Synth / Electronic / Ambient

"This set of six discs – previously collected in a box, but now only available individually - is a collection, arranged more-or-less chronologically, of things that we've never released in any form before.
It consists of recordings made between 1987-2003, using unreleased material to tell an alternative story of the earlier years of the band.
As well as a set of thematically related artworks, each sleeve is fully annotated on the reverse with sleeve notes detailing the origins of each piece"

"This set of six discs – previously collected in a box, but now only available individually - is a collection, arranged more-or-less chronologically, of things that we've never released in any form before.
It consists of recordings made between 1987-2003, using unreleased material to tell an alternative story of the earlier years of the band.
As well as a set of thematically related artworks, each sleeve is fully annotated on the reverse with sleeve notes detailing the origins of each piece"

"This set of six discs – previously collected in a box, but now only available individually - is a collection, arranged more-or-less chronologically, of things that we've never released in any form before.
It consists of recordings made between 1987-2003, using unreleased material to tell an alternative story of the earlier years of the band.
As well as a set of thematically related artworks, each sleeve is fully annotated on the reverse with sleeve notes detailing the origins of each piece"

"This set of six discs – previously collected in a box, but now only available individually - is a collection, arranged more-or-less chronologically, of things that we've never released in any form before.
It consists of recordings made between 1987-2003, using unreleased material to tell an alternative story of the earlier years of the band.
As well as a set of thematically related artworks, each sleeve is fully annotated on the reverse with sleeve notes detailing the origins of each piece"

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...

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....

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

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 2011 Radio Massacre International made their first appearance at St Clements church in Chorlton, Manchester. The gig has been documented on a [long out of print] DVD called M21 which featured highlights of the music played that night.
Many people have named this show as possibly their favourite RMI concert performance, and for a while we have thought about releasing it in full together [the DVD of the concert was abbreviated] with some remarkable and unheard recordings made during the preparation..

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...

“In 2011 Radio Massacre International made their first appearance at St Clements church in Chorlton, Manchester. The gig has been documented on a [long out of print] DVD called M21 which featured highlights of the music played that night.
[editor's note: The gig itself is released on the CD M21. This is the rehearsals for that gig.]
We had tracked down a Rhodes stage piano and were trying this out for the first time. It surpassed all expectations. The stereo cabinet with built in tremolo which...

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...

"Eccentricity in music is tricky in that it's difficult to embrace it in moderation. There's risk of having it come off as either overly (and gratingly) deliberate, or teetering over the precipice into full-blown novelty. Pere Ubu co-founder Allen Ravenstine's Waiting For The Bomb is one of these rare exceptions where peculiarity, nuance and genuine warmth align in such a way that it's perched right on that edge and all the more evocative because of it. One of the album's most striking and disorienting...

“Conceptually derived from the work of Japanese minimalist composer Satoshi Ashikawa, I have composed an album which hopes to engage, enrich and reflect the listener's surroundings, an Environmental Music"-Gareth Quinn Redmond.

“Working with Still Way as a base for inspiration, Gareth Quinn Redmond takes Ashikawa's meditative sound designs to more dramatic and lyrical landscapes, gracefully instilling his personal touch into the master's melodic patterns and presenting six pieces which blend and..

“Conceptually derived from the work of Japanese minimalist composer Satoshi Ashikawa, I have composed an album which hopes to engage, enrich and reflect the listener's surroundings, an Environmental Music"-Gareth Quinn Redmond.

“Working with Still Way as a base for inspiration, Gareth Quinn Redmond takes Ashikawa's meditative sound designs to more dramatic and lyrical landscapes, gracefully instilling his personal touch into the master's melodic patterns and presenting six pieces which blend and..

“A reissue of Martin Rev's Cheyenne, originally released in 1991. The sphere of Martin Rev's influence and the relevance of his music may well be related to the fact that he was one of the first artists who succeeded in grasping the abstraction of electronic music, infusing it with a sense of immediacy built on raw energy.
Whilst the likes of La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Kraftwerk were busy digging in the electronic music garden, Martin Rev found inspiration in the...

“A reissue of Martin Rev's Clouds of Glory, originally released in 1985. Martin Rev is best known as one half of the seminal duo Suicide (with Alan Vega). Listening to his solo albums, it becomes clear that Rev was responsible for the group's music.
Clouds of Glory, his second solo effort, was released on the French label New Rose in 1985. Suicide mirrored the reductive and radical traits of the contemporaneous punk scene that was in the process of emerging, but their electronic, minimalist form of...

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 relationships to the rhythm, melodics, and the very tonal constructs of the musical foundation itself. By using just intonation, Rich has eschewed the traditional western scales in favor of the more mathematically pure. Then, by applying some of the...

"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...

Rimarimba was the project of Robert Cox from the UK who released several cassette and/or lp releases in the 80s. Until now, none of his work has been reissued; I have one of his original albums which I’ve treasured since I found it 35 years ago! His work as Rimarimba is a cross between systems music/minimalism and spacey/trancey sounds.
This is really superior stuff and if you sound intrigued, by the short description I gave it, you are going to love this!

“Somewhere out there around the...

Rimarimba was the project of Robert Cox from the UK who released several cassette and/or lp releases in the 80s. Until now, none of his work has been reissued; I have one of his original albums which I’ve treasured since I found it 35 years ago! His work as Rimarimba is a cross between systems music/minimalism and spacey/trancey sounds.
This is really superior stuff and if you sound intrigued, by the short description I gave it, you are going to love this!

“On Rimarimba's 1985 album In...

Rimarimba was the project of Robert Cox from the UK who released several cassette and/or lp releases in the 80s. Until now, none of his work has been reissued; I have one of his original albums which I’ve treasured since I found it 35 years ago! His work as Rimarimba is a cross between systems music/minimalism and spacey/trancey sounds.
This is really superior stuff and if you sound intrigued, by the short description I gave it, you are going to love this!

For Rimarimba's 1984 album On Dry...

“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...

“A Soul Ascends is a majestic, deeply moving sonic suspension drawn from the essence of Roach's visionary ambient/electronic music. A vast and intimate holding-the-space of heart-centered serenity and compassion, the album couples the body to the eternal flow of a vaporizing weightlessness - back to a divine nothingness, the Tabula Rasa where everything began. The expansive, lush timbral embrace has an undeniable connection to the DNA of Steve's classic-era Structures from Silence and Quiet Music...

“As a sonic continuation and response to last year's optimistic Tomorrow, AS IT IS is a revelatory experience of mystical, captivating electronic music. It travels the soul's pathway of renewal following the dramatic year we've just emerged from. Filled with texture and subtle nuance, this is a spacious album of organic analog electronic music with a breath and heartbeat - a simmering, churning, moving appointment with reality. Within secluded deeply personal spaces, suspended soundworlds place the...

"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...

“Mercurius is a resplendent sonic expression on the psychology and spirituality of impermanence and finding comfort in the liminal spaces of the in-between. Moving beyond the security of naming the infinite nuances intrinsic to being human is just one of the threads of intention woven into this music. Composed in four movements, Mercurius is a soulful resonation upon the ineffable.
Steve Roach is a leading American pioneer in the evolution of ambient/electronic music, helping shape it into what it...

"On his first studio album since his recent Grammy nomination, Roach calls upon an expansive 35-year legacy at the forefront of electronic music creation. Molecules of Motion is a masterful album with roots in the Berlin School and a foot in the transcendent unknown of the future flowing into now. The album is a sonic marvel: shimmering, pulsing, moving, emotional and engaging. A tapestry of sequencer-spun patterns floats upon an atmosphere of lush emotive textures alive with a vibrant, life-affirming...

“The meditative, ambient minimalism of Steve Roach’s classic 1983-86 Quiet Music series is rereleased in its entirety with a meticulously remastered 35th anniversary 3CD edition. The luscious quality and subtle tonal beauty reveal the essence-of-tone of the multitrack master. Originally published on cassette and later in a truncated 2CD edition, Projekt now presents this landmark album as Roach envisioned it.
Created in respect for silence, Quiet Music originates from the same era as Roach’s classic..

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...

“Magnificent, majestic and voluminous truly describes the expansive sonic experience spanning this 140-minute 2-CD set. THE SKY OPENS represents a sublime moment in the evolution of Steve's 40-year history within the ambient/electronic genre. His sound manifests through an artistic process of real-time engaged interaction where his vision is channeled through a blend of technology, composition and improvisation, all captured in the moment of creation. This transpires for Steve in the studio as well as...

“Tomorrow's five deeply stirring transcendent electronic pieces draw from Steve's current high tide of creativity and introspection. Developed over the last six months within the stylistic mode he describes as "elegant futurism," cyclical melodic weavings flow and ebb in a graceful momentum infused with deep emotion. Tomorrow finds a rare balance between a feeling of floating and one of kinetic movement; this unexpected symmetry breathes life and energy into each piece. Primarily composed and performed...

“Trance Archeology maps a dynamic topography of eight multidimensional interwoven pieces born from the pulse, breath and heartbeat of sonic archeology tapping into a uniquely symbiotic relationship between rhythm and atmosphere. The elemental core alive in Trance Archeology transmits an experience born anew yet unearthed for the first time; simultaneously it connects the epochs of trance, ceremonial and sacred music expressed through the tools born of today's technology.
"I'm continuously fascinated..

“What Remains is a dynamic confluence of sonic worlds -- four interconnected passages that venture from analog-sequencer driven elegant futurism, to yearning and mysterious tribal ambient, to conclude with the heart-wrenching, pure-atmospherics of the title track. There's an odyssey-like quality at work here, a revealing culmination of the different electronic musics Roach has developed and explored over the last forty years.
What Remains is a powerful meditation upon Steve's journey of one. "As I...

“In a masterful expression of subtle, potent ambient-electronic minimalism, Steve Roach's newest release activates an internal opening of the mythic imagination. The slowly unfolding interweave of zones, drones and atmospheres displays compelling, deeply evocative textural pieces with an interconnected sense of mystery, awe and wonder.
The gently engulfing interplay between the album's seven pieces provides contrasts of shadow and light, shimmering beauty and alluring soundscapes stretched into...

“2002's Trance Spirits returns to a hypnotic world of primal, passionate percussion innerwoven with a tapestry of sonic atmospheres and electronic hybrid grooves. These seven tracks pierce time with the heartbeat pulse of the electronic soul welded to organic drums of skin and wood, a rush of ecstatic spirit-catching rhythms elevating a meditative trance state.
Orchestrating a thunderous album of sound, Steve Roach's expansive array of synthetic soundworlds, hybrid groove percussion, and textural...

“Twenty-six years after their noted collaboration Kiva (1995), American electronic music originators Steve Roach and Michael Stearns' orbits return to a point on the horizon between and beyond worlds. Their mastery of tactile sonic environments meld into boundary-defying music creating a language of transcending and transformative experiences. These seven captivating tracks are born from a devotion to the power of sound. Within realms of elemental, primordial, celestial and deep emotion, the enveloping...