Budd/Garcia/Lentz – Music for 3 Pianos


Release data: Budd/Garcia/Lentz – Music for 3 Pianos CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, All Saints, 1993 “Music for Three Pianos”, inspired by Morton Feldman’s multi-piano pieces, brings together the gifted minimalist piano players Harold Budd, Ruben Garcia and Daniel Lentz. It’s not full album but a 21-minute EP with six compositions featuring simple but most effective music. Its subtle impact reminds of Budd’s “White Arcades” or his collaborative…

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Ruben Garcia – Through the Looking Glass


Release data: Ruben Garcia – Through the Looking Glass CD-R, Trance Port Special Editions, 2009 After a wait of nine years, there’s finally a new album by pianist and synthesist Ruben Garcia, known for his minimalist style and sounds, whose music more than once resembles the quality heard on the ambient works of Harold Budd and Brian Eno. As mentioned in the press sheet, the…

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Ruben Garcia – Colors in Motion


Release data: Ruben Garcia – Colors in Motion CD, Close Tolerance Music, 1992 “Colors in Motion” is the debut album of New Mexico-based minimalist composer, self-taught pianist, engineer, and producer Ruben Garcia, whose also a close friend of A Produce. This album is the most electronic compared with his later albums, which more and more featured extensively modified piano sounds. The use of a light…

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Ruben Garcia – Maybe Forgotten Forever


Release data: Ruben Garcia – Maybe Forgotten Forever CD-R, Trance Port Special Editions, 2003 The last decade or so I’ve collected all five solo cds of American ambient musician Ruben Garcia, of which the reviews have been published the demised Dutch electronic music fanzine KLEM. “Maybe Forgotten Forever” is the second release on Trance Port Special Editions, containing two cds offering a beautiful career retrospective…

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A Produce & Ruben Garcia – Early Sessions


Release data: A Produce & Ruben Garcia – Early Sessions CD-R, Trance Port Special Editions, 2003 After many years of absence a brand new cd-r has been released on Barry Craig’s own label, Trance Port Special Editions. It features music he himself -using the A Produce pseudonym- recorded with electronics & piano-magician Ruben Garcia in the early ’90’s, and after experiencing the whole album I’m…

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