Monday, March 11, 2013

REMASTER- Upper Astral- Finding Your Soul Mate (198?)

The files from this elusive tape were sent to me in only subpar quality, so I felt I should take charge to increase the listening experience. I recommend listening to it with headphones on for a better feel of the music. Hope you enjoy the remaster I did...

Upper Astral- Finding Your Soulmate (Remastered)

Tape Remasters & A Message from David Naegele

Hey. I'm just letting you all know that I have been working to remove hiss and add some extra reverb and quality to some of the tape rips I have up here, and I will be posting some up soon.

Also, David Storrs and I have been in contact since mid February. He introduced David Naegele (Who is his neighbor) to my blog and Naegele had this comment to make:

Hi Serveaux... My name is David Naegele and I was introduced to your blog by David Storrs. 
FYI> I worked at VOS Publishing from fall of 1980 until 1991 and I was the in-house music producer from 1980 through spring of 1983 when Robert Slap took over those duties. I'm primarily a classical pianist, so my 1st production was a collection of mellow piano pieces called 'Classical Meditations' (AM104)in November 1980.
In 1981, I produced both 'Upper Astral Suite'(AM105) and 'Manifestations'(AM106) followed by 2 more titles under my name: 'Pentatonic Suite'(AM107) and 'Reveries' (AM108).
In the winter of 1982, I got together with my friend and neighbor David Storrs and collaborated on the Upper Astral title 'Crystal Cave(Back To Atlantis)'(AM109) and another title under my name called 'Dreams of Atlantis' (AM110).
In October of 1982, David Storrs and I collaborated on 2 Upper Astral titles: 'Skybirds' (AM111) and 'Entrance to the Secret Lagoon' (AM113); and a title under my name called 'Temple In The Forest' (AM112).
Around February of 1983, David Storrs (who is an all-around talented musician, composer and producer) went on a tremendous creative binge and produced 6 titles in the span of about a week, including: 'Dawning of the New Age' (AM114), 'Journeys Out of Body' (AM115) and 'Dreamscapes' (AM116) under my name (even though I didn't contribute more than equipment, concepts and ad copy); and then 'Celestial Odysseys' (AM117) under the name of Galactic Odyssey; and then 2 more Upper Astral titles called 'Higher-Self Rendezvous' (AM118) and 'Journey to the Edge of the Universe' (AM119). After that, I turned over my duties to Robert Slap at VOS and the only other Upper Astral title after he took over production duties was called 'Astral Massage' (AM140).
When it came time to transfer all the early cassette titles to the new CD technology in 1987, only one title had master tapes in good enough quality for digital transfer to CD and that was my 'Temple In The Forest' title. Of course VOS went on with many other titles from David Storrs, Robert Slap, Robin Miller, Karl Schaffner, Robert Martin and others. I have not had any personal contact with VOS since I left in 1991, but I must admit those were some of the best years of life. I'm happy that some of that old music has survived all these years. -- David Naegele

Will post some info and trivia shared by Storrs once I get his approval.