|1/7||Tales of Heaven and Hell||East Side Digital|
|1/14||Digital Moonscapes||CBS Masterworks|
|1/21||Clockwork Orange||East Side Digital|
|1/28||Sonic Seasonings||East Side Digital|
February's special focus was Synergy ®, a.k.a. Larry Fast. Known for synthesizer programming and playing keyboards for such notables as Wendy Carlos and Peter Gabriel, Larry's Synergy ® project shows his compositional skills in electronic, art rock, and film music genres. He will be appearing at NEARfest in June. (Check out the events page.)
|2/4||Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra||Third Contact|
|3/4||Red Shift||Red Shift||Champagne Lake|
|3/18||Stratosphere||The Introspective Spaces||Amplexus|
|3/25||T-Bass UK||The Infection of Time||Thinking Metal|
|June's focus was on the British group AirSculpture. The band members are Adrian Beasley, John Christian, and Peter Ruczynski and their performances are totally imporvised. They appear on Dave Law's label, Neu Harmony.|
The special focus for July was Steve
Roach. Steve constantly explores new sonic territory. He is such a
prolific composer, Galactic Travels keeps returning its focus on Steve, time and
|7/1||Dream Circle||Timeroom Editions|
|7/22||Body Electric *||Projekt|
|7/29||Truth & Beauty||Timeroom Editions|
The special focus for August was the collaborative efforts of Belgium
musician Vidna Obmana.
Vidna Obmana performs in St. Mary's church, Philadelphia, at The
Garthering XIV on Saturday November 7th, 1998. Photo by Bill Forcier.
|8/5||Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana||Ascension of Shadows (Memory Pool)||Projekt|
|8/12||Vidna Obmana & Serge Devadder||The Shape of Solitude||Multimood|
|8/19||Obmana w/ Trifoglio & Borotti||Landscape in Obscurity||Hypnos|
|8/26||Steve Roach & Vidna Obmana||Ascension of Shadows (Somewhere Else)||Projekt|
The special focus for September was Utah
prolific composer, though unsigned, deserves widespread recognition.
He releases his music on his CDR label, Deep Sky Music, and provides
unique artwork on the label and cover of each CDR!
Can you tell which one is Robert?
|9/2||Darklight||Deep Sky Music|
|9/23||Silent Dreams||Deep Sky Music|
|9/30||Cloud Pull||Deep Sky Music|
|The special focus for October was, in Oktoberfest tradition, something Teutonic (German). The artist roster of Mario Schonwalder's German label Manikin was the focal point this month.|
|10/7||The Two Piece Box||Keller & Schonwalder|
|10/14||Interkosmos||Fanger & Kersten|
|10/21||The Ancient Saga||Arcanum|
|10/28||Recall Level||Rolf Trostel|
|11/4||Ian Boddy||Box of Secrets|
|11/11||Distant Ritual||Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter|
|12/30||Seven Veils||Hearts of Space|
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