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Artist: BECKER/STEGMAN/ZEUMER
Title: Ich Traume So Leise Von Dir
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Music From Memory present a few tracks from Heinz Becker, Karl-Heinz Stegmann and Isabel Zeumers 1987 album Ich Träume So Leise Von Dir. One off German studio project with spoken word and electronics." - Music From Memory.

Artist: BIBILONI, JOAN
Title: El Sur
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Staying on the Mediterranean coast for their third release, Music From Memory this time shift their attention to the work of Mallorcan musician Joan Bibiloni. Primarily a guitarist, Bibiloni was creating music at an early age, releasing his first single at the tender age of 15. In his 20s he formed Spanish prog-rock outfits Zebra and Euterpe, where he would meet Pepe Milan, the two of them becoming the bluesy folk duo Milan & Bibiloni. Bibiloni himself would later go on to play with a number of luminary musicians such as Larry Coryell, Daevid Allen and John Cage, to name but a few. In 1982, Bibiloni set up his own label Blau in order to highlight the much-overlooked work of musicians not only on his home island of Mallorca but across the Balearic Islands. In doing so he created a platform not only for local talent but also for his own music to breathe a new life, much influenced by the landscape and life that surrounds the islands. While Bibilonis first solo releases on his Blau imprint have stronger echoes of the contemporary jazz fusion of the time, it is on the album known as Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila where Bibiloni really began to experiment with new sounds and technologies; fusing tape loops, drum computers and synthesizers. Taking these more electronic-infused works as a departure point for the compilation and drawing on material from across his following five albums, El Sur sets out to highlight Joan Bibilonis unique ambient fusion and sun-drenched Adriatic beach-boogie." - Music From Memory.

Artist: CHERRY, NAPOLEON
Title: Walk Alone
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"The subject of Music From Memorys fifth compilation is the elusive and mysterious Philadelphian musician Napoleon Cherry (aka Cool Waters). Oddball funk biz! In the late 80s and early 90s Cherry privately released two LPs and an EP, which form the basis of this retrospective, alongside a previously unreleased cut, "When You Had the Chance," which was released as a 12" in 2015 by US label Peoples Potential Unlimited. Recorded with a very DIY aesthetic and a strong presence of gospel and RnB, Cherrys unique take on soul and funk music reflects a rawness that stands in contrast to the slick, over-produced soul of that era. With appearances by jazz musicians including the late celebrated saxophonist Byard Lancaster, who coincidentally also played with MFMs previous compilation subject Vito Ricci (MFM 005LP), Cherrys music seems to defy any clear categorization. From cocktail jazz funk to intergalactic synth workouts to melancholy bedroom soul, his use of synths and drum computers, though perhaps unknowingly, also seems to strongly echo elements of early house music." - Music From Memory.

Artist: GAUSSIAN CURVE
Title: Clouds
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $22.00
"Music from Memorys fourth release sees the Amsterdam-based label taking an exciting sidestep with the release of Clouds. Its the debut album from Gaussian Curve, a collaboration between Italian ambient pioneer Gigi Masin, Land of Lights Jonny Nash, and Marco Sterk (also known as Young Marco). The trio came together during a weekend-long recording session in April, 2014, with no preconceived ideas. Developed around improvised jams, the eight tracks on the album are all single-take live recordings. The three musicians succeed in developing a musical language all of their own, with Gigi Masin on Rhodes and piano; Jonny Nash on guitar, melodica, synths, and trumpet; and Marco Sterk on synths, rhythmic structures, and production duties. Recorded in the heart of Amsterdams red-light district, the album reflects the unusually warm spring and the buzz from the open windows that filled the derelict downtown studio space during that particular weekend. And on the more introverted late-night compositions, the music quietly soars, reflecting the brooding melancholy of an evening in that particular part of the city. Clouds is a simple, heartfelt record of an inspired meeting of unique souls in unique surroundings." - Music From Memory.

Artist: GRAHAM, JOEL
Title: Geomancy/Night
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
2015 release. "An obscure tape release discovery by Red Light Radio founder Orpheu de Jong, this 12" highlights the work of electronic music pioneer Joel Graham, a San Francisco based artist who self-released two cassettes in 1984/85. Originally recorded and performed live on pre-MIDI analog equipment in 1982 as an outline for a live performance, these tracks provoke much of the same sensibilities found in contemporary dance music as well as works of vanguard artists of the time. Slowly unravelling and deeply hypnotic, Joel Grahams music can be seen as a forerunner of what was to come in electronic music." - Music From Memory.

Artist: LOWMAN, LEON
Title: Liquid Diamonds
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
2016 repress. "Following on from co-compiling one of 2012s best-received compilations Into the Light: A Journey into Greek Electronic Music, new Amsterdam-based record label Music From Memory sets sail with a compilation of lo-fi beach funk and lazy synth jams from the Rhode Island keyboardist and ocean-loving Leon Lowman. As well as a devoted painter and East Coast surfer, the synthesizer-loving Lowman privately released two albums Syntheseas (1980) and its follow-up cassette-only Sound Horizon (1982). Something of a homage to his love of the local seashore and the women he was trying to woo there, the albums also express Leons pure love of the sound of the synthesizer and reflect his unique melodic wanderings. With Leons albums meeting little commercial success at the time of their release, both albums have in recent years become highly sought-after. Along with previously-unreleased material from the time, Liquid Diamonds highlights Leon Lowmans unique blend of lo-fi synth-funk and surf ambience." - Music From Memory.

Artist: MASIN, GIGI
Title: Talk To The Sea
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $32.00
"The highly-anticipated second release from the Music From Memory label takes you into the world of Italian musician Gigi Masin. Part of only a small and very much underground music scene in his hometown of Venice, Gigi Masin self-released two modestly pressed LPs, Wind (1986) and Wind Collector (1991), and appeared alongside Charles Hayward for the Sub Rosa compilation LP Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre Volume 2 (1988). Having met with little commercial success in Italy at the time, Gigi Masins solo albums remained for the most part totally unknown. His music has though in recent years, and seemingly by pure word of mouth, developed almost something of a cult following. Gigi Masins uniquely intricate and at times deeply emotive compositions take the listener into a realm of contemplation, a spellbound mind state where time and space appear to dissolve. His sparse and hypnotic often loop-based compositions seem to draw parallels with Detroit technos earliest beginnings, all at once conjuring those same feelings of both melancholic longing and ecstatic joy. With access to Masins large body of work, far greater than that of the handful of released recordings, Music From Memorys new compilation covers a period of over 30 years, from the mid-1980s up until recent works. Including 17 compositions, most of which have remained unreleased or unavailable until now, Talk to the Sea aims to shine a light on Gigi Masins unique and heartfelt talent. This is electronic music from the soul." - Music From Memory.
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Artist: MPUNGA, DENIS & PAUL K
Title: Criola
Format: LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $21.00
"An mini LP of works by Denis Mpunga and Paul K., all recorded between 1980-1984. Combining elements of traditional African music with experimental electronics, the Belgian/Congolese duo released only a handful of tracks, scattered across a few rare LP and cassette compilations that were put out in the mid-eighties by obscure European labels. This release also includes a few previously unreleased songs that were found on the original master tapes. Relocating with his family from the Congo to Belgium in 1973 at the young age of 13, Denis Mpunga grew up in Liege and quickly became deeply embedded in its musical scene, forming the group Gomma Percussions in 1979; a percussive group driven by West African influences. A side project Eko-Kuango formed by the Gomma Percussion members also saw the release in 1985 of the now much sought after 12" Fura (1986), which also includes Denis Mpunga on vocals. Denis has continued to produce and compose music, perhaps most notably writing the soundtrack for the Dardenne brotherss La Promesse (1996). Patrick Stas, who would release with Denis under the "Paul K." moniker, was a well-known local musician in Liege and considered something of a luminary figure in the electronic and experimental music scene in Belgium. Patrick would set up the independent cassette and vinyl label Home Produkt. Both well-known figures in Lieges music scene, the two of them would join forces in 1980 to work together on a soundtrack for a childrens animation company called CAMERA etc, recording the Intermezzo tracks which are included here. Keen to experiment further as a duo, Denis would propose the idea of combining some more traditional songs or percussive African elements with Patricks experiments with drum computers and synthesizers. Working around more conventional instruments such as guitar and bass, Denis would also bring balafons, senzas, and a zither to their recordings whilst Patrick would work with an array of synthesizers and drum machines, such as the Roland MC 202, TB 303, and TR 808, and the Korg MS20 and Monopoly. The recordings set out to play with and challenge preconceptions and expectations of African music and African culture. Together, Denis Mpunga and Paul K.s, if somewhat brief, musical adventure would create a fascinating new musical language: African music born out of an industrial European landscape. 180 gram vinyl." - Music From Memory.

Artist: MUSCI, ROBERTO
Title: Tower Of Silence
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $31.00
"Music From Memory present Tower Of Silence from Roberto Musci. Traveling extensively across Asia and Africa between 1974 and 1985 to study music, Roberto made many field recordings and collected many instruments on his travels which he would then combine with synthesizers and electronics back in Italy." - Music From Memory.
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Artist: RICCI, VITO
Title: I Was Crossing A Bridge
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: France
Price: $30.00
"On the leading edge of NYCs underground music scene, Vito Ricci produced only a handful of self-released cassettes and one LP between 1983 and 1985, with most of his work recorded for experimental theater and performance art pieces. Taking their label name from Riccis only LP, Music From Memory brings together a compilation of works by one of the unsung heroes of New Yorks downtown music scene. Starting out as a percussionist, Riccis early musical journey led him to improvised and experimental jazz; working alongside such luminary musicians as Rashied Ali, Byard Lancaster, Peter Zummo, and Yousef Yancey. He quickly became involved in the avant-garde scene with spoken word performances, film scores for independent movies, and even performances with punk bands at venues such as CBGBs and the Mudd Club, and his compositions drew on all of these influences while channeling them through his experiments with synthesizers and drum computers. Drawing comparisons with New Yorks downtown no-wave scene, Vitos compositions blend his unique use of intricate percussion with a wide sphere of musical influences to create a world of hypnotizing ambient, meditative minimal-synth, dubbed-out electronic funk, and even left-field boogie. With most of Vito Riccis music remaining previously unreleased, the compilation I Was Crossing A Bridge unveils Riccis unique and visionary take on electronic music." - Music From Memory.
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Artist: SAIZ, SUSO
Title: Odisea
Format: Double CD
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Odisea is a retrospective showcase of solo work from Spanish electronic music pioneer Suso Sáiz. Having been at the forefront of Spains experimental music scene since the late 1970s, multi-instrumentalist Suso Sáiz formed the pivotal group Orquesta de las Nubes and studio project Música Esporádica, releasing a string of albums on Madrids now cult label Grabaciones Accidentales, which was also home to groups such as Finis Africae, Mecánica Popular, and Ishinohana. A prolific producer, he has recorded with Spains most singular popular musicians as well as with a number of luminary electronic and world music artists such as Steve Roach, Jorge Reyes, and Salif Keita. Odisea draws material from Susos early solo works, including music from the rare cassette-only Confidencias as well as pieces from his more recent compositions, soundtrack works and previously unreleased tracks. An artist dedicated to experimentation, Susos sparse compositions manifest a solitary and stripped back approach to making music. Fascinated by the possibilities of new technology he experimented with guitar loops, synthesizers, and drum computers creating a unique form of musical hypnotism absorbed by avant-garde/minimalist and non-Western musical influences. The most representative figure of Spains now cult experimental scene, Suso Sáiz remains an exploratory musician in a musical universe that knows no boundaries." - Music From Memory.

Artist: SYSTEM, THE
Title: The System EP
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $20.00
"Music From Memory present a 12" of the little known UK band The System, a project masterminded by Bob Lamb (producer of Duran Duran, UB40). In Bob Lambs studio, the four members of The System set out to make a pop record very much driven by the new possibilities of technology and developments within studio recording. With instrumental tracks "Vampirella", sounding almost prophetic of Detroit techno tracks and "Pendy! Youre In Some Awful Danger" a vaporous synth excursion and anthemic drum-heavy vocal track "Almost Grown", this 12" also features the unreleased "Find It In Your Eyes"." - Music From Memory.

Artist: TURTLE, MICHAL
Title: Are You Psychic?/Astral Decoy
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"Two deeply forward-thinking electronic tracks from British musicianMichal Turtle. "Are You Psychic?" is taken from Turtles obscure Music from the Living Room album (1983), a work created with live instrumentation that manages to sound sample-based, with voices and sound effects recorded directly to tape or put onto tiny 2.5-second cassette loops. The previously unreleased "Astral Decoy" (1984) reflects a growing interest in more analog elements such as xylophone and live percussion, as well as electro and boogie. This 12" precedes Music From Memorys wider compilation of Turtles works, produced with access to the archives of the many recordings made at his family home." - Music From Memory.

Artist: TURTLE, MICHAL
Title: Phantoms Of Dreamland
Format: Double LP
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $31.00
"Following their release of the Michal Turtle 12" Are You Psychic?/Astral Decoy (MFM 008EP, 2015), Music From Memory present Phantoms Of Dreamland; a compilation of works by the UK musician recorded between 1983-1985. This double LP features tracks drawn from the recording sessions for Turtles album Music From The Living Room (1983) and also collects material Turtle recorded shortly after that, for an album which would never materialize. With three tracks taken from Music From The Living Room and the rest of the compilation entirely made up of unreleased tracks, Phantoms Of Dreamland draws on an illustrious period for Michal. In 1982, at the age of only 22, Michal Turtle set up a portable four track studio in his familys South London home, over-running his parents front room with synthesizers, amps and instruments. Here he would create layered and deeply hypnotic tracks that were often built around live jams with musicians he would invite to his home. Although the music can appear to be sample based, all instruments were played live and any voices or sound effects were recorded directly to tape or from tiny cassette loops. Combining electronics with live percussion throughout, Phantoms Of Dreamland reflects a deep sense of musical exploration and creates a uniquely other-worldly musical language of its own." - Music From Memory.

Artist: WORKDUB
Title: EP
Format: 12"
Label: Music From Memory
Country: Netherlands
Price: $18.00
"Music From Memory present a 12" of four tracks from Workdubs elusive privately released albums. Virgil Work Jr and Nicholas Georgieff developed Workdub through weekly improvised jam sessions. Georgieff experimented with rhythm programming, midi, digital effects and sound synthesis whilst Virgil would create intricate rhythm patterns for each song, playing various drum, percussion and synthesizer parts by hand. Together the pair combined ambient music with driving percussive rhythms and melody creating a very ethereal dubbed out instrumental sound which moves between funk, new wave and industrial music. Influenced by: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wally Badarou, Kraftwerk and Larry Heard." - Music From Memory.

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