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Laurie Spiegel - Unseen Worlds
Laurie Spiegel
Unseen Worlds
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Unseen Worlds)
33,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Laurie Spiegel's second full-length album, Unseen Worlds, arrived just over ten years after her debut album. Having realized the pieces found on The Expanding Universe (1980) on an instrument no longer available to her, the GROOVE System at Bell Laboratories, Spiegel moved on to composing and developing for the Alles Machine, alphaSyntauri, McLeyvier and various other instruments before creating an instrument entirely her own. Spiegel created Music Mouse - An Intelligent Instrument on a Macintosh 512k so that she could have an instrument that was not general purpose but a small, specialized, and well defined musical instrument for and by her that she did not have to compromise on or risk losing access to it. While it was a very personal instrument for Spiegel, demand among friends and colleagues nevertheless grew until Music Mouse - An Intelligent Instrument became a commercial product for the Macintosh, Amiga, and Atari personal computers with a devoted pop ular following that continues to this day, despite the obsoletion of those platforms. At the time of her Unseen Worlds album's original release in 1991, the issuing record label turned out to be going out of business, dissolved and disappeared, sending the album immediately into obscurity. Outside of a private CD edition issued by Spiegel on her own Aesthetic Engineering label in 1994, this new edition represents the first proper commercial release of Unseen Worlds. "Unseen Worlds is not so much based on melody and rhythm as it is on textures, pulses, and sonic environments. Sometimes dark, sometimes light, its drama pulls in the adventurous listener who wants to take a musical journey. Using computer software she wrote in order to implement a unique musical vision, Unseen Worlds blends the artistic and the technical, the cerebral and the sensual, and revives the virtually abandoned tradition of electronic music. Unseen Worlds is the work of a sonic explorer whose music can both challenge and caress. Those looking for other worlds of sound can put on headphones and find them here" - Craig Anderton
Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe
Laurie Spiegel
The Expanding Universe
3LP | 1980 | EU | Reissue (Unseen Worlds)
38,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
The Expanding Universe is the 1980 debut album by computer music pioneer Laurie
Spiegel. The original album is reissued here as a massively expanded 2CD set, all four
original album tracks plus an additional 15 tracks from the same time period. Since
this album's first reissue in 2012, it has gone on to be widely established as a classic
of 20th century electronic music. Some of the well-loved works included in this set
are "Patchwork", the "Appalachian Grove" series, "East River Dawn" and "Kepler's
Harmony of the Worlds", which was included on the Golden Record launched on board the Voyager spacecraft. The pieces comprising The Expanding Universe combine slowly evolving textures with the emotional richness of intricate counterpoint, harmony, and complex rhythms (John Fahey and J. S. Bach are both cited as major influences in the original cover's notes), all built of electronic sounds using the Groove system at Bell Laboratories during the 1970s.
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