the archive

Soundcloud does not allow me order and organize audio files to my taste. It is hoped that the info and links provided below will provide a clear roadmap through my Soundcloud page.

1979-1983: The Analog Era

Recordings from this era were made with analog reel to reel tape recorders and an array of analog synthesizers and electric keyboards common to that time period. More than anything, this was a period of self-education and discovery for me.

Regarding Strange Attractor: in 1983, I managed to borrow a eight track 1/2" reel eight track recorder and an eight channel PA mixer to record and mix these pieces. Despite my best efforts, the original tracks and mixes were plagued with technical issues (excessive hiss/noise and some distortion). In 2017, I had the opportunity to recover and transfer the original eight track tapes into digital form, and then repair/enhance/remix/remaster the original recordings. The depth and clarity of the remastered version has exceeded my wildest expectations.

Archival Revival (1979-1982)

This Soundcloud set contains my early electronic music work, recorded using analog synths and effects, on 1/4" two- and four-track reel to reel tape recorders. There are 17 tracks in this set.

Strange Attractor (1983)

My first album-length recording of electronic music, recorded in 1983 on an eight-track 1/2" reel to reel deck. In 2017, the eight-track master tapes were baked, digitized, cleaned up, enhanced and remixed.