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Xalph are a semi-legendary Zeuhl band who never released anything during their lifetime (1974-1980 or so) but who recorded demos which were met with some positive acclaim, even though they did not ever lead to an actual signing and which is what this lp is, finally given life beyond the cassette demo world.
In the mid 80s, they had one track from their demos (included here) released on the Magma-themed Enneade compilation by Musea.
For the truly zeuhl amongst us, this is a surprising and very...

“A reissue of Bernard Xolotl's fifth album Last Wave, originally released only on cassette in 1982. This is French electronic music from California. He named himself after the Aztec god of lightning and death; his music is influenced by the Berlin school of electronic music. As a teen, Xolotl (b. 1951) was introduced to electronic music through the works of Musique Concrete composers like Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer, although he found the early recordings of Pink Floyd to be more inspirational...

I don't know too much about this band other than the fact that I've met the keyboardist a couple of times and that they are a really good, instrumental, modern, tuneful avant-progressive styled band. This is a short-ish album (just a bit under...

"First ever vinyl release; originally released on cassette in 1983. Gorgeous and essential archive material from this master of mood. The latest unearthing on Chee Shimizu's 17853 Records -- previously only available on a very limited Japanese cassette back early '80s. The late Hiroshi Yoshimura, a pioneer of Japanese ambient music, was involved in a wide range of fields, such as sound design for public installations, graphic design, visual poetry, free improvised performance (using his own body), and...

"Udo Hanten and Albin Meskes, the Krefeld duo collectively known as You, played their way into the elite of the German electronic music scene with their first two albums Electric Day (1979) and Time Code (1983). Reissued by Bureau B in 2011, the pair...

“A reissue of Young Scientist's debut album Results, Not Answers, originally released in 1979. When you think of the music to have emerged from Seattle, grunge and Sub Pop are probably the first things that come to mind. But Seattle was already home to a vibrant alternative music scene back in the 1970s. One of the most prominent synthesizer acts of the period was the trio Young Scientist. Influenced by the likes of Cluster, Harmonia, and Tangerine Dream, they released their music exclusively on...

Extremely good collection of previously unreleased electronic music from a very unlikely musician to be working in this vein. If you heard this with no further information, you would assume it's from the late 70s or early 80s and was released on Sky Records back then and was possibly even the work of one of the Cluster guys!....

"Dennis Young is best known as the percussionist of the New York band Liquid Liquid, which is known for their piece "Cavern" from 1983, which in turn became very well...

Very rare, electronic music, originally available only on cassette, from a very unlikely musician to be working in this vein. If you heard this with no further information, you would assume it's from the late 70s or early 80s and was released on Sky Records back then and was possibly even the work of one of the Cluster guys!....

"Dennis Young is best known as the percussionist of the New York band Liquid Liquid, which is known for their piece "Cavern" from 1983, which in turn became very well....