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RÜDIGER LORENZ's The Syntape Years 1981-1983 - The Audiophile Man
Title: The Syntape Years 1981-1983 Label: Vinyl On Demand You can place Lorenz in the same company as Conrad Schnitzler, Edgar Froese, Dieter Moebius and Hans Joachim Roedelius. Lorenz was an innovator, grabbing an early Moog but then constructing his own synths plus effects boxes. What you’ve got here are a series of four early tape works released in the early 80s on his own label: Queen of Saba, Silversteps, Wonderflower and Earthrise. At this time, Lorenz was an important figure in the cassette culture of the time. He and Peter Schäfer, launched the tape-label Syntape and released more than 30 releases over five years. Vinyl on Demand deserves a pat on the back. Not only for utilising the original sources but their implementation has been impeccable. While other records that I’ve recently review were ‘loud’ at my default ’65’ volume setting on my pre-amp, this recording has so little noise attached to it that I was encouraged to up the gain on two occasions which enhanced the lower frequencies immensely giving me a thunderous suite of lower frequencies. Bass fairly shook the room while the upper mids where insightful and detailed. Lorenzo presents a series of intriguing soundscapes, sometimes …