Chuck Van Zyl – The XYL File


Release data: Chuck Van Zyl – The XYL File CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Industry8, 2016 Let’s focus on some old School-based electronic music from the US created in the mid ’80s that now sees a re-release. Marking the 25th anniversary of its first release in 1991 on an audio cassette by Peter Gulch’s Synkronos Music label, this limited edition cd release contains some of the first compositions…

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Harvey Summers – Moon


Release data: Harvey Summers – Moon CD/Digital Download, MIG, 2022 Here’s a captivating release by an artist who used the lengthy Covid lockdown period to set up another studio in his home. It would become the birthplace for a cinematic, orchestral, and narrative opus inspired by a lifelong interest in space and the series of moon landings. To achieve the outcome, record producer, recording artist,…

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Kurtz Mindfields – Flying from Berlin to Paris


  Release data: Kurtz Mindfields  – Flying from Berlin to Paris LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, FeverDog Music, 2022 The EM community was offered another view and approach to classic Berlin School-style electronics since Frenchman Jean-Luc Briançon started releasing his music as Kurtz Mindfields. He proved to be a most skilled synthesist who also connected as well as collaborated with a lot of kindred spirits within or outside…

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Wolfgang Bock – Cycles


Release data: Wolfgang Bock – Cycles LP/CD, Telefunken/MIG, 1980/2022 It must be at least 15 years ago when I started my own -quite lengthy search- for the master tapes of “Cycles”, leading to the disappointing outcome they could not be tracked down in the music vaults of Universal Music in two different countries. Fast forward to the end of March 2022 when the release made…

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David Helping – IN


Release data: David Helpling  – IN CD/LP/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Spotted Peccary Music, 2022 “IN” is an epic release by David Helpling composed over a ten-year period. Its music is celebrating (and is inspired by) the vastness of and the wonder found in small spaces, simple and intricate as well as expansive and intimate. Two vocalists along a cello player and an Esraj player joined David on…

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Deepspace – Superradiance


  Release data: Deepspace  – Superradiance DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2022 The music of Mirko Ruckels, aka Deepspace, has always been a fine vehicle to detach from worldly affairs. Now there’s “Superradiance”, out as a download on the established Projekt Records label, where the composer takes the next step by taking his listeners into the deep end and far off worlds. Enter the galactic expanse…

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