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Passion - (3:28) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Man I Feel - (3:22) 120 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue again delves in the world of private pressings, with a reissue of British electronic pop meets proto-house duo 4AM. With copies of their self titled album now highly sought after, this timely reissue presents two of their songs as a stand alone single.

Consisting of multi-instrumentalist Steve Kirby - piano, guitar, bass, programming - and vocalist Kevin Finch, 4AM came together after youths filled with a love of music. Following a string of band attempts, Steve dived in to the world of midi, allowing him to build a studio set up and play solo. A meeting with new work colleague Kevin quickly developed to joining forces to expand on his early demos.

Their melodic, dance-influenced pop draws on a love of Japan, OMD and The The, but also ECM jazz and a touch of white boy soul. The TR-808 drum and hi-hats, string stabs and random acid squelches - although no TR-303 was used - highlights the influence the nascent House sounds emanating from the second summer of love of 1988/89 had in their music melting pot.

Over this, personal lyrics flow, full of honest emotions and a touch of youthful naivety thrown in - of relationships, love, sex and passions. Intended as a personal artifact, the original album was released in 1990 with no promotion or live shows and has taken until now, some 30 years, to find a cult audience. I want you with a Passion.
ERC 085
08 Nov 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Sexy Boogie - (6:41) 107 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hoochie Coochie Man - (6:05) 123 BPM
Played by: Superbreak
Review: Stuart Leath's Emotional Rescue label is returning to the dance in a big way this Spring, with a couple of killer reissues of long forgotten Caribbean disco jams. This first one is, predictably, essential, with former Blue Beat chanteuse Lauren Aitken's 1978 disco-reggae killer "Sexy Boogie" being the centre of attention. Curiously, it was only a B-side first time around, but rightly deserves greater exposure. Aitken is in fine form singing over an undulating disco-reggae groove peppered with sweet guitars and twinkling pianos. Soft Rocks man Piers Harrison gets his scalpel out on the flip, turning original A-side "Hoochie Coochie Man" into a yearning dub disco chugger that largely dispenses with Aitken's vocals.
ERC 021
19 Jun 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ballenas - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
Adios Tren De Jaipur - (4:07) 69 BPM
   
Midnight Round Mekines - (5:19) 66 BPM
   
Donde Una Amapola Blanca Revienta - (5:01) 99 BPM
   
Tierre A La Vista - (4:19) 91 BPM
   
Tagomago - (4:37) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
El Colegio De Alvarito - (4:31) 115 BPM
   
Eucaliptus Blues - (5:35) 84 BPM
   
Himalaya - (4:03) 70 BPM
   
Interior Del Bosque - (4:27) 84 BPM
   
A Una Muchacha - (1:15) 126 BPM
   
La Alegria Del Coyote - (5:35) 85 BPM
   
Gran Via - (4:11) 96 BPM
   
Kabul - (4:18) 76 BPM
   
La Oracion Y El Te - (3:17) 60 BPM
   
Rio Nilo - (4:15) 81 BPM
ERC 020
04 Aug 14
Balearic/Downtempo
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Wild It's Broken (TP version) - (4:00) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It's Broken (original 7) - (3:13) 115 BPM
Played by: Martin Brodin
ERC 001
24 Sep 12
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Yonge Street Jam Band 1 - (4:24) 114 BPM
   
Yonge Street Jam Band 2 - (4:16) 114 BPM
   
Yonge Street Jam Band (Jonny 5 Discomix) - (8:53) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
ERC 042
15 Sep 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mermaid - (4:01) 76 BPM
   
Pipe Winds - (5:07) 119 BPM
   
Pathways - (4:16) 122 BPM
   
Dreaming In Colors - (2:52) 78 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rainsong - (4:16) 75 BPM
   
Rituals - (3:36) 80 BPM
   
Maiden Flight - (3:52) 69 BPM
   
Painted Lake - (4:43) 101 BPM
   
Obsession - (4:42) 80 BPM
   
In The Sun - (1:56) 116 BPM
Played by: Private Agenda
Review: Emotional Rescue unearth yet another pearl of curiosity from the mists of the 80s here, kicking off a series looking at the work of guitarist Carl Weingarten. This album is a fine place to start, as Weingarten teams up with Walter Whitney for an engrossing exploration of ambient synth work merged with careful use of slide guitar and more besides. It's very much of its time, originally released on Multiphase in 1985, and it's as charming and naive as it is accomplished. There's a new age sweetness to the harmonic composition, but the sound palette is deceptively deep, not least thanks to Weingarten's multifaceted approaches to his instrument. Dreaming In Colours sets a promising tone for what the rest of the series holds.
ERC 055
02 Jul 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Visiones Incomunicadas - (3:40) 123 BPM
   
Juegos Confusos - (2:30) 106 BPM
   
Uranio Enriquecido - (1:38) 97 BPM
   
Programaciann - (4:02) 120 BPM
   
Aproximaciann Dos - (2:37) 111 BPM
   
Murmullo Atonal - (4:41) 87 BPM
   
Sensaciann Melancailica - (5:22) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ella Baila - (3:14) 122 BPM
   
Operativo - (4:21) 112 BPM
   
Humanos De America - (3:51) 119 BPM
   
Aproximaciann Uno - (1:46) 113 BPM
Review: While some of the material reissued on Emotional Rescue will be familiar to Baelaric and kosmiche crate-diggers, it's likely that few will have heard of Carlos Cataia's Orquesta. Written, produced and released in Argentina way back in 1985, it sees noted keyboardist Cutaia - ably assisted by producer pals Alejandro Oucinde and Oscar Dominguez - joining the dots between quirky synth-pop, post-boogie space funk, Berlin-School ambience, and the kind of dreamy, chugging fare that would now be described as "Balearic". It's more than a little eccentric, but contains a slew of brilliant cuts, including the weirdo space-pop of "Operativo", and the tape delay heavy piano ambience of sublime closer "Aproximaciann Uno".
ERC 027
22 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Robot Jam (part 1) - (6:43) 115 BPM
   
Robot Jam (part 2) - (5:30) 115 BPM
   
Robot Jam (Nick The Record & Dan Tyler rerub) - (8:26) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: If you read interviews with Stuart Leath, you'll probably be aware of the amount of work he was put into tracking down Trinidadian husband-and-wife team Carl and Carol Jacobs. Some 24 months later, the fruits of his efforts have materialized in this superb reissue of their obscure (and ludicrously hard to find) 1986 electro-calypso gem "Robot Jam". It's one of those records that shouldn't work - it's effectively a fusion of replayed and re-sung bits from records by Santana, Rock Master Scott and Rappin' Duke - but still sounds brilliantly futuristic nearly 30 years after its' initial release. The two-part original is joined on the flip by a brilliantly fitting, echo-laden "re-rub" from Nick The Record and Dan Tyler, better known as one half of the Idjut Boys.
ERC 022
13 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Lifestream (extended mix) - (6:26) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rain Trek - (6:12) 57 BPM
Review: Clifford White is the kind of 80s curio that Emotional Rescue love so dearly - a bedroom keyboard warrior who happened to catapult to professional studio environs in the blink of an eye. The two tracks pressed up here previously appeared on a 1989 LP in an abridged version - White has returned to both tracks and stretched them out to enhance their playability in the dance. Both "Lifestream" and "Rain Trek" aren't your typical party starters though - rather they're lilting, uplifting synth expressions strapped to a mixable beat. That's exactly why they've been hot property on the Balearic scene for a long time, and now they're available in loud-cut, blissfully extended form for the modern heads to get dreamy to.
ERC 064
08 Oct 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Space-Disco - (4:43) 118 BPM
   
Space-Disco (1978 original) - (5:23) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: In Flagranti
Review: "It all started in 1974 with the purchase of my first Mini Moog and another 70's dream machine,
a white Mellotron M 400." So starts Klaus Hoffmann of his 40 years love affair with the Mellotron. Moving from Prog-Rock guitarist to Cosmic Disco warrior in a space of a few years, the birth of Cosmic Hoffmann would
lead to a number of classic Kosmiche albums through-out the 1980s. Before this though came Space-Disco. Initially recorded in 1978 after endless late night sessions exploring the new realms of this free form electronic music, the first incarnation was recorded live to tape for a failed film project. An uplifting spaced-out synth journey, it was the later reworked version that would go on to become the lost cult classic. With added disco syncopation taking the track into interstellar spheres, it appeared only as a flipside of Cosmic Hoffmann's first and last single,
"Weltraumboogie", in 1982. Unfortunately the release did not make much impression at the time but has become highly sought-after for the more leftfield DJ and music lovers in the years since. Now fully licensed and remastered, the inclusion of the unreleased 1978 Original will be only add to the collectors dream.
ERC 003
03 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Flight To Jamaica - (5:04) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Skank - (3:57) 118 BPM
ERC 048
17 Nov 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Let's Chase The Sun - (3:53) 122 BPM
   
Automatically, You And Me - (4:12) 127 BPM
   
I Need Somebody - (4:36) 72 BPM
   
Let's Make A Love Child - (4:07) 113 BPM
   
A Natural Love - (3:13) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mesmerise A Friend - (4:15) 73 BPM
Review: Some people seem like they should have been born in a different era - think of Jacob Rees-Mogg or those odd folks who dress in 1940s clothing 24/7. This EP, likewise, was really born to be played on the sun deck of your late 70s Laurel Canyon mansion, packed as it is with lazy, laidback grooves that blend soul, jazz-funk and rock influences with a sprinkling of house-y pianos and synth stabs. The Latin-tinged 'I Need Somebody' is one standout, while 'A Natural Love' captures that early 80s soul vibe nicely, but really it's an EP that's best allowed to wash over you whole while you get the cocktails ready...
ERC 084
23 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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This Is How You Came - (8:04) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Q - (4:59) 80 BPM
   
Klein Python - (3:04) 133 BPM
   
Network - (7:07) 132 BPM
Played by: Vermelho
Review: Emotional Rescue's latest reissue project sees them collect three separate EPs of collected material from Dunkelziffer, one of Germany's best - and most underrated - bands. Arriving at the end of the Krautrock explosion of the 1970s, Dunkelziffer was formed out of the original sessions that created the classic Phantom Band, and was centred around Dominik von Senger (Golf Channel), Reiner Linke and Helmut Zerlett, but with a cast of floating members that included Jaki Liebezeit, Damo Suzuki, Olek Gelba, Wolfgang Schubert, Stefan Krachten and Matthias Keul. Making four groundbreaking albums over a 6 year period, they took their cue from the classic Krautrock triumverate of heavy repetitive drumming, intricate, overlapping melody and sonic intonation, adding dub, soul and jazz elements to expand the sound into the new decade. The first part features four tracks all fully licensed and remastered; "This Is How You Came", "Q", "Klein Python" and "Network", which all perfectly introduce the group's expansive sound to the uninitiated.
ERC 007
22 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Trailer II - (5:05) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bleib Nicht So Lang Im Schatten Stehn - (2:30) 74 BPM
   
Dark Number - (2:20) 108 BPM
   
Oriental Cafe - (10:03) 116 BPM
Played by: ERIK RUG
Review: This second part of Emotional Rescue's Dunkelziffer reissue project sees the underrated Krautrock Supergroup formed of Dominik von Senger (Golf Channel), Reiner Linke and Helmut Zerlett, and the rotating cast that also included Jaki Liebezeit, Damo Suzuki, Olek Gelba, Wolfgang Schubert, Stefan Krachten and Matthias Keu get a second EP of carefully selected material, fully licensed and remastered. "Trailer II" comes from their 1986 album III, and is a proto psyche-disco number with a healthy does of live bass funk, while "Blieb Nicht So Lang Im Schatten" is a more frenetic number from the 1983 album Colours and Soul. On the flip, "Dark Number" provides a dubbed out combination of tribal rhythms and light synth textures, while "Oriental Cafe" is a dark, motorik jam with arid Middle Eastern melodies simmering to the surface.
ERC 008
29 Jul 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Retrospection - (13:25) 61 BPM
   
See It - (5:59) 65 BPM
   
Colours & Soul - (3:50) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: This third part of Emotional Rescue's Dunkelziffer reissue project sees the underrated Krautrock super group formed of Dominik von Senger (Golf Channel), Reiner Linke and Helmut Zerlett, and the rotating cast that also included Jaki Liebezeit, Damo Suzuki, Olek Gelba, Wolfgang Schubert, Stefan Krachten and Matthias Keu get a third EP of fully licensed and remastered material from the six year career. First is the 13 minute "Retrospective" from 1984's In The Night, an improvisational Krautrock jam with elements of dub and jazz, while the remainder sees the smoother, Balearic tones and soulful vocals of "See It" from their final album, 1989's Songs For Everyone. Finally, "Colours and Soul", the title track from the group's 1983 debut provides a fitting end to the three EPs, its pop sensibility encapsulating just how wide ranging Dunkelziffer's music was.

ERC 009
05 Aug 13
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Axis Of Love - (8:36) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
8th Ray - (5:48) 124 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue continue their exploration of the cult Miami label Dancefloor Records with this slice of sensual deep house heaven from the obscure Eighth Ray. Originally released in 1991, this is tripped out dance music of the highest order that, as the press release rightly says, aligns with the honey-coated grooves that were emanating from Italy at the time. With its effortless joie de vivre and warm, clear production, "Axis Of Love" is a perfect warm up or melt out jam. "8th Ray" is a more bleepy affair that wouldn't sound out of place rubbing up against some of the early Warp Records jams.
ERC 038
03 Jul 17
Deep House
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Axis Of Love - (8:39) 120 BPM
   
8th Ray - (5:50) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
ERC 038
21 Jul 17
Deep House
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Introduction - (1:06) 109 BPM
   
Le Reveil - (4:33) 94 BPM
   
L'Amour Pour Bouclier - (4:18) 60 BPM
   
Ne Doute Pas - (3:58) 60 BPM
   
Le Long De Fleuve Amour - (4:00) 71 BPM
   
Le Guerrier - (2:24) 56 BPM
   
Introduction - (0:14) 69 BPM
   
Secret - (2:12) 56 BPM
   
Aurore - (9:04) 129 BPM
   
Kiroel - (0:26) 79 BPM
   
Douleur - (2:31) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sorciere - (3:31) 129 BPM
   
De L'Autre Cote Du Miroir - (2:46) 128 BPM
   
Les Coquillages - (1:43) 116 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue is delighted to offer this compilation of music from Elaine Kibaro and her particular coalesce of chanson, folk, balearic and touch of disco, all encased in her strong French and North African roots.

The music included here, released between 1979 to 1989, is an expression of her development, of music changes matching growth in life, conveyed through her emotions in song. Opening with the spoken word Introduction from her debut album, "Mirrors" and the folk rock of melodies of Le Reveil from the 1981 follow up, Au Soleil, her early works are characterised by band, orchestra and choirs complimenting her voice as one.

This is further heard on the mystical Sorciere, psyche percussion of Secret, the marching Le Guerrier and the inclusion her first "hit" with Aurore, appearing her in all it's extended, off-kilter guitar meets organ form.

Exploring sensitivity and desires the compilation matches these earlier folk and world inspired songs with her move towards electronic production that accompanied a return some 4 years later, adding balearic and even pop dance found on 1985's Le Long De Fleuve Amour and the following 1989 opus, in Kiroel.

L'Amour Pour Bouclier and Ne Doute Pas lift her music higher towards lovers' heights, with word, melody, and rhythm giving the desire to dance and be free, while her continuing exploration of chanson and spoken word takes on new meanings via the new wave meets estoric Douleur, while the emotionally charged soundscape of Kiroel brings balance.

Inspired by the purity of song, Kibaro's music's has a timeless essence to behold; a voice and words found through life experience - beauty, discovery, nature and dreams.

A love and hope in music, her quest for the infinite potential in song.
ERC 066
18 Dec 18
Balearic/Downtempo
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Fajrann - (5:44) 127 BPM
   
Ne Doubte Pas (instrumental) - (4:05) 120 BPM
ERC 067
30 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Soft Touch - (4:18) 112 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Keep On Dancing - (3:41) 113 BPM
   
In The Rain - (3:27) 73 BPM
   
Be What You Want To Be - (4:37) 118 BPM
   
Papa Doo - (5:15) 90 BPM
   
Why Not - (4:07) 101 BPM
Played by: LEGO EDIT
Review: As far as collaborative delights go, this really takes the cake. Miami boogie wildcard Noel Williams, aka King Sporty, throwing it down heavy with legendary Jamaican reggae axe man Ernest Ranglin - as you might expect, the results are incendiary. "Soft Touch" has a hint of the cosmic about it as it romps through insanely catchy chorus chants, stirring brass stabs and Ranglin's sweet licks. "Keep On Dancing" has a more uptempo feel, "In The Rain" slips into a laid back reggae skank and "Be What You Want To Be" turns the vintage disco heat back up. Throughout this wonderful mini LP, the duo switch between each other's strengths and bring out the best in each other, like all good collaborations should.
ERC 083
10 Jun 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Can't Crack (Broken mix) - (6:24) 60 BPM
   
Throw Away The Script (instrumental mix) - (5:16) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dancing The Hard Bargain (extended mix) - (6:25) 93 BPM
   
Bullet (Unreleased mix) - (9:08) 78 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue return to the music of cult British group Furniture, shining a light on this unique band's extended 12" mixes and alternate takes. In the 80s tradition, these versions shrug off commercial concerns for something more exciting - long run times and space to tease FX and processes that a radio-friendly single wouldn't allow. "I Can't Crack (Broken Mix)" is an epic crescendo, while the instrumental mix of "Throw Away The Script" locks into a scratchy percussive workout anchored by a moody bassline. The sprightly piano lines and cascading sax on "Dancing The Hard Bargain" are a delight to lose yourself in, while "Bullet" strikes a somber but stirring tone to close the EP out.
ERC 073
28 Oct 19
Pop
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Transatlantic Cable - (3:25) 120 BPM
   
They're On Me - (2:57) 80 BPM
   
Robert Nightman's Story - (3:51) 113 BPM
   
I Miss You - (4:32) 74 BPM
   
Why Are We In Love - (5:10) 103 BPM
   
A Letter To Myself - (3:54) 115 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue is delighted to present the first of two EPs from British '80s band Furniture, starting with their much sought-after, six-song "mini-album" - as they were known then - which has recently been rediscovered by a new generation of DJs and collectors.

"Transatlantic Cable" compares the cliches of a certain type of American romance - Bogart, Sinatra, Dean - to the reality of life in West London. "They're On Me" is probably one of very few pop songs to feature double bass and the word "newsagent", while "Robert Nightman's Story" is powered by a riff on marimba and abrasive rhythm guitar.

"I Miss You", a torch song so good you'd think Julie London might have cut it. A highlight for many is "Why Are We In Love". This track is a key reason for the revival of interest in the band, with pattering rhythm part and the sweet clarinet melody, creating an atmosphere that has attracted a following among discerning DJs. "A Letter To Myself" introduced the band's new, expanded line-up adding Sally Still (bass, vocals) and Maya Gilder (keyboards), which would endure until the band stopped in 1990.
ERC 072
04 Mar 19
Pop
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A Beat For You (original mix) - (7:32) 77 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Beat For You (remix) - (5:11) 77 BPM
ERC 047
17 Nov 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Stop This Fussing & Fighting (original mix) - (8:03) 98 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Capo & The Crew - "Mad Blank" (remix) - (5:11) 97 BPM
ERC 049
31 Jan 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I Have Been Waiting For You (vocal) - (3:47) 81 BPM
   
I Have Been Waiting For You (version) - (3:38) 81 BPM
   
I Have Been Waiting For You (DJ Duckcomb Digimix) - (7:19) 81 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Emotional Rescue serve up a balmy curveball cut perfect for the summer months here. Glen Ricks "I Have Been Waiting For You" was originally released back in 1983 on the highly collectible Seraf label, and it's rightly been a holy grail dig ever since. With a distinctive swinging funk in the groove and some deliciously wobbly dub chords, this is not your average 80s boogie cut. Ricks' vocal channels the most soulful Jamaican deliveries, sealing the deal on this evergreen jam that sounds great in original and version forms. DJ Duckcomb steps up with a tender "Digimix" that retains the dusty crunch of the original with just a little extra bite in the beats.
ERC 082
29 Jul 19
Roots/Lovers Rock
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I've Been Waiting For You (vocal) - (3:47) 81 BPM
   
I've Been Waiting For You (instrumental) - (3:38) 81 BPM
   
I've Been Waiting For You (DJ Duckcomb Discomix) - (7:19) 81 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Emotional Rescue heads to the Caribbean and the effervescent boogie funk of Glen Ricks. The Jamaican groover originally released the much sought-after "I've Been Waiting For You" in 1983, and it's been hard to track down ever since. Whether in its full vocal form or the beautifully dubbed out instrumental version, this is a seriously sunny slice of good time party music that stands up to any boogie classic you care to mention. LA's DJ Duckcomb steps up for a Discomix of the original that draws on the vocal and instrumental takes to sustain that balmy vibe for even longer - the selector's dream!
ERC 081
28 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Ramana - (6:34) 88 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Bohdran - (6:38) 102 BPM
   
Amazonas - (9:22) 75 BPM
   
Blue Castle - (8:05) 80 BPM
   
Rain - (9:32) 115 BPM
   
Semi-Piliated Human - (4:16) 114 BPM
   
Drala - (9:13) 94 BPM
   
Bendir - (15:11) 106 BPM
   
Sweat Season - (5:40) 99 BPM
   
Seven Heaven - (11:38) 75 BPM
   
Silver Lining - (4:29) 110 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue is delighted to present a collection of works by the founding father of the modern drum movement, Glen Velez. Collated from his first 3 solo albums from 1985 to 1989, Sweet Season is a snapshot in to the pioneering composing and performance of this four-time Grammy winner. Born in 1949, of Mexican American ancestry, Velez grew up in Texas before moving to New York in 1967. Playing jazz on the drums he soon gravitated to hand drums from around the world (frame drums in particular), seeking out teachers from many different musical traditions.

Among the many instruments Velez favours are the Irish bodhran, the Brazilian pandeiro, the Arabic riq, the North African bendir and the Azerbaijani ghaval. Although these instruments are similar in construction they have their own playing techniques that open new possibilities.

Sweet Season highlights this vocabulary, mixing and adapting techniques from various cultures to develop new ones. The music, often composed as cross-cultural ensembles, has a particular fondness for polyrhythms - superimposing different meters simultaneously - while incorporating Stepping Split-tone and Central Asian Overtone singing to complete the global horizons.

This new genre of contemporary drumming has been hugely influential and seen Velez work with the likes of John Cage and Steve Reich, as well as teaching his virtuosic combinations of hand movements and finger techniques to many emerging players.
ERC 078
13 Dec 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon - (3:37) 110 BPM
   
The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon (Cherrystones rework) - (7:24) 110 BPM
   
City Of Lagoons - (5:11) 67 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
City Of Lagoons (Cherrystones rework) - (5:10) 90 BPM
Review: A connection that perhaps didn't seem obvious at first but makes sense when you think about it, space rock titans get the niche reissue treatment on Emotional Rescue with Chuggy's ever prolific stable picking two deep cuts from the band's frankly intimidating back catalogue. Originally released in 1976 on "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music", "The Aubergine That Ate Rangoon" and "City Of Lagoons" are both examples of Hawkwind at their cosmic best, and not afraid to hold down a groove either. Alongside the originals, we're also treated to some wild remix versions from wayfaring astral traveler Cherrystones - lucky for us!
ERC 074
18 Mar 19
Rock
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Gimme Your Lovin - (5:43) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dr Sarmaz - (6:14) 131 BPM
   
Feel It Flow - (3:56) 60 BPM
   
Atai (L'Eau Est Chaude) - (4:35) 124 BPM
   
Culture Rescue Service - (5:03) 96 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue is proud to reissue a collection of global music band, International Noise Orchestra, presented across 4 special EPs. Founded when Berlin based musician Ulrich Hornberg mixed a newly acquired Commodore 64 with visiting Algerian drummer Jol Allouche's tablas - old culture meets new technology - the fundamentals were laid. Simple, maybe na?ve, with a curiosity to combine and inspire. Old meets new starts with their cover of Gimme Your Lovin, taking Winwood's classic and molding a white funk, pop, rock, dance hybrid, with enigmatic actor / singer Richard Strange's distinctive poetic delivery. Following Dr Sarmaz, released under INO's alias - Internationales Ger?uschorchester - the global dance vibrations begin. Feel It Flow is pure 80's dance pop, with Glynnis Thomas (Savage Progress) distinctive tones leading to the jazz fusion of Ata?, before closing with the guitar / synth / tabla rhythms of Culture Rescue Service.
ERC 092
03 Jul 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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La Luna/Ishinohana - (6:07) 60 BPM
   
El Beso Negro - (5:47) 115 BPM
   
Delta - (7:41) 70 BPM
   
Lucia - (4:46) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Satori En Madrid - (3:14) 70 BPM
   
La Flor De Pierdra - (2:51) 75 BPM
   
Variacion 23 - (4:46) 72 BPM
   
Estrellas - (5:21) 129 BPM
Review: Fresh from 1986 - and recently re-edited by John Talabot - documents do not get any more Balearic than this.... Spanish trio Ishinohana's debut album is rich in cosmic attitude. At points daydreaming while the sand laps at its toes (the lilting nylon strings and soft padded hand drums of "Lucia", the overlapping guitars and galloping refrains of "La Flor De Piedra"), at others a much darker, more spacious star-gazing affair (the Arabic dreams of "El Beso Negro") and at others a heavier rhythmic, floor-minded approach (the lolloping bass and reggae-wise strums of "Variacion 23") this is a timeless document that befits situations and sceneries that existed long before this record was conjured up... And will remain so for generations after. Stunning.
ERC 025
29 Jun 15
Balearic/Downtempo
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Invaders Of The Heart (Decadent Disco mix) - (9:03) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Long, Long Way - (6:41) 110 BPM
   
Blowout - (4:56) 100 BPM
   
East - (5:53) 110 BPM
   
Voodoo - (5:51) 92 BPM
   
Nocturnal - (8:40) 71 BPM
   
Blowout (instrumental) - (5:09) 100 BPM
   
Fading - (7:12) 72 BPM
Played by: Benjamin Fröhlich
Review: Jah Wobble's biography is a long and winding one, and he's achieved a lot both in collaboration with others and of his own accord. Emotional Rescue know a talented auteur when they hear one, and in the case of Wobble they've chosen to shed light on one of his less well documented phases, when he started his own label called Lago. Drawing on recordings made between 1981 and 1985, The Lago Years is a captivating listen that touches on post punk and no wave all the way through to dreamy psychedelia and the kind of world music Wobble would become so well known for later on in his career. An essential collection for any lovers of leftfield music and mysticism.
ERC 035
26 Jun 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Stay Cool - (4:44) 52 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
International Times - (5:16) 53 BPM
   
We Bring Light - (5:11) 69 BPM
   
Eagle On The Wing - (6:17) 129 BPM
   
Go With The Flow - (4:07) 55 BPM
   
For The Love Of Life - (4:47) 56 BPM
   
More Love - (4:53) 85 BPM
   
Inner Fire - (4:36) 68 BPM
ERC 004
12 Nov 12
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Stay Cool (Al Usher remix) - (6:13) 105 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Stay Cool (Al Usher dub) - (6:08) 105 BPM
   
This Time (Al Usher remix) - (6:03) 107 BPM
   
Times - Dub (Aphophenia dub) - (6:04) 106 BPM
Review: In 2011 Jaki Whitren & John Cartwright's original International Times LP saw a release on Emotional Rescue after originally hitting the shelves in 1982. The pair are now part of a remix EP by Misericord and one-time Internasjonal producer Al Usher, who supplies two remixes and a dub, while a spacey Aphophenia dub to the track "Times" has added for extra measure. Usher's first rework of "Stay Cool" sounds like a 2013 meeting between a purple-clad Prince and a young Diana Ross, while the Dub version sees Prince's funk make way for Giorgio Moroder sound design. Also included is the acoustic-leaning "This Time", which could easily soundtrack a mesmeric highway-driving scene from Thelma & Louise.

ERC 012
12 Aug 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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That Will Be That - (3:08) 85 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
This Time - (4:28) 88 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue previously dived into the plush, soulful and verdant sound of Jaki Whitren and John Cartwright with the reissue of their essential International Times album back in 2013. Sadly Whitren and Cartwright passed away two years ago, and this 7" of previously CD/digital-only material materialises in tribute to these wonderfully talented souls. "That Will Be That" is an effervescent boogie jam with rich synths that interplay beautifully with Whitren's stunning vocal, while "This Time" takes a starkly opposite approach with just the most delicate of keys lingering behind Whitren's powerful, echoing vocal. It's a poignant note of remembrance for two gifted musicians who shone their light into the world.
ERC 069
03 Dec 18
Soul
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The Conversation (original mix) - (4:55) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
The Conversation (Aphophenia version) - (5:29) 108 BPM
Played by: Richard Rossa
ERC 011
04 Nov 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Mysteries Of The East (original mix) - (5:39) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Mysteries Of The East ('88 Mecca mix) - (5:15) 120 BPM
ERC 029
22 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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I-CanIa - (7:09) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A La Izquierda Del ColibriI - (9:03) 90 BPM
   
El Hacedor De Lluvia - (4:59) 94 BPM
   
Wawaki - (6:39) 100 BPM
   
Lejos Te Llevas El Espejo De Tu Rostro - (2:37) 125 BPM
   
Managua - (5:21) 100 BPM
Played by: Billy Bogus
Review: The late Jorge Reyes was a leading figure in Mexican experimental music, and this album recorded with Antonio Zepeda is one of his earliest and most striking works. Originally released in 1986, A La Izquierda Del Colibri is a worldly product of the era in the same way as the work of Jah Wobble and Brian Eno, rich in new wave funk but reaching to a higher plane thanks to all manner of sonic devices. From treated jungle sounds to swooping pads, the whole album feels like an exotic trek through the heat and mystery of Central America, at times leaving the Western world far behind and at other times embracing it. A captivating listen.
ERC 043
28 Jul 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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I-Cana - (7:09) 100 BPM
   
A La Izquierda Del Colibri - (8:59) 90 BPM
   
El Hacedor De Lluvia - (4:57) 93 BPM
   
Wawaki - (6:38) 100 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Lejos Te Llevas El Espejo De Tu Rostro - (2:33) 125 BPM
   
Managua - (5:21) 100 BPM
Review: The late Jorge Reyes was a leading figure in Mexican experimental music, and this album recorded with Antonio Zepeda is one of his earliest and most striking works. Originally released in 1986, A La Izquierda Del Colibri is a worldly product of the era in the same way as the work of Jah Wobble and Brian Eno, rich in new wave funk but reaching to a higher plane thanks to all manner of sonic devices. From treated jungle sounds to swooping pads, the whole album feels like an exotic trek through the heat and mystery of Central America, at times leaving the Western world far behind and at other times embracing it. A captivating listen.
ERC 043
03 Jul 17
Balearic/Downtempo
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Fly - (5:40) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ink Man - (3:00) 113 BPM
   
Views Of The Rhine - (4:18) 119 BPM
Review: As Emotional Rescue continues to deliver the goods for those who love discofied rarities from the 70s and 80s, here comes this EP from Kevin Harrison, originally released in 1982 and worth a pretty penny second hand. It's a wistful, proggy kind of groove that finds Harrison's voice lost in an alien phaser while the live band feel gels with synthesiser parts for a fluid kind of cosmic goodness. There's simply no arguing with the plush melodic wonderment of "Views Of The Rhine", while "Fly" is the jam the party DJs will reach for, not least for its slinky bassline. Amazing.
ERC 005
07 Jan 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Safari - (3:58) 107 BPM
   
Safari (Lexx Discomix) - (7:36) 108 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: After the trilogy of King Sporty & The Ex-tra's EPs in 2018, Emotional Rescue returns to the music of Noel Williams with this first ever single release of his 1976 reggae disco bomb, Safari, backed with a special discomix by Lexx.
Taken from William's debut album, Deep Reggae Roots, it can be considered a culmination of his career to date, from growing up on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, to his first singles for Studio One and Trojan, his relocation to Miami and the birth of his Konduko label and moves to incorporate the local clubs growing affiliation with funk and disco.
ERC 097
24 Jul 20
Funk
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Do You Wanna Dance - (5:30) 113 BPM
   
Do You Wanna Dance (instrumental) - (5:30) 112 BPM
   
Do You Wanna Dance (Felix Dickinson Discomix) - (9:27) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
ERC 060
16 Apr 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Rock Attack - (5:33) 119 BPM
   
No Wonder - (5:46) 119 BPM
   
Rock Attack (Faze Action Discomix) - (9:07) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: he Konduko label was a gem of early 80s Miami groove, playing host to a range of projects from Noel Williams. "Rock Attack" was originally credited to J. Griffith, but resurfaces here on Emotional Rescue with Williams' King Sporty & The Ex Tras billed at the helm. It's a firecracker of a tune, revolving around a stuttering electro bassline and the loosest, funkiest set of drums, sounding fresh as a daisy with a new lick of mastering paint. Meanwhile Faze Action sprinkle a little contemporary magic on the track, making a beautifully tripped out "Discomix" that sounds more like a cosmic dub extravaganza to these ears.
ERC 059
06 Jul 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Haven't Been Funked Enough - (6:42) 114 BPM
   
Haven't Been Funked Enough (Rapstrumental) - (8:05) 113 BPM
   
Haven't Been Funked Enough (Nad Discomix) - (10:11) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Superbreak
Review: Emotional Rescue do the right thing and tap up the Konduko label - an oft overlooked gem of the Miami bass scene - for one of the biggest tracks in Noel 'King Sporty' Williams' back catalogue. "Haven't Been Funked Enough" is an absolute battering ram of proto electro, staggeringly advanced for its time (it was originally released in 1982). There's also a "Rapstrumental" mix with some life-affirming instructive speech across the jam, but the real icing on the cake is Idjut Boy Nad's wild and ranging "Discomix". It's a truly spaced out affair that sounds like it was mixed live on the desk with its rugged FX sends and woozy atmosphere.
ERC 058
29 Jun 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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La Gran Torre De Samarah - (4:39) 157 BPM
   
La Puerta De Ebano - (4:52)
   
El Sacrificio De Catoul - (3:25) 133 BPM
   
El Llanto De Nouronihar - (4:50)
   
Juego En El Haren Del Fakreddin - (4:17) 64 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Las Reflexiones Del Califa - (4:26) 82 BPM
   
El Palacio Del Emir - (5:19) 147 BPM
   
La Pira De Carathis - (3:25) 160 BPM
   
El Giaour - (3:18) 102 BPM
   
Los Pabellones De Los Sentidos - (4:43) 152 BPM
ERC 045
18 Aug 17
Ambient/Drone
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Preparativos Para El Viaje - (6:40) 106 BPM
   
Neptuno - (5:38) 150 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
La Verdad De Lo Pequeno - (3:25) 74 BPM
   
Paseo Celeste - (8:21) 83 BPM
   
Gacelle - (7:08) 70 BPM
   
Lo Inevitable - (4:38) 81 BPM
   
Aqui Y Ahora - (6:13) 137 BPM
   
Lo Ves Ya Te Lo Decia - (6:43) 150 BPM
Review: Spanish multi-instrumentalist and producer Luis Paniagua gets the Emotional treatment here with the reissue of the stunning 1987 album "Neptuno". It's a joyous album that revels in global musical traditions, and its accomplished finish is a marvel considering he recorded it with Luis Delgado in his Madrid attic within just a few days. From the treated string swells and sitar lilt of the title track to the lively percussive tumble of "Gacelle" and on to the bell chimes of "Aqui Y Ahora", this is a stunning record executed with talent and rich with the many wonderful tones to be enjoyed from a whole world of instrumentation.
ERC 071
28 May 19
Ambient/Drone
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Walk On, Bye (Khidja remix) - (8:39) 87 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Down The Locale (Khidja remix) - (9:15) 127 BPM
Review: To accompany the reissue of Man Jumping's Jumpcut album, Emotional Rescue offers 2 remix EPs that showcase the band's music with versions by contemporary producers.

Starting with stalwarts and friends in duo Khidja, it's not often you can put together a reissue that modern day wunder producers have requested, however, that is precisely what occurred. Badgering over several years about their love of Man Jumping and how they should be revered, when the call came that the reissue was happening, Khidja were the first names down.

After breaking through on sister label [Emotional] Especial way back in 2013, the pair have gone on to much acclaim with releases for Malka Tuti, Hivern Discs and DFA to name (drop) a few.

Handed the tapes, their love of Man Jumping's virtuoso playing is evident in these amazing remixes. Walk On, Bye takes its Reich meets Pop aspirations and drifting across 9 minutes of laidback but bass heavy rhythms, intricacies of clarinet, sax and trumpet are stretched and fused to repetition perfection.

Following, Down The Locale's jazz roots is developed, recast and updated, extenuating the bass, while piano and vocals interplay over scattered, skipping drums to become a latter day 'contemporary dance' odyssey.
ERC 087
31 Jan 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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In The Jungle - (5:10) 60 BPM
   
World Service - (6:08) 111 BPM
   
Aerotropics (12" mix) - (6:49) 56 BPM
   
Belle Du On The Beach - (5:54) 119 BPM
   
Walk On, Bye - (5:54) 88 BPM
   
Sqeezi - (6:21) 111 BPM
   
Down The Locale - (6:03) 128 BPM
   
In The Jungle (12" mix - digital bonus track) - (8:00) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Emotional Rescue presents the music ensemble Man Jumping, with a reissue of their experimental, post-minimalist meets pop debut album Jumpcut, to be followed by 2 special remix EPs featuring Khidja, Bullion, Reckonrong and more. Formed in 1983 out of the disbanded The Lost Jockey (Les Disques Du Crepuscule), Man Jumping's aim was to move on from the unwieldy nature of that collective to combine the 'systems music' of Steve Reich, Terry Riley, LaMonte Young etc with rock, funk, dance and world music and create a new cross over. Consisting of studied musicians and created from theory as well as technique, the liberation from formal restrictions took shape over four years that spawned 2 albums and one 12". Released on Bill Nelson's 'Cocteau' label in 1985, Jumpcut's was critically praised but destined for more discerning ears. The 8 songs - including here a 12" mix of Aerotropics - developed from 16 stave manuscript into live recordings straight to tape, with no sequencing to keep their live feel intact. Carefully planned but made in the moment, members Charlie Seaward, Glyn Perrin, John Lunn, Orlando Gough and Shaung Tozer's legacy is demonstrably durable, a testament to their originality of thought to an idea of what might be rather than an imitation of what has been.
ERC 086
17 Jan 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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In The Jungle (Bullion remix) - (4:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sqeezi (Reckonwrong remix) - (4:11) 122 BPM
   
Down The Locale (Gengahr remix) - (5:43) 64 BPM
   
Walk On, Bye (Bullion remix) - (6:38) 88 BPM
   
Belle Dux On The Beach (William Doyle rework) - (6:42) 91 BPM
Review: The second EP of remixes from Man Jumping's reissue on Emotional Rescue features luminaries Bullion, Reckonwrong, Gengahr and William Doyle with their reversions of songs from the Jumpcut album.

Nathan Jenkins aka Bullion follows his recent rerub of Thomas Leer (ERC072) to provide two remixes. His remake of In The Jungle keeps the originals (leftfield) dance floor roots, but sprinkles the ubiquitous warm glow and off kilter fun(k) that he evokes; while his retake of Walk On, Bye drifts back, highlighting intricate percussion; congas, bass and vocal atmospherics along some breezy swing.

Reckonwrong is next; turning the bossa vibes of Sqeezi into his own new wave meets Italo reversion; topped with his unique 'under the cupboard stairs' vocals. Funky, driving, this overlooked star adds to his cannon for Whities, Pinkman and DEEK.

After a string of impressive releases for Trangressive / Beggars, Gengahr make a surprise addition, lifting Down The Locale from deceptive beginnings to anthemic heights, adding echo-laden guitar and vocals to the original's underbelly, before a bass break and return lifts to the heavens.

Finally, William Doyle provides perfect closure. Moving away from his East India Youth moniker (XL Recordings), his output has drifted towards ambient introspection, however, here points to addtional layers; rebuilding Belle Dux On The Beach with added bass, guitar, drums and finally vocals that culminate in a prefect 'to the skies' outrospection.
ERC 088
14 Feb 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Lescudjack - (2:50) 117 BPM
   
Lescudjack (Lexx edit) - (4:17) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: In Flagranti
ERC 032
05 Aug 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Movement 1-3: In The Beginning / Toto, I've A Feeling We're Not In Kansas Anymore / Wherever Two Or More Are Gathered - (23:08) 159 BPM
   
Movement 4-6: Life In The Gravity Well / As The Earth Kissed The Moon / Something's Moving - (22:01) 158 BPM
Review: Emotional Rescue is honoured to reissue the benchmark in new age ambient music, Michael Stearns epic Planetary Unfolding album. Out of press on vinyl for over 30 years, here is Stearns masterful electronic symphony in 6 movements, recorded using his Serge modular synthesizer at the Continuum Studio in 1981.

The culmination of years of exploration in "space" music, Stearns journey, to the album's release, was one of learning and application. Involved in music since his teens, he graduated from guitar bands in the late 60s to an increasing interest in the principles of electronic music synthesis and the physics of musical instruments.

He moved from Tucson, Arizona to Los Angeles in 1975 where he performed live during movement meditation classes at the Continuum Studio. He released his first cassette album in 1977 before going on to record 7 albums during this formative period.

With Planetary Unfolding, the musical ideas that Michael performed on the Serge developed into this 52-minute masterpiece of music, six movements, three on each side of the LP. Based on the idea that the universe is made of sound held together through resonance, where atoms, cells, oceans, plants, animals and humans, all are part of a complex orchestration - the Earth as a being of sound.

Having first approached Michael in 2013, his uncertain response that the album could be rereleased in a way that the music would be given justice via vinyl, the idea was never forgotten. Gaining discovery, appraisal and prominence when "As The Earth Kissed The Moon" appeared in edited form on the "I Am The Centre" box set from Light In The Attic, this excellent window into the world of Private issue new age music, superbly compiled by Douglas McGowan, further increased the interest in Michael's and others, such as Laraaji, music.

With the likes of Matthewdavid's Leaving Records and Jonny Nash's Melody As Truth pushing the ambient curve beyond a post club, chill out fad, classic albums can rightly sit alongside this 'new age of the new age', so that ambient music again has a gravity and place of it's own. This specially re-mastered version by Bob Ohllson features the original artwork by Leilani Bost, liner notes by long-term friend and fellow musician, Gary David, as well as the photography of Ron Peterson, together bringing this wonderful album to life once again.
ERC 056
12 Jul 19
Ambient/Drone
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