Suzanne Doucet, Christian Buehner | TRANSMISSION - A New Age Classic of Instrumental Music

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TRANSMISSION - A New Age Classic of Instrumental Music

by Suzanne Doucet, Christian Buehner

Reissue of a New Age Music album from the '80s. A must have "CLASSIC" by Suzanne Doucet & Christian Buehner, digitally remastered.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Good Friday
9:35 $2.49
2. Shiva's Dance
9:31 $2.49
3. Moonlight
6:24 $0.99
4. Transmission
12:43 $2.49
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"TRANSMISSION" is also available for download as a whole album or by individual tracks on itunes, emusic and other download services.

In 1982 Suzanne Doucet & Christian Buehner started creating instrumental music for the purpose of relaxation, healing and meditation. Suzanne had previously recorded an experimental soundcollage tripple Album, which was released in 1970 on Phillips. The Title was TRIP, FLIP OUT, MEDITATION (It became a legendary psychedelic experimental krautrock classic). In 1980 Suzanne and Christian Buehner collaborated in the production of two guided meditation albums DIE WIESE - DER BAUM and KOERPER & CHAKREN MEDITATION for Thorwald Detlefsen and his Institute for Esoteric Psychology in Munich.
Then they recorded their first instrumental music only album TRANSFORMATION in 1982 and TRANSMISSION in the spring of 1983. Suzanne had founded her own record label ISIS MUSIC in 1980 and moved to California in 1983. Both albums Transformation and Transmission are considered Classics of the New Age genre. Music from TRANSMISSION was also used in the award winning video STARFLIGHT.
Steven Halpern says in his foreword to the New Age Music Guide by P.J.Birosik, published by MacMillan “...explorers, who helped lay the groundwork for what we now term New Age Music include Kitaro, Andreas Vollenweider, Vangelis, C.H.Deuter, Klaus Schulze, Paul Horn, Suzanne Doucet, Brian Eno and Paul Winter.”
Suzanne’s 30 years in the world of New Age music have provided her with incomparable knowledge, experience and contacts. Suzanne is an international recording and performing artist whose background encompasses being a prime time TV “Pop Show” hostess (guests included the BeeGees, Grateful Dead, Keith Emerson, Donovan), a songwriter & composer, script writer, sound designer, producer, A&R record label executive, music publisher, label owner & manager, marketing consultant, and retailer. Together with her husband James Bell, Suzanne owned and operated the world-famous specialized audio gallery “Only New Age Music” in Hollywood, California.
She owns and operates now newagemusic.com - the #1 online source for new age music and represents digital rights (streaming, downloads and webcasting) to major internet players as well as the portal site NewAgeUniverse.com Her latest recording credits include “Resonance” with Gary Miraz as well as the audio series “Sounds of Nature” and “Tranquility” combining the state-of-the-art binaural recordings of Chuck Plaisance with her music. They were #1 and #2 for over two years at Amazon.com charts. Shirley Maclaine used Suzanne’s music from the “Reflecting Light” album on her best-selling video and audiocassette titled “Inner Workout” and “Going Within”.
Suzanne has been a consultant to hundreds of artists, producers, record labels, radio programmers, distributors and retailers. She worked with many indie artists such as Michael Hoppe´, Patrick O’Hearn, Alex de Grassi, Golana´, Constance Demby, Ray, Liquid Mind, Armen Chakmakian and Tajalli.
Suzanne founded the International New Age Music Network and produced and directed three International Conferences and the first New Age/World Music Festival at the Wiltern Theater (featuring artists such as Paul Horn, Steven Halpern, Tim Wheater, Jai Uttal a.o.).
Life Magazine began their report on New Age Music with a quote from Suzanne, while specialized Keyboard Magazine acknowledged Suzanne for having “the most authoritative view on New Age Music,” and the LA Times devoted a full page article to Suzanne in their Sunday Calendar section. International Magazines and TV production companies have interviewed her for their publications in Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Greece, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Suzanne is the longest serving member of the annual Screening Committee of the New Age Category for NARAS™ (Grammy Awards), helping to define the guidelines for New Age Music since 1987. Suzanne was part of the Presidential/Key Executive MBA Program at Pepperdine University, where she studied business administration. Suzanne studied at the Institute for Esoteric Psychology, as well as Composition at the Munich State Conservatory.
Christian Buehner was working for the Bavarian Radio since he was a teenager. He also became a pop singer and had a hit record with the German version of Saturday Night Fever. He started sound recording & sound design at the age of 14. Christian recorded and mastered many projects in his own studio which is now in Teneriffe /Spain. He recorded also his own series of Relaxation and Meditation albums as well as New Age Pop Songs and Satsang albums with Julien B. See also www.IAmMusic.com

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B.T. Fasmer / NewAgeMusic.nu / NewAgeMusicWorld.Com

Suzanne Doucet's Successful Transmission
According to one definition art is “the creation of beautiful or significant things”. A new age music album that is both beautiful and significant is Transmission by Suzanne Doucet and Christian Buehner. The album was recorded in 1983, and stands as a cornerstone in the new age music discography. It is a true masterpiece that sounds just as powerful today as it did back in the golden new age music era of the early 1980s. When it comes to meditative music, more is usually less. Transmission has a minimalistic approach that is very soothing to the ears. The Jupiter 8 synth, which we have heard used by artists such as Jan Hammer and Tangerine Dream (and many more), creates a quite spacey soundscape. The synth has an amazing analogue sound bank, and it is being used to perfection on Transmission. Transmission is one of two projects by the Doucet/Buehner duo (the first being the wonderful Transformation, which I will write another review about). Transmission was recorded at the Daylight Studio in Munich in 1983 – the 4 week production started on Good Friday, hence the name of the album’s first track. Good Friday is without a doubt one of the finest songs in new age music. What makes it stand above the crowd is the unique atmosphere. I have trouble describing it, you just have to experience it for yourself – but the magic seems to be in the combination of female and male vocals, the gently flowing rhythm, the ultra sharp Jupiter sounds and elements from other genres; the vocals makes me think of the 1960s for some reason. And wow, the guitars! Notice how the songs fades away gently – sounding truly divine. Transmission is a true masterpiece that sounds just as powerful today as it did back in the golden new age music era of the early 1980s. Track two, Shiva’s Dance, is a quite fast song. It reminds me of Brian Eno’s In Dark Trees from his masterwork Another Green World (1975), but with a more meditative atmosphere. Shiva’s is, by the way, also dancing on the wonderful cover artwork. The song Moonlight continues where Good Friday left off. It has a romantic feel with just a touch of melancholy. The Jupiter strings are marvelous (at least to analogue synth fans). The last track, the over 12 minute long Transmission, is a like an album in itself. It is a voyage in sound that is just not to be missed; The sound effects, with dripping water and echo, is like walking into a mystical cave. It is a gentle song, perfect for meditation and relaxation. Transmission is a true new age music classic. It is one of those few albums that I always return to – and it lifts my spirit up every time. It makes me wonder too; who ever said that new age music was one-dimensional and uninspired? They surely never got this transmission… Transmission is beautiful and significant. It is art.
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