Saturday, August 11, 2018

Robert Slap - Fitness Walking, Tape 1-4 (1990)

Happy Fourth Of July! And here we have four tapes in a series released in 1990 by the good 'ol Great American Audio Corp, the Fitness Walking series. There were a number of installments, the ones here are Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert. There are other versions that include country or big band music, but these four are all great, fast paced, dreamy electronic masterpieces by Robert Slap. You couldn't ask for anything better than this. Think of a cross between Drive and Sedona: The Psychic Vortex Experience Soundtrack. Each tape has a faster pace with a metronome keeping in time to the music to show how your walking pace should be. Needless to say, I'm considering using these myself while walking to see how it goes. I'm gonna put 'em all in one folder for your convenience. It looks a little overwhelming, but it's worth going through it all.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dick Sutphen - Alpha Wave Theta Wave (2000)

Hello! We've got a real drone record here, one I've used many times to help me sleep. This is 2000's Alpha Wave Theta Wave, Which as suggested are alpha and theta waves meant to cause an altered or meditative state of consciousness. Great background noise for those who have tinnitus. Please enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Interludes - Hidden Lake (1987)

Greetings! I didn't think I'd still be finding out about "new" releases, but there was yet another Interludes tape, and I managed to get a copy. This is Hidden Lake, a nice blend of flute and ocarina, with some bells and marimba on occasion. Minimal but nice. If you enjoyed Tropical Beach, you'll enjoy this one. I have no idea who plays the instruments on this.

I wonder if, at long last, we have completed the entire Interludes series....

Friday, April 27, 2018

Interludes - Tropical Beach (1991)

Hello! I recently ordered a tape that I never knew existed until the day I purchased it. It came, and it didn't disappoint. Here we have yet another installment in the always awesome Interludes series. Comforting sounds of the beach - ocean waves, birds, wind. This is mixed with bells and bamboo flute performed by Steven Bergman and John Maragos. Fairly minimal, but very beautiful.

The biggest treat was buying this factory-sealed, as when I opened the big box it came in, I found a promotional flyer that you could write into the New Rochelle NY branch of Great American Audio Corp for a free cassette or a list of their catalogue. Imagine if I wrote it now - and sent it to a now abandoned building! Included at the bottom is a scan of the flyer for curious minds.
                                            Interludes - Tropical Beach (1991)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Majestic Moods - Celtic Glow (1997)

Greetings! Here's a nice release from Majestic Moods, which was a series put out by Sunshine Mountain Productions. Much like the Mystic Harp release from Musical Sounds Of Relaxation, this is a straight harp album with some instruments backing on a couple tracks. You will hear some piano, bells, keyboard and even some nature sounds in this album. Beautiful arrangements in this one. The artist is not listed, but I would assume it is by Mark Britten, because he played harp on other "celtic" releases from Majestic Moods. Harp fans have come to the right place.

Majestic Moods - Celtic Glow (1997)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Various - New Age Sampler, Vol II (1986)

Another Valley Of The Sun sampler I had forgotten to upload. The best part about it (Besides the comfy album cover) is that we get to hear a snippet of "Transition" by Natopus in high quality. The only full copy we have of that is very poor and distorted. There are also appearances by David Storrs, Robert Slap, Steven Cooper and more.

Various - New Age Sampler, Vol I (1985)

Hello, I am long overdue uploading this here. I have had this (as well as volume II in this series) for over three years or so on my computer collecting dust. This is a sampler of tracks from various VOTS releases, mostly Upper Astral ones.

                                          Various - New Age Sampler