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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Time Traveler
Format: Double LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: USA
Price: $27.00
"Kudos to Lieven Martens of Dolphins Into The Future for bringing J.D. Emmanuel back into the spotlight. In 2007, Lieven dug up the masterpiece album Wizards and re-issued it on his own label. A few years later, in 2011, J.D. was asked to tour through Europe where he was accompanied by Dolphins Into The Future and Paul LaBrecque. Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, and Holland welcomed J.D. and the people attending the concerts knew they were in for an electronic blast from the past. This 2LP set covers the tour with a great deal of unreleased live tracks. The live recordings show J.D.s phenomenal skill to create a universe of swirling and constantly turning sounds. Hes up there in the big league of early electronic and new age pioneers with the likes of Iasos, Laurie Spiegel, and Trans-Millenia Consort. Some words from the man himself: "After my European tour, I decided to use the name Time Traveler to describe my music because it can put the listener into a state where time seems to disappear. This is my goal with my music, to create an altered state for expanding consciousness." With Hawaiian-inspired artwork, just like J.D.s colorful character, and of course, his T-shirts. Includes a glossy double-sided insert. Mastered by J.D. Emmanuel. Pressed @ Handle With Care, Berlin. Limited edition of 500 copies." - Aguirre.

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Trance Formation I: Ancient Minimal Meditations
Format: LP
Label: Aguirre
Country: Belgium
Price: $27.00
"2015 repress of the 2011 reissue of the original 1986 cassette. Pressing of 400 copies on 180-gram vinyl in full-color thick cardboard sleeve. Created between 1981 and 1985 by JD Emmanuel, a new age composer who has received a lot of praise from people like Lieven Martens and John Olsen. These recordings signify Emmanuels praise to the course of the day. Starting off slowly with morning synth meanderings, walking through midday, running in the evening, and closing the day with midnight meditation. "Somewhere hidden in the deepest part of the Self is that special place, where One can go within to the most ancient part of ones Self and connect with the origin of Self. Ancient Minimal Meditations reaches into that special place of creation of the Self and its Oneness with the Creator of All." Recorded using three Sequential Circuits Pro-One synthesizers and a Yamaha SK-20 Poly-Synthesizer. 100% analog sound. Mastered by JD Emmanuel." - Aguirre. Highly recommended!

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Echoes from Ancient Caves
Format: LP
Label: Black Sweat
Country: Italy
Price: $26.00
"Probably one of the most underestimate artists of electronic music from the early 80s, has been lately rediscovered. An expert modulator of electronic and natural sounds, with this work JD Emmanuel seems to recall and reflect extensively on the poetics of the cyclic and mantric sound investigated by other pioneers such as Terry Riley and La Monte Young. The microtonal patterns of the compositions are animated by dense and minimum pulses that amplify the hypnotic and meditative dimension and can be colored by Tibetan suggestions or guitar glissandi. Flows and reflections of sounds define abstract landscapes but remain always deeply reverent with nature and its micro-cosmic variations. In this way, Echoes from Ancient Caves is ideally connected to the previous experimentations of Rain Forest Music (1981) and Wizards (1982). 500 copies on black vinyl + a download link for the digital edition." - Black Sweat.

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: LP
Label: Dreamtime Taped Sounds
Country: Belgium
Price: $25.00
"I compose and perform electronic synthesizer music, which sometimes includes electronically enhanced acoustic and electric guitar. The term I like to use for my music is Electronic Minimal. My music style is to first create a foundation using cyclic, poly rhythmic music, then build several layers of improvised leads and rhythms. I have an extensive background in spiritual and metaphysical studies. This is another influence in how I compose and perform my music as I also look at my music as an Electronic Meditation. In meditation, a mantrum is used to focus the mind and keep it from drifting during the meditation. The manturm then allows the meditations and comtemplations. My music is very similar to a mediatation in that the mantrum is the cyclic, poly-rhythmic music foundation that I use to set the theme of the composition. The leads and rhythms are my meditations based on the mantrum foundation. Not only is my music for general listening, it can also enhance the ability of the mind and the spirit to go beyond what is considered the "normal" boundaries of the five senses to the "Source of Ones Being" for work with creativity, increase spiritual awareness, mind expansion or to just have a nice time being there to refresh the Soul. My music is wonderful as background when working, reading or studying to help focus for better retention without getting too tired, as well as used for relaxation or during a massage to release tension better for deeper body work. "Wizards" was my first deep trance electronic music album. This album was inspired by TERRY RILEY, one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This music was composed and performed in 81 and 82. I consider this album to be the best representation of the type of music I like to create. The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel." - J.D. EMMANUEL ""Music of Other Memories" - Reissue from this 1982 soothing synth album. This is a listeners experience of meditative trance that will beam you right through the first portal of dreaming. This is lucid magic. A personal and warm statement by this fantastic musician and writer. The music is mastered straight from the original mastertapes. The lp is housed in individually hand-printed reproductions of the original artwork. (screened with the help of girlscanner Jelle Crama)." - Dreamtime Tapes.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: LP
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $22.00
"With so much being made of current practitioners of the kosmische/New Age vibe, heres your opportunity to hear an original. Copies from the original pressing rarely surface and even the 2007 repress (which sounded quite thin) commands quite a fee on internet auction sites. This straight analog pressing sounds as close to the original master tapes as you can get. 500 made. Pressed at RTI." - Important. "Wizards was my first deep trance electronic music album. This album was inspired by Terry Riley , one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This music was composed and performed in 81 and 82. I consider this album my best work. The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s, Crumar Traveler One and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. I mixed the four tracks to a Teac A-7300 Master 2-Track tape recorder using a DeltaLab DL-2 to create the delay track. In 2006, I used a Tascam 34B 4-track to remaster all my master tapes to digital master of 196 KHz/24 bit .WAV files using Soundforge 8 software. The original Wizards LP was published in the Summer of 1982 with the black and white cover. The initial tracks had no names and were called Movements I-V. Several years later sales had slowed down. In an effort to improve sales we tried the color cover and I created names for each track..." - J.D. Emmanuel.

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: CD
Label: Important
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
“Wizards was my first deep trance electronic music album. This album was inspired by Terry Riley , one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This music was composed and performed in 81 and 82. I consider this album my best work. The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s, Crumar Traveler One and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. I mixed the four tracks to a Teac A-7300 Master 2-Track tape recorder using a DeltaLab DL-2 to create the delay track. In 2006, I used a Tascam 34B 4-track to remaster all my master tapes to digital master of 196 KHz/24 bit .WAV files using Soundforge 8 software. The original Wizards LP was published in the Summer of 1982 with the black and white cover. The initial tracks had not names and were call Movements I-V. Several years later sales had slowed down, in an effort to improve sales we tried the color cover and I created names for each track, as shown on the samples.” - J.D. Emmanuel

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Solid Dawn
Format: CD
Label: Kvist
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"JD Emmanuels privately-pressed 1979 album Wizards accumulated a cult following through the early part of this decade, culminating with a vinyl reissue by Bread and Animals in 2006, which quickly sold out. Influenced by the organ works of Terry Riley and the kosmische school of krautrock, and rendered with a uniquely personal warmth, Emmanuels work stands out as something singular in the world of early basement electronics. Solid Dawn collects material from long out-of-print tapes, remastered for the first time, with participation from the artist at every stage. Featuring liner notes and photographs by Mr. Emmanuel, this is an essential release for anyone interested in the history of underground electronic music."-Kvist

Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Ancient Minimal Meditations
Format: Cass
Label: North Star Productions
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"This came after Wizards and is a continuation of the Wizards dark, deep electronic, minimal, meditative type music. If you liked Wizards, you will probably like this, too. As much of my trance work, it is inspired by Terry Riley, one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This is my first attempt at very deep, meditative music. This music was composed and performed between 1981 and 1985. This is good, late night, deep meditative music. Very nice when using headphones, too. The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s, Crumar Traveler One and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. I mixed the four tracks to a Teac A-6300 Master 2-Track using a DeltaLab DL-2 to create the delay track. In 2006, I used a Tascam 34B 4-track to remaster all my master tapes to digital master of 196 KHz/24 bit .WAV files using Soundforge 8 software." - North Star Productions. 1986 release. Original Jcards and labels on newly manufactured cassettes.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Rain Forest Music
Format: Cass
Label: North Star Productions
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"This complilation is created from the original tapes and LP. The tracks were cut from the original tapes and digitized at 196 hHz/24 bit for the production of this CD. Rain Forest Music - Take recordings of rainfall and thurnder from the East Texas forests, and bird sounds from the Houston Zoomixed with soothing, electronic music and it creates a peaceful, listening experience. This is the original version of Rain Forest Music created in 1981 on a cassette titled, "Sound Paintings" and named "Rain Forest." I then give its own tape title, "Rain Forest Music" with "Ocean Music" as side two. I have kept the title names as used on the original tapes. Ocean Music - Inspired by many early morning and evening walks on many different beaches sets up this musical experience! This originally was side two of the "Rain Forest Music" tape. It consist of four jazz/electronic pieces with synthesized ocean sounds in the background. Visions of Life "Visions of Life" was originally a tape with "Rain Forest Music" as side two. Then I presented it on the Rain Forest Music LP as "Visions During Movement." I used a recording technique called, Continuous Tape Looping. It was used on albums by Terry Riley, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, to name a few artist. I used two reel-to-reel tape decks placed about a foot apart, though you can set different distances to control the loop timing. This was all done in real time by starting the recording on deck 1, playing it back on deck 2 feeding the signal back to deck 1 carefully keeping the recording level stable, all the while adding new music and letting old music fade out. This image from the back cover of Brian Enos Discreet vinyl album illustates how this works. I used the Crumar Organ as the only instrument, adding different riffs and themes as it developed. Then I did the final master using a tape delay for the movement between tracks and a synthesizer for the ocean sounds. Album cover was from an orginal water color created especially for the LP in 1982 by a local, Houston artist, Molly Khan. The sunrise photo was taken one morning in Virginia Beach, VA, during the 70s. The instrumentation is a Crumar Traveler-1 organ and Yairi accoustic guitar processed with an EchoPlex EP-4, a DOD Phaser and a Ross Compressor recorded on a Teac A-3340S." - North Star Productions.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Rain Forest Music/Ocean Music/Visions of Life
Format: CD
Label: North Star Productions
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"This complilation is created from the original tapes and LP. The tracks were cut from the original tapes and digitized at 196 hHz/24 bit for the production of this CD. Rain Forest Music - Take recordings of rainfall and thurnder from the East Texas forests, and bird sounds from the Houston Zoomixed with soothing, electronic music and it creates a peaceful, listening experience. This is the original version of Rain Forest Music created in 1981 on a cassette titled, "Sound Paintings" and named "Rain Forest." I then give its own tape title, "Rain Forest Music" with "Ocean Music" as side two. I have kept the title names as used on the original tapes. Ocean Music - Inspired by many early morning and evening walks on many different beaches sets up this musical experience! This originally was side two of the "Rain Forest Music" tape. It consist of four jazz/electronic pieces with synthesized ocean sounds in the background. Visions of Life "Visions of Life" was originally a tape with "Rain Forest Music" as side two. Then I presented it on the Rain Forest Music LP as "Visions During Movement." I used a recording technique called, Continuous Tape Looping. It was used on albums by Terry Riley, Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, to name a few artist. I used two reel-to-reel tape decks placed about a foot apart, though you can set different distances to control the loop timing. This was all done in real time by starting the recording on deck 1, playing it back on deck 2 feeding the signal back to deck 1 carefully keeping the recording level stable, all the while adding new music and letting old music fade out. This image from the back cover of Brian Enos Discreet vinyl album illustates how this works. I used the Crumar Organ as the only instrument, adding different riffs and themes as it developed. Then I did the final master using a tape delay for the movement between tracks and a synthesizer for the ocean sounds. Album cover was from an orginal water color created especially for the LP in 1982 by a local, Houston artist, Molly Khan. The sunrise photo was taken one morning in Virginia Beach, VA, during the 70s. The instrumentation is a Crumar Traveler-1 organ and Yairi accoustic guitar processed with an EchoPlex EP-4, a DOD Phaser and a Ross Compressor recorded on a Teac A-3340S." - North Star Productions.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: CD
Label: North Star Productions
Country: USA
Price: $11.00
"Wizards was my first deep trance electronic music album. This album was inspired by Terry Riley , one of the earliest people ever to compose and perform long, extended, cyclic pieces in the electronic format. This music was composed and performed in 81 and 82. I consider this album my best work. The instrumentation is three Sequencial Circuits PRO-1s, Crumar Traveler One and a Yamaha SK-20, all real time recording to a Teac 4-track reel-to-reel. I mixed the four tracks to a Teac A-6300 Master 2-Track using a DeltaLab DL-2 to create the delay track. In 2006, I used a Tascam 34B 4-track to remaster all my master tapes to digital master of 196 KHz/24 bit .WAV files using Soundforge 8 software. The original Wizards LP was published in the Summer of 1982 with the black and white cover. The initial tracks had not names and were call Movements I-V. Several years later sales had slowed down, in an effort to improve sales we tried the color cover and I created names for each track.." - North Star.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: Cass
Label: North Star Productions
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
Original 1981 Jcards and labels on newly manufactured cassettes. Different cover art than the LP.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Wizards
Format: LP
Label: North Star Productions
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Original copies (black and white cover) from 1982. Still sealed.
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Artist: EMMANUEL, J.D.
Title: Echoes From Ancient Caves
Format: Cass
Label: Sun Ark
Country: USA
Price: $8.00
"A reissue of an under-heard classic from the Space Wizard himself. A true honor to put this back on cassette. From the mouth of the man: "Created in 1980-81, this album continues my mix of electronics and jazz. The instrumentation on this album was a Crumar Traveler 1 organ, Yamaha CS-15 Synthesizer, Octave Cat Synthesizer, Yairi DY-74 acoustic guitar with an Echoplex EP-4, Ross Phaser pedal and a DOD Compressor/Limiter pedal. A Teac 4 channel reel deck was used for the multi-tracked recording. Side one starts with a tape loop using the Crumar Organ mixed with wind chimes and birds that were recorded live. The next two pieces were created with acoustic guitar and synthesizer. The final piece is using the organ. Greg Kelly, exceptional guitarist friend of mine, plays the acoustic guitar on Memories of Atlantis, which we co-wrote. Side two is all multi-tracked organ and synthesizers." - Sun Ark. Edition of 200.
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