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The Stargate Tapes: 1979-1982

by Emerald Web

Classic electronic space music by Emerald Web (Kat Epple and Bob Stohl). A compilation of the duo’s first five albums (1979-1989), created on a huge variety of vintage synthesizers, along with Lyricon, flutes, ethereal vocals, and acoustic instruments.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. Dawn
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2. The Dragon's Gate
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3. Ars Nova
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4. Flight of the Raven
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5. Photonos
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6. Doppler Bells 1
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7. Rainforest
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8. Voices of the Sage
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9. Valley of the Birds
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10. Reflecting Pool
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11. Stepper
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12. Openings
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13. Nightsong
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Album Notes
Taken from original master tapes and recorded using revolutionary and proto- typal music technology many of these tracks have never been on vinyl or CD until this album was released on Finders Keepers Record label. The duos’s first five albums were restored from the original reel-to-reel master tapes, to create this compilation album released in 2013 on Finders Keepers Record Label.
Emerald Web was a band that recorded, performed in Planetariums, composed soundtracks for Carl Sagan, and concert toured around the US, from 1978-1990. They were known for innovative synthesizer orchestration and created a unique blend of "electronic space music" and acoustic instruments. The band consisted of Kat Epple and Bob Stohl who composed on keyboards, digital orchestrations, flutes, and Lyricon. Their 11 albums include: "Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales", "Whispered Visions", "Sound Trek", "Valley of the Birds", "Aqua Regia", "Nocturne", "Lights of the Ivory Plains", "Traces of Time", "Catspaw", "Dreamspun", and "Manatee Dreams of Neptune". In addition to self-published albums, the band was also signed with record labels Fortuna Records, Celestial Harmonies, Scarlet Records, and Passport Records.

Bob Stohl was renowned for his unique synthesizer textures, “Flute Electronique”, and for his Lyricon playing. The sound of the ”Flute Electronique" was created on a flute with a contact mic that ran through electronics, including an octave divider, Mu-tron III envelope filter, fuzz pedal, wah-wah pedal, Roland Space Echo and other effects. Bob developed his unique flute technique to create a sound that is sometimes similar to a screaming lead guitar. The Lyricon is an unusual hybrid synthesizer/woodwind instrument on which Bob created a variety of sounds such as oboe, synthesizer, electric guitar, and french horn.

Kat Epple is a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning composer, flutist, EWI-ist, and synthesist who currently composes television and film scores, performs concerts around the world, and continues to release albums with other ensembles and as a solo artist. She has released thirty-four albums of original music, and collects flutes from her extensive travels around the world which she often incorporates in her original compositions.



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