David Lange is a California-based independent filmmaker whose album “Return to the Comet”, created in the early days of digital recording, is generally regarded classic electronic space music for star gazing, comet tracking and other celestial experiences.
Lange creates his music visually first, starting with the songs titles and working backwards. He says that each piece represents an integral part of the whole experience as well as an event.
Originally released on tape in 1985 for the return of the Halley’s Comet, the 50-minutes of music consist of quiet, warm synth washes, nice piano interludes and lush, joyful and uplifting solo sounds, occasionally running into symphonic realms as on the title track.
After being out of print for years, David re-released “Return to the Comet” in 2007 together with its companion album “Mars Rising” as a 2-disc set, as -according to his opinion- these two projects always were meant to be heard together.
The digital masters were misplaced for 17 years until they were discovered in a storage locker. The recordings (“stream of conciousness improvisations” as David likes to call them) were restored and released as the limited edition double album 20th anniversary set, featuring both albums in their original song order.
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