Stephen Bacchus – The Keep


Release data: Stephen Bacchus – The Keep CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Deep Tracks/Oasis Productions, 2010 The 79-minute “The Keep” is a three decade retrospective featuring tracks by Canadian artist Stephen Bacchus, aka Grant Mackay. According the liner notes it compiles the best unreleased material of Bacchus’ career from 1979-2009, complimented by one new track (“Gratitude”) which is actually from a music soundtrack to a live theatre production…

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Stephen Bacchus – Pangaea


Release data: Stephen Bacchus – Pangaea CD, Oasis Productions, 1990/1991 “Pangaea” is the debut cd of Stephen Bacchus on the Canadian Oasis-label. Stephen, who plays synthesizers, is joined by quite a list of fellow-musicians (one of them is Ron Korb on flute) who play a variety of exotic instruments. The music on this album is no pure electronic music, but more a work featuring lots…

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Stephen Bacchus – Ambient Origins


Release data: Stephen Bacchus – Ambient Origins CD, Oasis/Mirage, 1998 This cd, subtitled “Collected early works 1983-1987”, was released in The Time Capsule Series of the ambitious Canadian Oasis sub-label Mirage. It’s an retrospective work out of the kitchen of Stephen Bacchus, who has released three other cds on Oasis, but this one has undergone the 20-bit Technology treatment. From the booklet one can learn…

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Stephen Bacchus – Etherium


Release data: Stephen Bacchus – Etherium CD-R, Akasa, 2006 Stephen Bacchus is the alter ego of Grant Mackay, president of the Canadian Oasis label. “Etherium”, released on the Oasis sublabel Akasa, consists of six music meditations for reaching inner space. So await slowly floating layers of soundtextures, tape loops and some high sounding accents, all breathing a sedate and harmonic impact. “Winter’s Way” features a…

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