Tachyon

by Alto Stratus

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The cassette release "Tachyon" was one the most fanciful and conceptual recordings from the early 80's, an era of intensive home studio work, experimentation, and honing skills as electronic artists. Our "studio" consisted of 3 cassette decks, a 6 channel keyboard mixer, and a few effects. Not a very professional set up at all, but adequate. Regrettably, some flaws are revealed in the recording due to the basic techniques used, which involved much in the way of doubling up, "bouncing" and over-dubbing. Despite that, the results are surprisingly good, especially so with Colin Potter's digital clean-up which has removed a lot of unwanted noises, hiss and such like.

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released August 13, 2014

Recorded at Tachyon Studio (September 1984).
Bonus HOLE IN THE HEAD from LIQUID SKY (Dark Star ds101).
CD mastering by Colin Potter at IC Studio.

Alan Freeman: synths, effects, voice.
Steve Freeman: synths, guitar, voice.

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Alto Stratus Leicester, UK

The duo of Alan and Steve Freeman (Ultima Thule), we spent much of our spare time during the 1980's experimenting with electronics, sound collage, etc., recording some 30 odd cassettes as Alto Stratus (and other guises: Vrije, Q.S.O., Electric Junk, etc.), also as soloists, and the trio ZBB. For 30 years we've continued with a 10 further releases since, bands: Endgame, The Newt Hounds, Triax, etc. ... more

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