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RIP Robert Miles
EM News Poster: VCO1 - Date: Wed May 10, 2017 11:14 am
Just read that DJ and electronic musician Robert Miles passed away at 47. His hit Children has been an inspiration for many.
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Chuck Van Zyl: rerelease of Celestial Mechanics
EM News Poster: Starwalker - Date: Wed May 10, 2017 2:03 am
http://www.projekt.com/store/product/in800009/
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Sverre Knut Johansen - Secret Space Program
EM News Poster: Jon - Date: Tue May 09, 2017 11:29 pm
http://spottedpeccary.com/shop/secret-space-program/
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Robin Banks & Steve Smith - Stealing time - GR-235
New releases Poster: Ron - Date: Sun May 07, 2017 11:48 am
In a strange way this collaboration came about through illness.

Robin Banks is a classically trained pianist who composed music for TV, Radio and Production Music libraries, and was a keyboard player with a number of bands, one of which included multi-instrumentalist Steve Smith.

Over time he became disillusioned with the music 'business', and when he developed an ear condition known as Ménière's Disease (causing partial hearing loss, vertigo and tinnitus) he decided his music career was over.

Steve Smith is well known in EM circles as one half of successful duo 'Volt' and one third of the trio 'Tylas Cyndrome'

Before starting on this project Steve was suffering from a deep depression, but felt that working on a new project might help, and managed to coax former bandmate, and now friend, Robin Banks into the studio to experiment with co-writing a few tracks. Despite their various ailments they found themselves creating something energetic, melodic, positive and upbeat, which eventually developed into a roller-coaster ride through many styles from Rock to Pop to Classical to EM. One characteristic of their music was the frequent use of strange and rapidly changing time signatures, and so they decided to work all this into an album very loosely based around concepts of Time, Time Travel and related matters - 'Stealing Time'

STEVE SMITH:

This collaboration has taught me a lot about making music with multiple time-signatures and how to deal with them in the recording process. It has certainly been the most challenging but also most rewarding musical project I have ever been involved in and has helped me through a state of deep depression.

ROBIN BANKS:

Working with Steve on this project has helped me to re-discover my love of music and I am now busy writing again after a break of several years. I expect to complete another album project within the next few months. Collaborating with Steve has been fantastically enjoyable from start to finish an... (Read More)
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Rudy Adrian - Sequencer Rarities - GR-237
New releases Poster: Ron - Date: Sun May 07, 2017 11:45 am
Sequencer Rarities is a compilation of pieces which were created around the same time I released six albums with Groove Records (2000 - 2007). The tracks here were never included on any of my Groove albums, and in fact the majority have never been previously released.

1. Sisters
Written in 1998, this is an out-take from my album Twilight and was created as a companion track to Summa Cum Laude. This track is dedicated to my good friend Barbara Stone and her sister Alison.

2. Solar Flares
Written in 2003, the year after my album Concerts in the USA, this is a semi-live studio recording and uses many of the techniques I employed for my USA concerts. It was originally written for my good friend Mike Valent.

3. Kinetic Flow
Written in 2000, this piece uses the same techniques as used in Kinetic Flow and was released on a CD-R which accompanied Mick Garlick's Sequences magazine.

4. Blue Waves
A live studio improvisation from around 2005.

5. Wind In The Trees
A semi-live recording from 2007, this was another track originally created for my good friend Mike Valent.

6. Summers at Ruby Bay
One of the first sequencer tracks I ever created. It was written at my father's house in Ruby Bay, New Zealand, during a very productive two-week summer holiday at the end of 1995. During that same time, I created many of the tracks that would end up on my first pressed-CD albums Twilight and The Healing Lake.

All the music on this album was recorded direct to stereo digital tape from a Yamaha SY77 synthesizer (plus on some tracks a Kurzweil K2000R sampler), driven via MIDI by a 1-megabyte Apple MacIntosh running Mark Of the Unicorn Performer 2.31+ software. External processing included a Lexicon MPX100 reverb and two Zoom 508 digital delays. Final mastering was done on ProTools at The Video Factory.

I am forever grateful to (in chronological order): Barbara Stone, Gerard Hueting, Dave Law, Bert Strolenberg, Fritz Couwenberg, Kees Aerts, Ron Boots, Eric Snelder... (Read More)
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Arcane - Moon - cd - GR-236
New releases Poster: Ron - Date: Sun May 07, 2017 11:39 am
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http://www.groove.nl/cd/g/gr-236.html

This release was on E-Day 2017!!
Berlin school in its purest form, sequences, sound scapes and more!!
Instruments used in this recording:

Mixed Eurorack Modular System.
Dotcom System 110
Arp Odyssey
Vermona 14
DSI-OB6
Korg Monologue
Juno 106
Moog Voyager XL
Yamaha CS30
Arp 2600
VCS3-mk2
Buchla Music Easel
Serge Modular System
Virtual Instruments & Choir

All tracks composed, performed, and mixed by Paul Lawler @ Arcane studio 2017.
Artwork by Matylda Konecka
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Waveman 2hrs EM / Ambient & new releases Cosmic Nights
EM News Poster: waveman2.3 - Date: Sat May 06, 2017 10:25 am
"Syngate & Manikin together again" 2017 releases only!

In Belgium may20 2017 Both releasing new albums on their stands on upcomming Cosmic Nights Festival' http://www.underground-aexpaerten.de/Radio1.html or www.radiosunrise.de / guest.

Waveman plays all new 2017 releases and to be released albums. Saturday 13th of may 20.00 -22.00 / 7pm - 9pm(UK) Music from albums showed below ! and others not on this foto.

Order your ticket(s) ZLDR luchtfabriek, Marktplein 5, 3550 Heusden-Zolder https://www.facebook.com/CosmicNightsBelgium/

Stalls from Wool-E Tapes, Manikin and Syngate

Playlist:
1. Dask, people who visit Cosmic Nights and buy this cd become a special downloadcode for another Dask album.
2. (*)Syndromeda, this album wil be presented at Cosmic Nights first / (*)Perceptual Defence(performing with Syndromeda) releases also: Sounds from Space Vol1: The Deep Space Program, and Sounds from Space Vol2: Wishstone and other self released albums.
3. Broekhuis, Keller & (*)Schönwalder(live), Also Filter-Kaffee 103 MRCD release on 20 may
4. Pyramid Peak, also on Manikin label
5. Nothing but Noise 2nd album(remember B-Wave 2016) also presented at Cosmic Nights on 20 may release on Wool-E Tapes
6. Baltes & Erbe
7. Modulator Esp(live E-Scape 2017 Festival)
8. Next tracks Under Construction!
(*) performance at Cosmic Nights
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syndae - episode 386
EM News Poster: treibklang - Date: Fri May 05, 2017 8:00 pm
So this is the week of breaking headphones. First, my listening headphone started to crackle, it's an open Beyerdynamics DT990 which I have for about 15 years. And I thought, well, cannot blame them for slowly giving up. I always have a second one. Well, I had. As right this week my closed-back AKG, which I use for mixing and recording, simply broke on one side. Blimey! So now I am using a portable on-ear headphone for listening and recording. Wonder, what that will do to the show. But, hey, you are here for the music, and I totally have cool stuff for you on the playlist. Brand new releases as well as some that definitely are worth checking out. Fantastic tracks, too, one this new edition, which are by Pyramaxx (Move), Blinky Blinky Computerband (Fractured Sign), Wellenfeld (Ten), Baltes & Erbe (Electric Garden), aAirial (Music for Sunny Days), and Saafi Brothers (The Quality of Being One: Remixes).

Played for fun at:
http://www.syndae.de/episodes/756-episode-386

Yours, Stefan
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Wellenfeld - Ten (NEW ALBUM 2017)
New releases Poster: moonbooter - Date: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:33 pm
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Wellenfeld - Ten
cdr-wf1701 | CDR, MP3, FLAC, FLAC48 | 8 tracks | 66:22

all information
http://www.mellowjet.de/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65_70&products_id=521

Trailer:
https://youtu.be/M99me9L7B1E
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