"Throughout my life, it has been my dream to compose music which would lift the spirits of others just as my favorite artists have done for me. I have been fortunate enough to have done this for a few people and it is my hope that I can connect with a few more via the Internet."
Their latest cd The Traveler is starting to get extensive radio airplay, so you will be hearing more of them in the future especially if you drop into their web pages at
http://www.AviatorRecords.comIf you'd like to drop a few lines to the guys themselves, you can e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playing a strange hybrid of music... their compositions have been played at weddings, funerals, raves, at healing sessions and in meditation. How's that for versatile? Their greatest success so far has been outside the UK, where album sales have outstripped those of Underworld, Leftfield, and The Orb put together. Their long awaited, new album, Psychedelicatessen , is out now.
First came to notice as leader of Be-Bop-Deluxe in the late 70's and now known as one of the more innovative new music writers. His latest project is as part of the new Channel Light Vessel album Excellent Spirits which sees him once again collaborating with Kate St. John, Roger Eno and Laraaji.
For more info, check out the Bill Nelson WWW pages at
Shadowfax's drummer and percussionist has a site dedicated to his work and drumming in general. Called the XofDoom's Drumming the Web it can be found at
David's beautiful and haunting original piano music is often compared to the music of George Winston. However, David does have his own, very unique sound. You can find out for yourself by trying one of his CDs in your home FREE!
This is a new site devoted to this prolific soundtrack composer.
Nightnoise has a unique melding of Celtic, jazz, classical, and pop influences, creating a signature sound all its own. Their official site is at
http://www.windham.com/ourmusic/artist_pages/nightnoise.empty.byartist.htmlWith even more information available here
Entitled "The Complete Michael Nyman Reference" this is a well designed, if a little too serious, web site covering everything you would probably want to know about this master of the film score.
Information about his albums, including Metaphor, can be found at the Deep Cave records homepage
If you are interested in dark, atmospheric, ambient, minimalist and tribal music, then you probably already know Vidna Obmana. Visit his official site at
The Dark Star Official Mike Oldfield Magazine site is at
http://www.ibmpcug.co.uk/~darkstar/While Patrick Wigfull has recently updated and moved his Mike Oldfield homepage to:
http://www.comnet.ca/~pwigfull/mike.htmlAs well as links to other Oldfield sites on the WWW, it contains a biography and a graphical discography (which includes a very rare album no one seems to have heard of).
Higher Octave Music wrote "Osamu Kitajima's 14th album, "Beyond the Circle," is a departure even for the adventurous Japanese-born instrumental composer. As the title suggests, Kitajima ventures beyond his previous pioneering explorations of ambient sound and textures on this release for the new Higher Octave Music custom label, Cyber Octave."
PANGAEA WORLD ORCHESTRA
Keyboard Magazine descibed the music of Duane Frybarger, the man - the orchestra, as "...for inspiration, he borrows freely from Latin dance rhythms, West African percussion-based musics, and jazz and blues forms." His site has recently moved to The Virtual Colony server and now includes real audio samples.
Pianist/composer and occasional contributor to rec.music.newage Ken has a new cd available called Walden which takes its inspiration from Thoreau using quotes of his writings as the subject of each track. In any case, its focus is on creating a musical discovery of beauty and belief in the human spirit and has been well received in the music press.
You can get more information hear samples at
PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA
Sadly Simon Jeffes, the founder of PCO, died last year. Unfortunately the official site at Zopf.com does not seem to be available any more. However, a full discography of their marvellous, eccentric music can be found off the collections section at
The Molecular Music web site is devoted to the music of guitarist/composer David Pritchard and his Air Patterns CD which features music especially written for multiple acoustic guitars.
http://www.cyberverse.com/~sdragon/molecular/molecule.htmlAir Patterns has been featured numerous times on "Echoes" and been reviewed in CD Review and Guitar Player magazines.
The works of A Produce blend the complementary aspects of several realms of modern day trance music -- ethno-ambient, electronic, New Age and space music, the ideal vehicle for relaxation, contemplation, even movement -- into one.
His most recent album of new material is Inscape and Landscape, named after the 1975 book by Pierre Dansareau, a now out-of-print meditation on the human spirit blending with what at the time was a rapidly rising movement in consciousness about the ecology of the planet. For further information head for his website at
RADIO MASSACRE INTERNATIONAL
RMI have a new album out called Republic which is 74 minutes long with 3 tracks. They also now have a WWW page on
Please feel free to come visit the Robert Rich WWW Page located at
As well containing the copies of newsletters there is plenty of information on one of our leading space music composers at
http://www.steveroach.comSteve can also be contacted by writing to him at:
Steve Roach Soundquest Music 8987 E. Tanque Verde Road, #227 Tucson, Arizona 85749-9399 U.S.A
Celtic harpist Kim's soulful and ethereal music has been featured on Hearts of Space and Thistle and Shamrock.
Anna Rugis has been singing since childhood. She gained a broad range of professional experience through her successful career as a session musician in New Zealand and Great Britain. She toured the USA with artists such as Cat Stevens, The Kinks, and Van Morrison. She met her husband, John, while working for Van Morrison.
Her debut release Reconciliation has been decribed by Richard Burmer as "a really beautiful CD."
More information and Real Audio samples can be found at
Tim composes purely in MIDI on a Pc with an Ensoniq soundcard and has a "New Age / Jazz" musical site up at
For the man who could be considered one of the founding fathers of electronic music there is now an official website at
For those interested in the unique music made by Murat go straight to this web site for Real Audio samples of his first two albums Automaton and Binfen
http://linz.orf.at/gast/murat/index.htmBoth albums, currently receiving plenty of airplay in the US and Europe, are available through the Creative Musicians Coalition.
SHAHIN AND SEPEHR
World Café is the latest from this duo; a favourite amongst many r.m.n readers. They now have their own site containing biographies, pictures and song samples at
Ken StitzeI (email@example.com) recently saw Mark playing live. "He does a regular gig at one of the nicest restaurants in town, and it's really a pleasure to have a great meal while Mark mixes his own compositions with jazz standards and all kinds of miscellaneous tunes. (One highlight: Mark's keyboard arrangement of "Cavatina", the lovely guitar theme from the movie "The Deer Hunter".)"
Mark has recently collaborated with a videographer to create a video that portrays the loveliness of the Rocky Mountains, set to Mark's music. It's called Rocky Mountain Mystique. Available for $19.95 from Integrated Media (970-484-3016). You can check out more info at this web site:
http://www.immweb.com/rmm.htmKen asked Mark the best way people could buy his music. He said it can be tough because his recordings are spread between different labels; the best way is just to write to him care of:
Mark Sloniker Music PO Box 633 Fort Collins, CO 80522 USA
A regular contributor to r.m.n. RobinCs web pages have been recently updated and it is actually one of the nicest sites I've visited.
The pages include photos, Robin's personal anecdotes on recording sessions, review quotes, upcoming appearances and more, can be found at
An important figure in the genre of New Age/Contemporary Instrumental music for nearly a decade his elegant blend of romance and cross cultural synthesis has earned him a loyal international following and over a million record sales.
One of the originators of a new genre of music that emerged in the 1970's his music has been described as space music, contemporary instrumental music, new age music, electronic music, and so on. Its' primary instrument is the synthesizer. Or, the human as synthesizer. Michael weaves into his music instruments and sounds from other cultures, newly developed instruments, the human voice, and the sounds of nature.
Recording his own particular, and very atmospheric, style of electronic music based 'round a modular anoalogue synth that he built himself.
http://www.wwu.edu/~n9540283Saul's first, and highly recommended, cd release is out now on the Hypnos label. Called "Washed in Mercury", it is for me electronic music at it's best.