Thomas Ronkin – Precursors


Release data: Thomas Ronkin – Precursors CD-R, The Periphery, 2012 Some may know the previous two releases of US-synthesist Thomas Ronkin, “Within; Distance” and “Symmetric”. Both stand out for its classic, sequencer-driven, and Berliner School-influenced Em next to some fine, sophisticated and deep ambient tracks. Although I already had some unreleased studio recordings from Mr Ronkin from the ’80’s, the release of “Precursors” (containing archival…

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Thomas Ronkin – Symmetric


Release data: Thomas Ronkin – Symmetric CD, Groove Unlimited, 2009 Four years after his very nice debut album “Within: Distance”, Thomas Ronkin presents us the double cd “Symmetric”, featuring strong musical contrasts and nice stereo effects. It also reflects the composer’s fascination with illusions of parallel, alternate realities and visual effects, which is also expresse in the artwork of the cd. “Reichenbach” kicks off nicely…

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Thomas Ronkin – Within; Distance


Release data: Thomas Ronkin – Within; Distance CD, Tristissima Records, 1997 Thomas Ronkin hails from Manhattan Beach, California, who’s music was recommended to me by “Mr A Produce” Barry Craig. Thomas, who seems to have worked with Steve Roach at the begin of the ‘80s, has a background as a classic pianist and video artist, but since quite some time he’s also a skilled business…

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