Suzanne Ciani was a leading figure in New Age music with albums like Velocity of Love and Pianissimo. But behind her sweet, classically derived melodies was an avant-gardist who came of age with the Buchla modular synthesizer in the 1970s.
On the next Echoes it’s Nordic Dreams. From Sigur Ros to Agnes Obel, Erik Wøllo to Ane Brun we’ll hear the sound coming out of Scandinavian musicians that seems to emerge from the other side of consciousness.
Syrinx was an obscure Canadian band making an electronic space music a few years before Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze’s seminal works. They released two albums in 1970 and 1971 and then faded away. But now Syrinx has risen.