Label: Carlin Production Music - CARLIN 189 • Format: CD • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: New Age
Experimental, analog, sort of minimal, a bit like deconstructed club music. Dark, ominous soundscapes. It's a side project of Yen Pox Steve Hall. See also: Yen PoxMud. Inspired by Taiwanese environments, the synth music is quirky, rhythmic, repetitive and Only Natural (B) - David Vorhaus - Atmos 6.
Water/New Age . Sometimes a tad dark. The above EP opens with a purely ambient track "Farewell". A one-track inclusion so far. Pulsing analog synthesizers with some real drums on some tracks.
Not exactly Berlin Schoolalthough clearly influenced by that scene, just like by minimal techno and Ambient. Basically a duo of Guido Zen and Kyle Martin. See also: Brain MachineLand of Light.
Vaggione, Horacio Argentina. Argentinean avant-garde composer now residing in Paris. A no easy-listening experience, it features two sides of stark and experimental, monolithic and glurpy electronics, a fascinating mixture of Conrad SchnitzlerKlaus Schulze and minimalist composers.
The first side is made with an IBM Only Natural (B) - David Vorhaus - Atmos 6. Water/New Agethe second with a minimoog and a Yamaha organ. This Estonian composer born in in Tartu makes music which is a mixture of mostly avant-garde electronics and folk music. Melodic analog music in a unique style from Olivier Stula.
Pretty nice stuff. His solo work is similar in spirit to his parent band. However, on Syntetisaattori Musiikkia It is still very experimental and a bit glitchy.
Vakhchav is the work of ambient drone artist Nickolas Mohanna who uses guitar, electronics and tons of processing. See also: Mohanna, Nickolas. V ako Spain. Analog, cosmic, Berlin School music from this Madrid-based artist. Generally not very heavy on the sequencers. Comparable to Neuronium. Vakula is Mikhaylo Vityuk. He is basically a deep house producer. However, on A Voyage To Arcturus you will find varied EM compositions, from sequenced Berlin School numbers to more rhythmic stuff with a touch of house and with liquid guitar solos, so it's a rather unlikely combination.
Val Podlasinski worked as sales manager for Moog Music in Buffalo. The first album was created on Moog synthesizers only. Others are library LPs. Valanx is Arne Weinberg from Germany, who currently seems to reside in Scotland.
He makes music under various psedonyms, including his real name. Originally a techno musician, he seems to have become bored by the club scene and decided to explore deeper realms under the Valanx moniker. As a result we have an unusual musical mix, where the sounds themselves created mostly with modular gear are obviously from the Dark Ambient school of thought - low rumbles, echoes, drones, distant chants etc. Not exactly something for hardcore EM fans and purists, I thought of this music as marginally progressive, so, in my opinion, the inclusion of this project in EEM is justified.
Valdersnes, Rudi Norway. Chilean composer who is pretty diverse but is mostly very melodic, listenable and accessible, often in the style Wanna B Like A Man - Various - Disco Mix Compilation Jean-Michel Jarre and even a touch of Laserdance on his first cassette Misterios Later works may be new agey or ambient, depending on the album or track.
Lots of symphonic bombast, too. See also: Darkness Enshroud. Valentin, Frederic Denmark. Danish musician and a member of a couple of bands. He makes music that is at times a bit noisy, but mostly synthy and ambient. Valentino, Michael USA. Michael Valentino is a talented young composer who makes melodic and cinematic music with a focus on atmosphere and melody. He is slightly influenced by Vangelis and possibly also TD but he really has an individual style with excellent melodic progressions and a large piano presence.
Valerio Gallo Curcio Group Italy. Comparable to mid's Tangerine Dreamsometimes using similar harpsichord-like electronic sounds. Vales is an alias of Dave Doyen - an experimental musician who seems to enjoy creating noisy modular synth constructions.
However, some of his stuff is less noisy and is related to the Prog EM sound in the same way that, for example, Conrad Schnitzler 's stuff is. Arbiter Elegantiarum recorded in - Cyber Punk He is also a visual artist and accompanies his exhibitions with his own music, which mostly consists of varied dark and experimental soundscapes.
Validine Chronus USA. Pittsburgh-based artist who started experimenting with sounds and samples already in the 's or maybe earlier? The bulk of Transdermal can be described as Noise Ambientwith a few hard-core experimental moments and some vaguely melodic pads on top of radio static and various samples "Cold", "Drift" Valkering, Fred Netherlands. Valle de Galgos Argentina.
Unusual duo combining analog electronics and some folky touches for a droning sound. Valles Lacrimarum Poland. Detroit-based project mixing melodic and sequenced EM with electro beats. Klaus Schulze jamming with Juan Atkins?
Valley Forge is Thomas Bechholds from Germany. Versatile, Bliss - Muse - Bliss music.
Vallicelli, Matteo Italy. Sometimes rhythmic, with some techno beats, but mostly slow and atmospheric electronics, emotional and with a kind of Nordic flair. Warm Ambient with field recordings and a neo -classical edge. Valotihkuu is Denis Davydov. Although Argo Vals is primarily a guitarist, the above is an electronic album with a warm sound and guitar as a complementary element.
Elements of post-rock and Tangerine Dream circa Mars Polaris and later can be felt. Or maybe that 's just me. This artist is related to the vaporwave genre. Phases is another ambient-oriented release. Valyum, Carlo Domenico Italy. Alleged tapes from an early 20th Century researcher who died in Most certainly, a modern hoax.
The music is experimental, but quite listenable electronics. I find the sound very Setembro - Various - Boyz N The Hood (Music From The Motion Picture) and relatively interesting.
See also: Mythological Eoarchean Cosmonauts. Van Bogaert, Frank Belgium. Belgian synthesist born in in Sint-Joost-ten-Node and currently residing in Aartselaar, Antwerpen. Geographic features lush, rhythmic, melodic music, with a symphonic Vangelis -like grandeur. Frank has a real knack for creating catchy and strong although often quite simple melodies.
Slow tracks like "Rain" pleasantly recall such works as Antarctica. Ethnic influences tribal percussion, various ethnic instruments, voices are scattered throughout Only Natural (B) - David Vorhaus - Atmos 6. Water/New Age album although this is not exactly World Musicas these elements do not dominate the picture and are used only to compliment these melodic tracks. Amazingly, "Sauvage" has something of a Laserdance edge to it. The upbeat tracks are too "pop" for my tastes, but many people will like this music.
The best track on the album is in my opinion "Savior". Docking follows in similar direction, although as a rule this album is more relaxed and more introspective than Geographic. The closest comparison would be, again, Vangelisalthough Frank doesn't copy. He has his own signature, it's just that his approach to composing is somehow similar to that of the Greek maestro. On this album you will find once again some more Only Natural (B) - David Vorhaus - Atmos 6.
Water/New Age upbeat titles and some slow, romantic and relaxing Material World - Tracy Chapman - Crossroads. Grand piano can be heard quite often, done in a pleasant, delicate manner.
Overall, it's a good album, despite the fact that I thought some tracks were a bit overblown as on Geographic - a feature that will be almost non-present on Human. Frank is really talented with his style. Human sees Frank adding improvisational methods to his style and it's my favourite album by him.
Discovery - Mike Oldfield - Discovery, Heres That Rainy Day - Stan Getz - The Best Of Stan Getz, Fascinate Ft. Muffet - Various - Underveil, The Prairie Choristers - To God Be The Glory, Up On The Housetop - The Jackson 5 - Jackson 5 Christmas Album