Brendan Pollard – Phrases and Protocols


Release data: Brendan Pollard – Phrases and Protocols CD/Digital Download, Acoustic Wave Records, 2021 The 63-minute “Phrases and Protocols” –still recorded through a primordial recording process- is (another) celebration of old-school electronics hailing back to Tangerine Dream’s music in the early and mid-’70s. The warm sounds and sequencers of various modular synths are all over the place as are the Mellotron M400 and various tape…

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Brendan Pollard – Cycles and Pulses


Release data: Brendan Pollard – Cycles and Pulses CD/Digital Download, Acoustic Wave Records, 2022 Since the Covid lockdown kicked in in Spring 2020, UK synthesist Brendan Pollard intensified his musical activities in his home garage, changing and re-arranging his set-up while treating the world on YouTube with improvised sessions. The 5-track outcome on this album was realized between January and March 2022 and sees Brendan…

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Brendan Pollard – Prologue


Release data: Brendan Pollard – Prologue CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Acoustic Wave Records, 2020 The 65-minute “Prologue” -featuring music created in 2019 and 2020- sees the light of day some 13 years after Brendan’s last solo album. And another time around Mr Pollard does what he’s best at: through three lengthy tracks we journey through the old school of cosmic electronics, most notably the psychedelic-ish realm of…

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Pollard / Daniel / Booth – Eight


Release data: Pollard / Daniel / Booth – Eight CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Electronic Composers Outlet, 2018 UK-synthesists Brendan Pollard, Michael Daniel and Phil Booth are known for playing classic electronic music inspired by or reminiscent of mid 70’s TD using analogue gear only. In 2017 Brendan Pollard was very fortunate to be offered back to him three of his old modular system cabinets which he had to…

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Pollard/Daniel/Booth – Volume 7


Release data: Pollard/Daniel/Booth – Volume 7 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD/CD-R, English Electronic Music Company, 2016 This disc features two lengthy pieces: a studio take from March 2009 and the last concert Pollard/Daniel/Booth played at UK’s Awakenings festival in September 2010. The 24-minute “Red Gryphon Dream State” starts out with psychedelic soundscaping followed by some lovely vintage sequencing surfacing around 8 minutes which makes the track enter TD’s…

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Brendan Pollard & More – Collection Volume Three


Release data: Brendan Pollard & More – Collection Volume Three CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Acoustic Wave Records, 2013 The range of music found on this album is quite similar to those on “Collection Volume Two”. Again, the lengthier pieces on it are the best, with cracking pieces such as the opener “Space Junk” and the vibrant and tasty “Analogue Satourn” that graced the E-Live 2009 sampler for…

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