Musical Meandering

Finding new music is often quite interesting, like picking fruits from trees that line a meandering path through an orchard, with many little side-trails branching out left and right that lead to different trees with different fruits. I guess it’s similar to getting a little bit lost while browsing maps, dictionaries or encyclopedias (all activities that stimulate the introvert mind, I’d say;-).

I’m eternally grateful for that one episode of KEXP’s “Music That Matters” podcast which featured LOMA’s “Black Willow” because that in turn helped me find Shearwater, for example (described here: The Road to Shearwater). Here’s another one of those meanderings, finding “I Am the Center: Private Issue New Age Music in America, 1950-1990” – and it begins with Blade Runner.

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Stevie Be Zet – Archaic Modulation (1993)

Stevie Be Zet - Archaic Modulation (1993) - Front Cover

Stevie Be Zet’s “Archaic Modulation” is definitely on the lighter side of ambient, veering into the “New Age” genre probably. It features the at-that-time quite typical, relatively “clean” synthesizer sound that I associate with the Trance genre releases from the German Eye-Q label during its heyday (famous for Sven Väth, Ralf Hildenbeutel, and many others).

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