeatedly invited by the Punktfestival in Kristiansand, where he performed as celebrated live-remixer. As one of the most respected exponents of this particular art form, he collaborated with several well....

"Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pioneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time they were recorded, which in turn gives them a unique form of intensity. This collection is released as an entry in Sub Rosa's Early Electronic series.
Otto Sidharta was born in Bandung, Indonesia November 6, 1955. In 1978 he studied music composition in Jakarta Institute of Arts...

"Skylab's debut album came out of nowhere, showcasing a maddeningly well-constructed balance of downtempo experimental beat music and ambient- and musique concrete-leaning miscellany. Urban lore has it Ducasse spent a few weeks tripping in his attic to come up with the base tapes that bandmates Howie B. and Love TKO would fashion into #1. True or not it's a pretty apt accounting for what appears here."-AllMusic

Greatly weird, dubby/not dubby music from these five musicians, who work in very different worlds most of the time. This combines certain aspects of the weirder releases on ECM with the great releases done by Adrian Sherwood. Recommended!

"The first album by Grammy-winning reggae legends Sly & Robbie and Norwegian Jazz innovator Nils Petter Molvaer featuring Eivind Aarset and Vladislav Delay. On Nordub, Sly & Robbie team up with Nils to create a unique sound panorama, spanning the colorful...

"Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith composes her swirling, colorful electronic songs on Buchla synthesizers, particularly the portable, user-friendly Music Easel. Her warm, vibrant music inevitably recalls the work of Buchla masters such as Suzanne Ciani and Laurie Spiegel, but it's playful and exuberant enough to land her opening gigs for Dan Deacon and Animal Collective. It's bubbly and tranquil enough to elicit comparisons to 21st century underground synthesizer artists such as Panabrite or Dolphins into the...

"Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith composes her swirling, colorful electronic songs on Buchla synthesizers, particularly the portable, user-friendly Music Easel. Her warm, vibrant music inevitably recalls the work of Buchla masters such as Suzanne Ciani and Laurie Spiegel, but it's playful and exuberant enough to land her opening gigs for Dan Deacon and Animal Collective. It's bubbly and tranquil enough to elicit comparisons to 21st century underground synthesizer artists such as Panabrite or Dolphins into the...

"Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith composes bright, fluid soundscapes on a variety of synthesizers, most notably the Buchla Music Easel. Excited by the endless possibilities of electronic instruments, her music is filled with vivid, expressive melodies along with her warped, ethereal vocals. Smith grew up on the serene, peaceful Orcas Island in northwest Washington, and attended the Berklee College of Music in order to study composition and sound engineering. She started out as a vocalist before taking up....