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Suzanne Ciani Seven Waves

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Following Finders Keepers’ first time compendium of Suzanne Ciani’s vintage electronic private music, custom made commercials and sound effects with last years Lixiviation, and providing a brilliant companion piece to the recently deleted limited edition handmade edition of her ultra-rare 1970 art house installation record Voice Of Packaged Souls (released via the Demdike Stare/Finders Keepers Dead Cert company) the sonic sisterhood at Bird Records now present a specially packaged 30 anniversary edition of the record that “The Delia Debyshire Of Th Atari Generation” regards as her finest hour with this internationally exhaulted commercial debut Seven Waves from 1982.

“Originally released exactly 30 years ago, Seven Waves was my first commercial album. It took two years to complete and was first released in Japan in 1982. Seven Waves is special for me because it expresses my love for and fascination with early electronic instruments. With this album I blended my classical-romantic sense for melodies with the astounding possibilities offered by electronics. Because most of the instruments on Seven Waves no longer exist, this recording is a historic footprint in the evolution of music, unique to its time yet still valid today” – Suzanne Ciani

With a portfolio that boasts music from the Xenon pinball machine, the sounds for the Meco Star Wars theme, the Atari TV commercials and the electronic sound effects in the original Stepford Wives film (amongst many others) the mutant electronic-music CV of Suzanne Ciani is proof that in a 1970s commercial world of boys toys, monopolised by male dominated advertising industry, a woman’s touch was the essential secret ingredient to sucessful sonic seduction. Recently, and rapidly, enjoying a new ressurgence amongst fans of all streams of electronic, experimental and neo-tantrik music Suzanne Ciani is proud to collaborate with the Finders Keepers/Bird family to present a new generation with the record, seldom celebrated this side of the Atlantic, that truly turned her career from behind the scenes library composer to a leading light in modern American electronica spearheading the musical new-age movement and drawing indelible parallels with krautrock, early techno and electronic soundtracks.

Track Listings:
    The First Wave: Birth Of Venus 5:03
    The Second Wave: Sirens 7:18
    The Third Wave: Love In The Waves 5:16
    The Fourth Wave: Wind In The Sea 3:47
    The Fifth Wave: Water Lullaby 5:48
    The Sixth Wave: Deep In The Sea 7:04
    The Seventh Wave: Sailing Away 6:34
Artist Name(s):
Suzanne Ciani
Suzanne Ciani
Release Year: 1982
Ambient, Experimental
Album Type:
Cassette, Compact Disc, Digital / Download, LP 33 1/3
Mastering: Bob Ludwig
New York, New York
Editions / Reissues
  1. Finnadar Records 90175-1 US 1982
  2. Victor VIP-28054 Japan 1982
  3. Victor VIP-28054 Japan 1982
  4. Private Music Cro2 2046-4-P US 1988
  5. Private Music 209 968 US 1988
  6. Private Music 2046-2-P US 1989
  7. Private Music 259 968 Europe 1989
  8. Private Music 209 968 Europe 1989
  9. Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc., Private Music 2046-1P, 2046-1-P US 1989
  10. Private Music 209 968 (5C) Spain 1990
  11. Bird (3) 015EGGSLP UK 2012
  12. AMS (6), Seventh Wave (2) AMS 001/03 Spain Unknown
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