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Artist: EMERALD WEB
Title: The Stargate Tapes
Format: CD
Label: B-Music
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
“2013 release. Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, whilst splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida-raised soul mate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. At the turn of the 1980s, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple embarked on a ten-year spiritual journey playing at planetariums and laser shows above the same Californian silicon city that devised the early computer music software, unifying their state-of-the-art modular synth soundscapes and organic compositions of flutes, bells and field recordings and furnishing a self-pressed cassette tapeography of inimitable Emerald Web music for their self-funded Stargate label. Having first communicated via the medium of music as flute players at a South Florida jam session, the future space music luminaries would be instrumental in assisting synthesizer companies via feedback and consultancy in developing instruments such as the Lyricon wind synth (favored by Suzanne Ciani and Bruno Spoerri) and various sponsored machines for Arp, Buchla, EML, Computone and Orchestron. Named after a laser show formation and combining influences from science fiction films, fantasy novels and a broad musical spectrum including Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Its A Beautiful Day and Goro Yamaguchi, Bob and Kat would balance day jobs as synth programmers as well as TV and film soundtrackers under the moniker BobKat Productions (counting microscope nature documentarian Carl Sagan amongst their clients) with evening synthesizer shows at galleries, spiritual centers and even punk clubs. This compilation album comprises early tracks from Emerald Webs debut vinyl release and the four rare cassette-only albums on Stargate Records from 1979-1982. Taken from original master tapes and recorded using revolutionary and prototypal music technology, many of these tracks have never been on vinyl or CD until now.” - B-Music.

Artist: EMERALD WEB
Title: Whispered Visions
Format: LP
Label: Finders Keepers
Country: UK
Price: $26.00
"Sharing social circles and spiritual ideologies with artists such as Iasos, Connie Demby and Deuter, while splitting label release schedules with Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel, and Wendy Carlos, the unique Florida-raised soulmate duo known as Emerald Web released their privately-pressed debut LP at an axis where post-prog rock met proto-new age and ambient electronic music. From the notes by Kat Epple: "When originally released, one music reviewer described Whispered Visions as: A cosmic tapestry of sound, woven with threads of shimmering synthesizer timbres and luminous flute melodies. This album was made using early synthesizers, sequencers, Lyricon and flutes. When it was recorded in 1980 our synths were regarded as state of the art technology. Originally released exclusively on compact cassette it was our second of a total of 14 independent releases. The band Emerald Web consisted of Bob Stohl and myself and our goal was to create innovative synthesizer orchestration and blend electronic music and acoustic instruments. From 1978 to 1990 we recorded, toured, and performed in planetariums while composing soundtracks for Carl Sagan, amongst others. Bob and I were consultants for (and were lucky enough to be sponsored by) companies and individuals that were creating the latest music technology. At the time Emerald Web was one of the few Space Music bands which performed live in concert using synthesizers and sequencers, most of which had volatile memory and no pre-set sound banks. Unfortunately, Bob passed away in 1990. Since then I have continued to compose music for film and perform in concert as a solo artist, as Emerald Web and with various other ensembles." - Finders Keepers.

Artist: EMERALD WEB
Title: Dragon Wings And Wizard Tales
Format: LP
Label: Sebastian Speaks
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"The first release from 1979 by new age/electronic duo EMERALD WEB, composed of husband and wife BOB STOHL and KAP EPPLE. Lots of trippy flute and synthesizer soundscapes with the odd vocal track from Epple. A unique sound somewhere between Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh, and the Blade Runner soundtrack, all filtered through homemade found nature sound weirdness and naive studio trickery. The sound of South Florida getting kosmische." -Sebastian Speaks.
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