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Electronic Horizons (30th Anniversary Remaster)

2024

Electronic Horizons (30th Anniversary Remaster)

avant garde, electronic, tape music

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Originally conceived and recorded in the Western Michigan University School of Music Electronic Music Lab from 1993-1995 under the mentorship of Ramon Zupko, this collection represents my earliest recorded electronic music. The lab was equipped with an extensive Moog Modular System, a New England Digital Synclavier, and (what were at the time cutting edge) samplers from Ensoniq (Mirage and EPS). Most tracking was to an 8-track reel-to-reel tape machine or ADAT (early digital tape), mixing down to stereo reel-to-reel tape. The masters were later transferred to DAT, then (many years later) to hard disk for this remastering project.

All sounds are original – recorded, programmed, or sampled.

1. Wanderer

  • Run time: 11:00
  • Ensoniq Mirage, Ensoniq VFX, Slinky

2. Voices

  • Run time: 12:44
  • New England Digital Synclavier, Ensoniq EPS, Ensoniq VFX, Moog Modular System, Found Sounds

3. On The Edge

  • Run time: 10:58
  • Ensoniq EPS, Ensoniq VFX, Alto Saxophone, Found Sounds

4. Blaming Things On Other People

  • Run time: 10:42
  • Ensoniq EPS, Found Sound (using only one sample source)
  • Originally recorded in octophonic sound

5. The Music Of Erich Zann

  • Run time: 14:18
  • Ensoniq EPS, Ensonig VFX, Electric Guitar, Garage Door, Found Sounds

6. Urbania

  • Run time: 13:44
  • Moog Modular System, Electric Guitar, Found Sounds