New EP Features Collaboration Between Jean-Michel Jarre & Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream)

jean-michel-jarre-tangerine-dreamThe Vinyl Factory – an independent British company that specializes in limited editions releases – has announced an upcoming vinyl EP by Jean-Michel Jarre & Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream.

Jarre collaborated with Tangerine Dream founder Froese (who died earlier this year) to create the track Zero Gravity.

Jarre plans to release a new studio album, later this year, which will feature the Froese/Tangerine Dream collaboration, along with collaborations with Gesaffelstein, M83 and 3D (Massive Attack).

Here’s a preview of the Zero Gravity album and Above & Beyond remix versions:  Continue reading

Elektron Grammofon Record Label To Feature Elektron Artists

Elektron_Instruments_Grammofon_RecordsElektron Music Machines has announced a new undertaking: the record label Elektron Grammofon.

The label will be the home for 12” vinyl records, by artists using Elektron instruments. The releases will be limited to 300 copies and all profits will go to charity. Continue reading

Raymond Scott’s ‘Soothing Sounds For Baby’ Series Reissued On Vinyl

Raymond_Scott_Soothing_Sounds_For_BabyBasta Music has announced a vinyl reissue of Raymond Scott’s Soothing Sounds for Baby series of electronic music albums.

The unusual three-album set, originally released in 1964, targets three age groups:

  • Volume 1 is 1 to 6 months;
  • Volume 2 is 6 to 12 months; and
  • Volume 3 is 12 to 18.

While we’re not sure how many babies or parents were soothed by Scott’s Soothing Sounds for Babies, the albums are sought ought by electronic music fans as pioneering examples of pure electronic music.  Continue reading

Wendy Carlos’s Tron Score Gets Limited Edition Blue Vinyl Release

tron-wendy-carlos-soundtrackAudio Fidelity has released a limited edition virgin vinyl release of the Wendy Carlos soundtrack to the 1982 sci fi film Tron.

Carlos’s score combined electronic elements, played on Moog and GDS synthesizers, with orchestral elements, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the UCLA Chorus. The fusion of elements worked well with the film, which paired live action with early computer animation.

Audio Fidelity specializes in audiophile releases, and they give Tron the deluxe treatment, delivering just about everything that soundtrack fans might want. Continue reading

Aphex Twin’s Syro, From ‘Influential Electronic Fartist’ Richard D. James, Now Official

FINAL MASTER SYRO DIGIPAK.inddWarp Records has officially announced the new Aphex Twin album, Syro.

According to Warp’s info, ‘influential electronic fartist’, Richard D. James, has a new album, Syro, coming out under his Aphex Twin moniker.

The album will be available in vinyl, CD and digital formats, with a Sept 22nd release date. It is available for order now via Amazon and via the Warp site.

At least that’s what we make of the album’s bizarre official summary, below.

 

Check it out the official info below and let us know what you make of it! Continue reading