TangerineDream's incredible, synthy soundtrack to Thief – which is one of the coolest crime flicks ever made in the City Of Chicago – and as great as director Michael Mann and star James Caan are, the soundtrack has a lot to do with that! The droning synth and guitar sound sets the mood in an icy cool way, and the album also stands really strongly on it's own, as one the coolest sets of electro rock instrumentals of the early 80s. Includes "Beach Theme", "Dr. Destructo", "Diamond Diary", "Burning Bar", "Beach Scene", "Scrapyard", "Trap Feeling", "Igneous" and "Confrontation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)
Tyger ... LP Jive (UK), 1987. Used ...
Out Of Stock
Tonto's Expanding Head Band —
Zero Time ... LP Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Consciousness-stretching grooves from Tonto's Expanding Head Band – one of the earliest avant electronic rock records we can think of – and certainly one of coolest of the early 70s! Zero Time is way ahead of the curve when it comes to instrumental electronics – with a sort of pulsing progressive sound that's like the best stuff by TangerineDream – and with a cool bubbling feel to it. Tracks include "Cybernaut", "Jetsex", "Timewhys", "Riversong", and "Aurora". Very groovy, very moogy, and a nice bit of tripped out electronic atmosphere! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear, partially unglued top seam, and a mark from sticker removal.)
Keith Mansfield & Gordon Gilstrap —
Action World ... LP KPM (UK), 1980. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Short electronic pieces released as part of KPM's sound library service. Some of the tracks have a spare cold German electronic feel, with a sound that's somewhere between Kraftwerk (without vocals) and TangerineDream. Titles include "Accelerator", "High Speed Action", "Muscle", "Winning", and "Power Source". This one is a counterpart to Mansfield's Technology & Movement album. LP, Vinyl record album
Creepy, cataclysmic sounds from Oscillotron – a set that's very much in keeping with their previous attempts to revive an older style of horror film scoring – but at a level that's maybe even better than before! The music here is sublime – maybe in the best territory of soundtrack work by TangerineDream or Popol Vuh, with all the spooky tones that might imply – as keyboards move in stark blocks of sound over dark rhythms that are often plodding, but with this forward intensity that makes the music feel as if the whole thing's drawing to some ultra-horrific conclusion! Titles include "Mirage", "Pioneers", "Twilight", "Spiral", "Terminal", and "Cataclysm". LP, Vinyl record album
Spacey electronic score to this bizarre German orgy film from the late 70s! Klaus is in a sparer mode than some of the mid 70s TangerineDream recordings – but the music is quite compelling, and the record only contains three long tracks – "Stardancer", "Blanche", and "PTO" – all of which feature nice keyboard work. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a peeled spot from an old sticker in the top left corner.)