Level Atlas (Spring Mixtape)

M.C. Escher, Spheres, 1945

Roberto Cacciapaglia, Skywaves
Between, Devotion
Nuno Canavarro, Cave
Anonymous (Burundi), Akazehe
Piero Piccioni, Echoes
Slowdive, J's Heaven
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Conversations With Myself (excerpt)
Brian Briggs, Aeo
J D Emmanuel, At One Ment
Jahiliyya Fields, White Cabbage
David Borden, Esty Point, Summer 1978
Weather Report, River People
Harry Forbes, Builders 2
Michael Nyman, A Walk Through
Cosmic Analog Ensemble, Fugueur de Jour
Molly Drake, I Remember
Kevin Ayers, Girl on a Swing

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Pardon my French (StopMakingSense for Junior Aspirin Records)

Here is the podcast we recently made for our friends at Junior Aspirin Records, introduced by a text written by Dan Fox and performed by Nathaniel Mellors. It's 150min long and it features Accident Du Travail, Jean-Christophe Averty, Phillippe Besbombes, Roland Bocquet, Francois Bréant, Bertrand Burgalat, Catharsis, Jean Constantin, Vladimir Cosma, Joe Dassin, Jean Dubuffet, Fondation, Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem, Serge Gainsbourg, Raphael Gimenez et Jean-Jacques Hertz, Alain Goraguer, Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier, Michel Houellebecq, Isidore Isou, Etron Fou Leloublan, Alain Kan, Anna Karina & Philippe Katerine, Maurice Lemaitre, Magma, Albert Marcoeur, Claude Morgan, Musique Noise, Hugues O., Popera Cosmic, François De Roubaix, Henri Salvador, Erik Satie, William Sheller & Annie Girardot, Guy Skornik, Laurence Vanay, Jean-Claude Vannier, Richard Vimal and Barney Wilen.

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The Futurologist's Lament

Ignatz, (Oh) I Know You


"..And nobody played guitar": Larry Fast's Synergy

Larry Fast on Tour with Peter Gabriel, Old Town Theater, Chicago (1980).

"Larry Fast recorded a series of pioneering synthesizer music albums under the project name Synergy. Some of this work was used as the basis for music in Commodore 64 and Amiga computer games, notably Rob Hubbard's score for the C64 version of Zoids, which was an unofficial cover of Synergy's Ancestors from the 1981 album Audion.
The first album in the series, "Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra"", was released as an LP in 1975. Like the following albums, it exclusively makes use of electronic instruments, mainly synthesizers. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Fast released eight more Synergy LPs on Passport Records, all of which were later re-released on CDs. The 1998 re-release of "Semi-Conductor", a compilation album originally released in 1984, was a remastered version of the original, and contained ten additional tracks. The eleventh album in the series, "Reconstructed Artifacts", was released in 2003, and contained completely new performances of select compositions from the previous albums, using modern digital synthesizers, as well as the new digital recording technologies.
Synergy's first album states "..and nobody played guitar." The second album, Sequencer, says "...and still no guitars." These are rumoured to be a tongue-in-cheek response to statements that appeared on albums by the rock group Queen that they used no synthesizers, which were made to inform listeners who assumed otherwise. Fast's third Synergy album, Cords, states "Finally, guitars...sort of," which references the use of a Russ Hamm Guitar Synthesizer played by Pete Sobel." (From Wikipedia)

Synergy, Legacy (1975)


A Dream within a Dream: Soft Power vol. 6

The Alan Parsons Project, A Dream Within A Dream (Instrumental)
Mike Oldfield, Ommadawn, Pt. 1
Richard Wright, Waves
Foreigner, Spellbinder
UK, Nothing to Lose
Mason & Fenn, Lie for a Lie
The Alan Parsons Project, Stereotomy (Eric Woolfson Guide Vocal)
Foreigner, Tramontane
UK, Carrying no Cross
Richard Wright, Cat Cruise
Mike Oldfield, In High Places