Rare Vangelis Interview – On His Greatest Achievement And More

vangelisThe latest episode of the Sinfini podcast features an interview with Academy Award winning composer/synthesist Vangelis.

Host Norman Lebrecht talks with Vangelis about his earliest musical memories, his ‘great mistake’, his greatest achievement, scoring films like Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire and more.

You can listen to the new Vangelis interview via the embed below or at the Sinfini site: Continue reading

Vangelis – The Tegos Tapes


One of the frustrations of fans of synthesist Vangelis is the huge volume of his soundtrack work that remains unreleased.

Blade Runner fans are still pining for a comprehensive soundtrack. The soundtracks to films like Missing, The Plague and The Bounty are only officially available in fragments.

And then there’s his soundtracks for Cavafy, FrancescoSplendeur Sauvage and many other films that have never been officially available.

The Tegos Tapes is an interesting example of these obscure Vangelis soundtracks. Continue reading

Rare Vangelis Music – Studio Improvisation

Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a rare example of Vangelis, improvising music on video.

The vintage video makes it clear how Vangelis uses multiple keyboards to create electronic arrangements live. He actively uses three keyboards with his right hand, completing a piano part, playing a CS-80 melody or adding a synthesized accent on what looks to be a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. Continue reading

Trail of Nexus 6 Sound Library Inspired By Blade Runner

nexus-6-blade-runner-sound-libraryZenSound has released Trail of Nexus 6 – a free sound library for u-he’s Tyrell N6, inspired by Blade Runner.

Here’s what they have to say about the sound library:

This soundset have a futuristic sound, it is the natural continuation of the soundset Rebeld. All the sounds of this soundset are good for all styles of music and perfect for futuristic electronic compositions.

Here’s an audio preview: Continue reading