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My Shady Past My Shady Past

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nachtricht's alta-ego. Earlier times, simpler times. Better times?
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Originally a covers band guitarist I became intrigued by the sonic possibilities of early synthesisers and for a while made EM without guitars.Those were the days of UK Elektronica, EM discussions with Steve Joliffe, Tim Story, Ian Boddy (now on the Zeit team I see - good man!), Paul Nagle, Andy Garibaldi, and the Freeman brothers. Music was distributed on cassette - mine on Colin Potter's ICR label with a sample(of the album Fuji, Pillowbook of Dreams) included on INKEYS no 9.

I bought my first synth, a broken MOOG Satellite, cheap because the shop didn't...
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Originally a covers band guitarist I became intrigued by the sonic possibilities of early synthesisers and for a while made EM without guitars.Those were the days of UK Elektronica, EM discussions with Steve Joliffe, Tim Story, Ian Boddy (now on the Zeit team I see - good man!), Paul Nagle, Andy Garibaldi, and the Freeman brothers. Music was distributed on cassette - mine on Colin Potter's ICR label with a sample(of the album Fuji, Pillowbook of Dreams) included on INKEYS no 9.

I bought my first synth, a broken MOOG Satellite, cheap because the shop didn't know how to repair it. Somehow I had it up and running in a few days. Then I bought a MOOG Prodigy from Rod Argent in Denmark St/ Tin Pan Alley, while Jools Holland was boogieing in the background ona white grande - not Lennon's. Then a string Synth from Mick Clarke, who's EM album Games was a minor hit in Europe. Lastly (at that time) a Sequential Circuits Pro One from a guy who claimed to be in Rory Gallagher's band - hardly sounds likely but you know what these musos stories are. . .

For a while I gave up producing music, distracted by marriage, family - and the day job! Now I've returned to the fray I'm combining synth and samples with guitar textures (I'm an FX junkie) plus guitar synth, in a guitar driven EM, sequences and all, but trying to avoid the all too common 'rock out' option.
My inspirations include Gottsching/Rother/ Pinhas/Hillage on my Oceans of Space double CD, while for my Voices of Cissbury Ring and Glimpses of Infinity albums I defer more to the ambient colours of Roach/Rich/Obmana. Cosmosis sees a more Fripp/Pinhas soundscape, mainly improvised, originally intended as the backdrop to a radio science discussion programme
Ultimately though my music is me, Nachtricht, no more, no less. I hope you like it.

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