Sunday, April 22, 2007

AXXESS - Novels for the Moons ,LP,1983,UK

Very rare obscure, minimal, synth LP, in a similar vein to Klaus Schulze, Richard Wahnfried, Sky Records, etc.15 tracks of arpeggiated synths, pulsing rhythms, with "Pages" standing out with it's Baldelli / 'Cosmic' Proto-Italo-Disco sound. stunning, with lots of other good tracks.Rumours of some Peter Baumann involvment here!
Very highly recommended!

Note: link removed as this is soon to be reissued by Medical Records

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super-beyond-outer-stellar-HEEEAAAVY! THANKYOU.
Jigga UK

Joseph said...

YES, thank you so much!

this is excellent!

this is exactly what i was talking about when i commented before about being interested in seeing more space-y, cosmic early electronic dance music... it is such a rich vein to tap that is often overlooked, but often enough, those artists were pioneers in their field.

radiolux said...

Exxxellent stuff !!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know if Peter Baumann really was involved in this record, but it surely sounds like he was. Same kind of sounds, same beats... This one could be Trans harmonic nights outtakes. Must be pretty rare, as The Crack In The Cosmic Egg don't even mention it. Thanxxx !!!

house303 said...

Very highly appreciated!
Thanks!!

24db said...

I've still got the promo flexi disc of this album...didn't think much of it though

Anonymous said...

so appreciated. thank you.

CarneZafiro said...

Thanks ONCE AGAIN! another surprise!

Anonymous said...

I found this in a salvation army when I was probably fifteen. I listened to it with my friends as basically a joke at the time. Years later, after I had moved to college and started actually getting into music like this, I could no longer find my copy. Can't believe you tracked this thing down...

Casey said...

any chance of a re-up?
would be grateful

Anonymous said...

Hi Casey,

This link - a 320K rip - is still active:

http://www.mediafire.com/?jztaywtmmcd

courtesy of the 'WHENEVA WE BONE I HAVE 2 FAKE AN ORGASM' Blog at

http://likedeeler.wordpress.com/

Cheers!

Casper McGrew said...

There's a vinyl of it on ebay if anyone's interested:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110660925491

Looks good though :)

Troy said...

Being officially reissued on Medical Records around Feb 2012.

kosmikino said...

Medical Records did indeed release the Axxess album earlier this year and I have waited and waited for a digital download version (as they often do with their releases) but it seems one is not forthcoming - and as the album has sold out, I think it would be more than reasonable to repost the rip (especially given the fact I have lost my rip!).

Here is some data on the album from the MR website, it really reinforces the strangeness of the project:

"Axxess is the brainchild of French multimedia artist Patrick Mimran. Mr. Mimran was co-director of Lamborghini Motors (along with his brother) at the time and fittingly released the album on the imprint Lamborghini Records. Heavily influenced by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and Kraftwerk, Mr. Mimran commissioned the German engineer Andreas Bahrdt to build a custom complex synthesizer which eventually materialized into a 16 voice analog synthesizer of genius proportions. Andreas had previously designed a less elaborate prototype for Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream fame. What then came to life as the product of Patrick’s imagination and this unique machine is a spectacular array of 15 sequenced instrumentals that is “Novels For The Moons”"