Synthetic Block | Escape Veloctiy

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Escape Veloctiy

by Synthetic Block

Warm analog synth creates 6 evocative, progressive ambient tracks to immerse oneself in.
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Escape Velocity
6:46 $0.99
2. The Farthest Rille
4:46 $0.99
3. In/to
6:00 $0.99
4. Orbits
26:39 $0.99
5. Four Days On
7:51 $0.99
6. Third Force
11:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jonathan Block has been recording and releasing electronic music for over 20 years. He created the term "progressive ambient music" to describe his explorations of the ambient, space and progressive domains. Block founded the musical collective the Objective Music Coalition in 1983 with other musicians who were interested in developing an applied creative practice without regard to genre. He joined the emerging ambient/space music scene of the early 1990s, releasing a number of cassettes under his own Ironing Board Recordings imprint.

Block's first CD, Synthetic Block, was released on Mindspore in 1998. Subsequent CDs have been released on labels such as Gears of Sand and Hypnos/Binary. His music has also appeared on numerous compilations, and has been featured on many radio shows, including Echoes and Star's End.

Here are some press quotes describing Block's music:

"Music that it isn't quite ambient or techno, but takes elements from those genres and combines them into its own unique mixture."
-Wind and Wire

"It has odd-meter workouts that bring to mind no one in particular but Block himself. Not only are his compositions good, but the sounds he produces from his synthesizers are rich, organic and fresh."

"In the absence of conventional percussion, Block utilizes synthetic sounds bearing no semblance to impacts in a rhythmic mode, generating engaging beats that function as tempos while remaining part of the electronic flow."
-Sonic Curiosity



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Old school electronica
The sounds of 1970's electronica with digital clarity. Very very nice I think its even better the second time!

Mark Plumley

Escape Velocity into other Orbits
This is a combination of synthetic and analog music. Orbits is a short opus with many nice movements. The last song, Third Force reminds you of Tangerine Dream. Nice flow of songs.