Thursday, July 14, 2016

Musical Sounds Of Relaxation - Emerald Green (1989)

Here we have yet another great installment in the  Musical Sounds of Relaxation series! Produced by Robert Slap, this is "Emerald Green," another wonderful addition to any new age collection.  Arpeggios, drones, wonderful melodies - what more could you ask for? Besides another tape, "Topaz", we have nearly completed collecting the entire series of tapes. Of course, this depends on if I ever find any copyright data for another release archived online.


Emerald Green (1989)


Musical Sounds Of Relaxation - High As A Kite (1989)

Very excited to post this one up! I've always loved the Musical Sounds Of Relaxation series, and thanks to some help from Happydogs (who has unearthed more than half the releases on this blog), we have two more additions to this wonderful series!

Here is "High As A Kite", and saying this tape is wonderful is an understatement. It's the same great production you'd expect from robert slap, with the lovely ethereal arpeggios and wonderful melodic synths, and even nature sounds. I favor side A over side B, but they are both absolutely magnificent.

High As A Kite (1989)




Up next is "Emerald Green!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A selection of my self-released new age & ambient music!

Hello, everybody. I apologize for not being active, but I have been very busy. I have been releasing a lot of my own music for the past year or so. Much of what I do is lo-fi rock, outsider music and antifolk, but I also do electronic and experimental recordings, some of which is heavily inspired by the music I post up here. To keep a vintage sound, I run my electronic recordings through filters and add cassette tape hiss to them. The most you may spend on a single album is 10 dollars, though most of them are within the 3-6 dollar range, and some of them are even free.  I would probably say that some of these are similar in sound to Aphex Twin, whose ambient works are a favorite of mine.
If you do not wish to purchase any, they are also available for streaming straight from my bandcamp page.

I've picked some releases which I think are my best, and put them here.
All the album artwork was also concieved by myself.


Borealis (2015) listen or purchase here


C.M.I. (2015) listen or purchase here


Still Waters (Recorded 2011, released 2015) listen or purchase here


Chasm (2015) listen or purchase here



NEED SLEEP (2016) listen or purchase here




And, as an added bonus, here's a few links to some of my albums for free, here only!

ORGN (2015)
Nanobug (Non Lo-Fi Version, 2015)
Sunscapes (2015)

Canada Effervescent - Automne Eternel (HOAX, LEFT UP FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES)

EDIT: So, this was revealed to be a hoax, and was a recent album recorded by some french musicians, completely unrelated to Valley Of The Sun, and the cover art is fake.

If you're curious to check this hoax album out, you can listen here.
https://canadaeffervescentmontreal.bandcamp.com/album/automne-eternel


Monday, March 7, 2016

New Age Compositons From a Few Dick Sutphen Albums (Various Years)

Hello, everyone. Not only did I turn 21 recently, but I have some great recordings to share with you all!

I bought a couple Dick Sutphen albums recently, and a few of them had some great instrumental new age pieces on them that I have never heard before, and I compiled them up for you. It's all great electronic stuff, and very relaxing! Enjoy this, it's a real collection of gems!


Includes Recordings from the following Sutphen albums:
Creative Visualization (Beautiful electric piano suite)
Intensify Creative Ability (Dreamy ambient piece with ocean waves)
Manifest A Miracle In Your Life (Wonderful piece with flutes and synths)
Perfect Weight, Perfect Body (Light-hearted synth piece)
White Light Meditation (Droning minimal piece w/ guided meditation)




Saturday, December 26, 2015

Steve Gruskin - Interludes: Ocean Tides (1993)

For my third and final album I got for christmas, we have yet another Interludes album! Ocean Tides, released in 1993.
In addition to Gruskin, the album also features Matthew Meister on cello.

This album is magical, like a beautiful lullaby full of synthy bells and beautiful cello playing, set to ocean waves rumbling to the shore. The interludes albums never disappoint. You don't wanna miss this one!

Christmas album 2 of 3 - Ocean Tides!





Steve Gruskin - Holiday Interlides: Eternal Sea (1994)

For my second christmas album post, I have a great Interludes album! It seems I always find more of these releases. This one is special, though, as it is a "Holiday Interludes" CD. How fitting that I receive it on Christmas.

Being a holiday album, Eternal Sea has Christmassy synths and bells, which is absolutely wonderful and definitely puts you in a positive and wintery mood!. It features Kirsten Morgan, who plays the flute and does a great job, with beautiful synths and ocean sounds to accompany her. Yet another must-listen from the Interludes series!

Christmas album 2 of 3 - Eternal Sea!