Eclectic selections of lo-fi vintage electronica produced in bedrooms around the globe between 1980- 89.
Each downloadable volume of Bedroom Cassette Masters comes with an extensive PDF guide to the artists, the gear and the era + printable j-card cassette inlay.
“Sounds like vintage electronica, looks like vintage electronica…”
A compilation of tracks from all over the web which, while many of them were recorded in the 1980’s using analogue equipment, some of them most definitely were not. Nevertheless all have been produced with that same spirit in mind. Enjoy them at face value.
The album download includes a comprehensive illustrated PDF guide to the tracks and the artists.
released December 22, 2012
Curated by Simon Holland AKA Carrillion. All tracks have been *gently* compressed to bring the levels up to an average for improved listening pleasure. Collated from February to December 2012.
Here are a few earlier tracks I made with a sci-fi movie soundtrack theme:
Here is a nice sound pack created by Berlin based electronic musician, Hainbach.
As more and more of the world goes into Covid-19 quarantine, I thought it would be nice to have a few sounds to get inspired from. This is a mini-Hainbach soundpack for you to make music with, containing some of my most favorite instruments: the Metasonix D1000 drummachine, whose hummy excellence I have enjoyed for long. The amazing Juno60 run through the nicest passive bandpass filters known, acoustic soundtrack loops with prepared piano, my beloved Ciat-Lonbarde modular, humble dictaphone piano loops and of course raw test equipment.
This soundpack is free until the crisis is over, but of course if you have money to spare it is much appreciated. As a performing musician, I have been hit hard by the crisis, at least a third of my yearly income has evaporated.
Use these in your music as you like, feel free to credit me if you release something, there is no licensing fee. DON’T re-package these and sell them as your own loops, that is explicitly not allowed.
Also, you have to figure out BPM and pitch yourself, as I don’t operate in that world. If you like this pack, you can find many many more on patreon.com/hainbach
Stay safe everyone!
Berlin,15th of March 2020
Short video edit to accompany the End of Days EP
The Shamen (/ˈʃeɪmɛn/, SHAY-men) were a Scottish electronic dance music band, formed in 1986 in Aberdeen. The founding members are Colin Angus (born 24 August 1961), Derek McKenzie (born 27 February 1964) and Keith McKenzie (born 30 August 1961). Peter Stephenson (born 1 March 1962) joined shortly after to take over on keyboards from Angus. Several other people were later in the band. Angus then teamed up with Will Sinnott, and together they found credibility as pioneers of rock/dance crossover. When Mr. C joined, the band moved on to international commercial success with “Ebeneezer Goode” and their 1992 Boss Drum album.
The Shamen were preceded by Alone Again Or, the Love-inspired name under which they recorded their first psychedelic electronic pop singles. After their name change, further singles picked up airplay from John Peel. Released in June 1987, the Shamen’s first album, Drop demonstrated their love of 1960s psychedelia, with influences such as Love, Syd Barrett and the 13th Floor Elevators.
Colin Angus later said: “When it first happened, I was still reeling from the shock of Will’s completely unexpected and tragic death, and I couldn’t think about the Shamen at all, couldn’t see how anything could continue. But as I came to terms with it and thought about the situation I realised that what the Shamen was about was positivity and that positivity is like the spirit of the music and positivity acknowledges the need for change. So for those reasons I elected to carry on and also I knew that the name Shamen really meant a lot to Will and that was one of the main attractions for joining the band for him.”
Album in progress..