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  3. Isabel of Grey Abbey is a true concept album as it works to a clearly defined story. The story is in the form of a classic Gothic style morality tale. Don’t expect Goth or Metal as the musical style – even though I was influenced by King Diamond’s albums. All the music and artwork (see site and video) was done by myself. I wanted to work with a visual artist but I had no luck the few times I reached out. That meant I had to either shelve this in hope someone came along or get it done. I chose the latter. Background: Grey Abbey is a real place in Ireland. This story is not related in any other way than there was an abbey built there in the (then new) Gothic style which is now a ruin. The Story: The town is a small but basically happy place. The new Abbey has brought prosperity. Isabel is a young woman of 16 years. She is pretty and well known. Isabel has a natural affinity with animals and is commonly seen with a white rabbit that although wild, prefers her company to being with other rabbits. Grey Abbey is a new church built in the new Gothic style. A monastery is attached. Being a new Abbey, the monks & church leaders are very eager to be seen to be devout and protecting their community. Master Rupert Hopkins is the lazy but well-dressed son of successful businessman, Richard Hopkins. They are distant relatives of the self-styled Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins. Rupert sets his eye on Isabel but she is not interested in him. She sees him as a waste of time. Rupert tries to force Isabel’s affection and her refusal makes him angry. Rupert, in an attempt to save face, uses his association with the Witchfinder name to accuse Isabel of being a witch. His father sides with him once he realizes the new Abbey will give him business. The charges are laid and Isabel is taken to the Abbey where she is held for trial. The trial is completely biased by Richard and the over-eager monks. Isabel is half-mad from isolation and the unfairness of it all. The verdict is given and the villagers who had formerly loved Isabel jeer as she is burned at the stake. The next year there is a plague spread by rabbits that decimates the Abbey and much of the village including Rupert. Richard lives to regret his son’s death as a result of his actions. The ghosts of Isabel and her rabbit are commonly seen around the Abbey to this day.
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  5. This composition is memories of a long summer vacation on the banks of the small Moscow river Setun. Here you will hear field recordings made that days - the sounds of the river, the voices of children playing... "Setun" is an experiment for me in the context of recording technology. For the first time, I used the mobile DAW FL Studio Mobile to create the musical foundation. The main part of “Setun” was invented and recorded on the road using a windows-tablet and FL Studio Mobile.
  6. This composition is memories of a long summer vacation on the banks of the small Moscow river Setun. Here you will hear field recordings made that days - the sounds of the river, the voices of children playing... "Setun" is an experiment for me in the context of recording technology. For the first time, I used the mobile DAW FL Studio Mobile to create the musical foundation. The main part of “Setun” was invented and recorded on the road using a windows-tablet and FL Studio Mobile. View full album
  7. This re-release of the 2011 track “Legend”. This is a musical journey into the dark depths of history, times of legends and fairy tales.
  8. This re-release of the 2011 track “Legend”. This is a musical journey into the dark depths of history, times of legends and fairy tales. View full album
  9. Thaneco about this album: «The Face Of Antarctica” is my first attempt to write more ambient and less sequencer driven music. There are still tracks with sequencer lines and even some downtempo drum machine experimentations but overall it’s a more atmospheric album. It’s like a soundtrack to a sci-fi film and was inspired by the idea of the discovery of a lost-mysterious civilization in Antarctica. I hope you will enjoyed it!»
  10. Thaneco about this album: «The Face Of Antarctica” is my first attempt to write more ambient and less sequencer driven music. There are still tracks with sequencer lines and even some downtempo drum machine experimentations but overall it’s a more atmospheric album. It’s like a soundtrack to a sci-fi film and was inspired by the idea of the discovery of a lost-mysterious civilization in Antarctica. I hope you will enjoyed it!» View full album
  11. With everyone wanting a Synclavier for $200,000. Yamaha created an affordable music system that retailed for only $500. Introduced in 1984, the Yamaha CX5M Music Computer was an actual home computer combined with a built-in 4-OP FM synthesizer module, sound editors and sequencer. As Yamaha's own promotion put it: "The CX5M is a computer. But certainly not an ordinary computer. It has been designed specifically to be used by musicians, composers and arrangers. both amateur and professional, to produce music in ways that were never before possible." Unfortunately, a QWERTY keyboard and TV monitor had no place in the studios in 1984, but it got my attention with all it had to offer for how little I had to spend. This album is a document of my first works with the Yamaha CX5M Music Computer. The unreleased tracks were composed exclusively on the CX5M between 1984 and 1985. Originally recorded on 4-track cassettes, these primitive recordings reflect the sound of an exciting time in music history when people began to compose with computers at home.
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    Behringer 2600

    There is new Part 3 video out with SOUND demos.
  13. The Elektriktus album "Electronic Mind Waves" was, and may still is a bit of an enigma when it comes to 1970s electronic music albums. What may be seen as a ripple in time, was really just a single thread in the long and dynamic career of the artist, Andr View full article
  14. History & Mystery of Elektriktus Interview with Andrea Centazzo
  15. A new collection of works examining how modulation interacts with composition, arrangement, and presentation in a closed system.
  16. In 1969 Alan Robert Pearlman founded Tonus Inc with goal of building a synthesizer. From a small building Kenneth Street, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts a handful of engineers designed the ARP Electronic Music Synthesizer and unveiled it the world in 1970. Over the next decade their synthesizers were immortalised in the music of many of the greatest artists, film composers and sound designers of the 1970s and played a significant part in defining the sound of the era. Whilst the company closed its doors in 1981, their mark was permanent and the story was far from over. Featuring never-before-seen interviews with the pioneers who did it, along with demonstrations of all of their iconic creations; this is Electromotive: The Story of ARP Instruments. Coming 2020.
  17. I am pleased to announce that a new name has appeared in the label catalog 45 Echoes Sounds and on the ambient music map. This is a musical project from the city of Rostov-on-Don (Russia) S.A.M. This artist performs experimental music based on atmospheric Drone textures, dark ambient and field recordings. Album of the project S.A.M. ‘In High Latitudes’ was released on our label under the numbers [45E083], and you can hear and download this album on our Bandcamp. Let's open our ears and let these sounds in!
  18. I am pleased to announce that a new name has appeared in the label catalog 45 Echoes Sounds and on the ambient music map. This is a musical project from the city of Rostov-on-Don (Russia) S.A.M. This artist performs experimental music based on atmospheric Drone textures, dark ambient and field recordings. Album of the project S.A.M. ‘In High Latitudes’ was released on our label under the numbers [45E083], and you can hear and download this album on our Bandcamp. Let's open our ears and let these sounds in! View full album
  19. where can i get the patches i dont see them anywhere on the page here
  20. ADS-7 mk2 is a fully analog drum synthesizer inspired by the drum machines/synthesizers of the 70s-80s with a built-in 16-track sequencer and MIDI control. It has 65 controls, 4 switches and 24 buttons with which you can have a wide control over the sound parameters, sequencer and MIDI. It also has individual audio outputs and individual trigger inputs for each of the seven sounds. ADS-7 mk2's extensive sound shaping options along with the built-in sequencer allows for creations of interesting electronic sequences and grooves with its own dynamics and raw analog tone. Each unit is carefully hand assembled in Moscow/Russia using discrete through-hole components and OTA chips. ​ Main features: ​ Fully analog, discrete components; 7 individual sound channels: Bass Drum (BD), Clap (CL), Open Hat and Closed Hat (OH/CH) with choking on/off, 3 separate Generators (GEN) with Band-pass and Low-pass filter options for creating all kinds of analog tones and fx ranging from bass, toms "pew", snares, noises, zaps, clicks, sticks and more; 65 knobs/controls for different sound shaping options: from standard noise to metallic tones; Built-in 16-track MIDI sequencer (created by Bruno Dupeyron); Up to 16 banks with 16 patterns (256 patterns and 16 chains); Ability to load/save 16 Banks, Patterns and Chains; MIDI In/MIDI Out, Sync; 3.5 mm individual trigger in for each sound (x7 in total); Four 3.5 mm individual trigger outputs to control external devices; Stereo and individual 6.3 mm output for each sound; Tight steel casing and printing; Dimensions: L324xW246xH90 mm; Weight: approx. 3 kg (without power supply); 15 VAC, 220v euro-type power supply (included).
  21. Kosmicheskoye Tango is a collaboration between Adrian Earnshaw and Benedict Roff-Marsh. If you are a fan of Berlin School (Tangerine Dream, Michael Hoenig, Adelbert Von Deyen, etc.) then you will probably like this album. Adrian Earnshaw: composer, synths, Cubase10, videos Benedict Roff-Marsh: composer, synths, mixing, Reason 11 Benedict says: I have known Adrian for a while on & off over the internet for many years. I saw he was looking to work with others and his style is complementary to mine, so I reached out. We tried a track and a few days later “Memories of Cultures” was there. We both liked the experience and results enough to commit to a whole album. Adrian sent over the initial idea/s and I fleshed them out with more melodies, parts, etc. Once we both felt happy with the track, I mixed what we had which was usually a mixture of sounds from Adrian and myself. The album title comes from the track name which translated back from Russian to Cosmic Tango. It sounds more exotic in Russian. I made the cover once we had all the tracks and rather than doing the expected Berlin School thing of a spacey photo with titles, I decided to represent the meta-story of how the album was made. It was a “foreign correspondent” feel of Adrian & I sharing our stories through the mail – hence the Russian space stamps & grubby fingerprints.
  22. Kosmicheskoye Tango is a collaboration between Adrian Earnshaw and Benedict Roff-Marsh. If you are a fan of Berlin School (Tangerine Dream, Michael Hoenig, Adelbert Von Deyen, etc.) then you will probably like this album. Adrian Earnshaw: composer, synths, Cubase10, videos Benedict Roff-Marsh: composer, synths, mixing, Reason 11 Benedict says: I have known Adrian for a while on & off over the internet for many years. I saw he was looking to work with others and his style is complementary to mine, so I reached out. We tried a track and a few days later “Memories of Cultures” was there. We both liked the experience and results enough to commit to a whole album. Adrian sent over the initial idea/s and I fleshed them out with more melodies, parts, etc. Once we both felt happy with the track, I mixed what we had which was usually a mixture of sounds from Adrian and myself. The album title comes from the track name which translated back from Russian to Cosmic Tango. It sounds more exotic in Russian. I made the cover once we had all the tracks and rather than doing the expected Berlin School thing of a spacey photo with titles, I decided to represent the meta-story of how the album was made. It was a “foreign correspondent” feel of Adrian & I sharing our stories through the mail – hence the Russian space stamps & grubby fingerprints. View full album
  23. Volume 4 continues with a collection of music from American Electronic Music artist, Jack Hertz. Read more about what he has to say about Space and Music in the Questions and Answers.
  24. “Perelog” - a musical project of the Moscow composer and writer Evgeniy V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha, Spacebirds, Microbit Project, etc.). The project arose from the desire to separate the “dark”, “earthly” component from the EugeneKha project, which is more focused on space and synthesizer sound. “Fallow” is an immersion in the dark mystery of Dark Ambient in a dense frame of field recordings, these are ritual songs and meditation of droning soundscapes. View full album
  25. EugeneKha

    Perelog (Fallow)

    “Perelog” - a musical project of the Moscow composer and writer Evgeniy V. Kharitonov (EugeneKha, Spacebirds, Microbit Project, etc.). The project arose from the desire to separate the “dark”, “earthly” component from the EugeneKha project, which is more focused on space and synthesizer sound. “Fallow” is an immersion in the dark mystery of Dark Ambient in a dense frame of field recordings, these are ritual songs and meditation of droning soundscapes.
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