Pollard / Daniel / Booth – Eight


Release data: Pollard / Daniel / Booth – Eight CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Electronic Composers Outlet, 2018 UK-synthesists Brendan Pollard, Michael Daniel and Phil Booth are known for playing classic electronic music inspired by or reminiscent of mid 70’s TD using analogue gear only. In 2017 Brendan Pollard was very fortunate to be offered back to him three of his old modular system cabinets which he had to…

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Pollard/Daniel/Booth – Volume 7


Release data: Pollard/Daniel/Booth – Volume 7 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/CD-R, English Electronic Music Company, 2016 This disc features two lengthy pieces: a studio take from March 2009 and the last concert Pollard/Daniel/Booth played at UK’s Awakenings festival in September 2010. The 24-minute “Red Gryphon Dream State” starts out with psychedelic soundscaping followed by some lovely vintage sequencing surfacing around 8 minutes which makes the track enter TD’s…

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Michael Daniel – Henglers Circus


Release data: Michael Daniel – Henglers Circus CD, English Electronic Music Company, 2014 What I got here is a firm piece of energetic progressive rock solely made and played by Michael Daniel, one of the members of the EM-retro project Pollard-Daniel-Booth. The 58-minute “Henglers Circus” -presented as a mini gatefold album- is a vibrant melting pot of music featuring many breaks, presenting a steady line…

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Pollard/Daniel/Booth – Six


Release data: Pollard/Daniel/Booth – Six CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, English Electronic Music Company, 2013 The Berliner School music on “Six” is compiled from various studio sessions in 2009 and 2010, which saw the trio Pollard/Daniel/Booth having lots of fun with the large assortment of analogue gear which Mr Pollard had to let go some time later on. Three lengthy tracks (all clocking over 20 minutes) show the…

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Pollard/Daniel/Booth – 5


Release data: Pollard/Daniel/Booth – 5 CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, English Electronic Music Company, 2013 What I got here is another analogue extravaganza containing the three-part “Sphere of Influence” along the 9-minute encore from the trio’s live-gig at “E-Live 2009” (which didn’t fit on PDB – “3”). The triptych is a 60-minute journey through the vintage years of the early and mid ‘70’s, offering excellent sequencing, emotive mellotron…

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Brendan Pollard, Javi Canovas, Adrian Dolente & Michael Daniel – Two Roads


Release data: Brendan Pollard, Javi Canovas, Adrian Dolente & Michael Daniel – Two Roads CD, Acoustic Wave Records, 2013 “Two Roads”, a limited edition factory-pressed cd of just 500 copies, is one those unexpected (but boy, so welcome!) releases I knew was going to blow me away before I had even heard a bit of it. The disc comprises four vintage tracks made in collaboration…

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