texan musician j.d. emmanuel's career story is, in a way, a story about how the passion of fans can make a difference; about a gifted artist whose music may have been lost to the ages had it not been for the efforts of a new generation of vintage electronic and new age music enthusiasts and collectors.
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the latest release by the parisian label is thanks to a fluke find by an antinote family member, who by pure chance, unearthed an unreleased guitar and synth musical jewel from italy circa 1984. an until now unknown collaboration between a guitar maestro, composer of contemporary dance scores with a gifted electronic music composer.
the soundtrack to a seldom-seen 1974 art film by mort hellig - featuring a total cast of 3, playing "creation," "humanity," and "destruction," respectively - israeli composer aminadav aloni's peculiar, minimal electronic music cues come from a more compositional bent than much of the era's synthetic dabblings. over the course of 8 song-length segments of hand-played melodic refrain, a certain mood is established of laissez-faire, devil-may-care-ish-ness that is, frankly, quite welcome - segments bordering on pure drone / timbral exploration suddenly give way to more melodic & thematic events that belie the music's function.
randall mcclellan was a founding member of the electronic music studio at the eastman school of music in 1967 where he later received a ph.d. in composition, theory and musicology. a growing interest in north indian music and vocal technique prompted him to develop his personal compositional practice into an active platform for inducing altered states of mind.