Boomkat Product Review:
Part of the American Cassette Culture series on V-O-D. First time available on vinyl, in edition of 200 available to non-subscribers. Includes hand-numbered certificate of ownership.
"The A-Side of this Album covers the first sessions between Baltimore Synthesist Stuart Rosenzweig and Ken Moore with guest bassist, Mark Chance, recorded in 1976 at Anvil Creations Studio.
Using analog monophonic synthesizers, Stuart (MicroMoog synth, electric piano and Mellotron) and Ken (MiniMoog synth, ARP String Ensemble and Lowrey organ) to create their own universe of sound. This was cutting edge stuff in the late 1970's, and the material here proudly stands the test of time.
Stuart also played in a Tangerine Dream styled band called Tangent that also released a number of cassettes in the very ealry 1980s on his Baltimore-Based label Tangent Tapes.
About five years after the original session of ‚Our Own Universe’, Stuart Rosenzweig and Ken Moore met again, this time without a bassist, and spent an entire month recording a series of avant garde sessions of totally improvised music which they called ‚Eccentric Projections’. Some is electronic, that is to say, predominantly synthesizers, and some are more acoustic, with guitar, violin, drums, bells, cymbals and harp; but all of it experimental in nature., an aural journey to places few dare to tread. Stuart Rosenzweig used micromoog synthesizer, ARP Omni II, electric guitar, piano, violin and various percussion of all sorts;
Ken Moore used minimoog synthesizer, ARP Odyssey, ARP string ensemble, piano, balafon, floor drums, open piano harp and percussion allsorts.
Ken released both, ‚On Our Universe’ and Eccentric Projections’ on his Anvil Creation Label as Tapes in 1981 (as AC07 & AC09/10)."