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Reaching Beyond The Sphere


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After being in a rock band [Kameleon/Runner] for three years, David Wayne Myers and Ken Moore felt that in order to play music the way they wanted, it was necessary to form their own group. Thus Wayne and Ken left the rock band and started to record at Ken's home studio in Baltimore, Maryland. After about a year, they had completed a selection of songs they wanted to publish. From Ken's extensive list of contacts [from the I.E.M.A.], they sent a promo tape to England. Steve and Alan Freeman were so taken with it that they not only released it on cassette, but they did an exclusive interview with Ken in an early edition of their magazine, AUDION. A second album was recorded and sent to Auricle Music as well, but during the recording of a third, Ken and Wayne split up over personal differences. Twenty years later, Wayne called Alan to find out what had happened to the second promo tape. When Alan pulled it out of storage, he was surprised how good it really was, and planned a CD release of both REACHING BEYOND THE SPHERE and NINE DAYS WONDER on Auricle Music. The instrumental duo of Moore/Myers had originally intended to play seventies progressive music in the 1980s. This album remains a classic (with classic instruments used), and continues to sell at a slow trickle. The track, "Soft Pretense", appears on the 2CD set included with Jerry Kranitz's book, "Cassette Culture (Homemade music and the creative spirit in the pre-internet age)", released by Vinyl-On-Demand in 2020.


Track Listings:
    1. Reaching Beyond the Sphere Part 1 (9:18)
    2. Flames Within the Morning. (5:32)
    3. Shatter Box. (6:45)
    4. What Next? (3:35)
    5. Second Wind. (5:29)
    6. Soft Pretense (2:33)
    7. Midnight. (7:57)
    8. Quarter Star (3:15)
    9. Undivided Attention (7:02)
    10. Reaching Beyond the Sphere Part 2 (8:55)
Total Time: 60 minutes
Artist Name(s):
Ken Moore : Mini-Moog & ARP Odyssey synthesizers, Hammond organ, ARP String Ensemble, Ludwig drums
David Wayne Myers : electric guitars, nylon-stringed acoustic guitar, pedal effects
John Schneider : [guest] bass guitarist (on Quarter Star)
Producer(s):
Ken Moore
Release Year: 1987
Style:
Space Rock
Album Type:
Studio
Formats:
Cassette, Compact Disc, Digital / Download
Cover & Packge Design:
Alan Freeman for Auricle Music (UK)
Engineer(s): Ken Moore
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
Auricle Music
Catalog Number(s):
AMC026
Location:
Leicester, United Kingdom LE2 1DX
Publisher:
A & S Freeman (Auricle Music Cassettes)
Distributor(s):
Anvil Creations
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Editions / Reissues
  1. 1987 Auricle Music AMC026 - cassette tape only
  2. 2007 Auricle Music re-released as a CD[R]
  3. 2011 Anvil Creations AC23 - digital download only
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