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A Blip On The Screen

by Under The Radar

Beautiful melodies interwoven into the style of electronica...
Genre: Electronic: Trance
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1. Abyssina
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2. Codewarrior
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3. Is It True?
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4. Brave Old World
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5. Chain Reaction
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6. Smoke Screen
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7. Zenigma
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8. Masquerado
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9. What's My Name?
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10. Square Peg
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11. Siam Autumn
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12. Race Against Time
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13. Native Tables
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
***Hi everyone! Regarding the CD's of all my projects: I have no more plans to reduplicate them. They will always be downloadable. But... if you want the "physical CD", there are a few left of each.
Thank you for all your support through the years!~Richard (aka Under The Radar)





"A BLIP ON THE SCREEN" by UNDER THE RADAR (aka) RICHARD SOUTHER is Richard's latest venture into the realm of electronica. Written almost entirely in the computer using virtual instruments; Richard spent months fine-tuning the sounds as well as the mixes to create a compelling original work of music that lasts over an hour in length. Listeners are calling it "Heirborne 2002" referring to his ground breaking 1985 album which pioneered recording electronic music "live to tape." "A BLIP ON THE SCREEN" is about to be identified. Check it out now!

ABOUT RICHARD SOUTHER...

Grammy nominated artist Richard Souther is a composer, producer, arranger, sound designer and multi-keyboardist who has built a strong reputation as a top contemporary solo instrumentalist for over twenty years. He has created numerous best-selling albums in the New Age, Smooth Jazz and the Classical/Crossover markets as well as acclaimed recordings for the CCM music scene.

Richard was a child prodigy who began studying classical piano at three with then retired Professor Thomas Giles (Dean Of The Music Department/University Of Utah) until he was twelve. He went on to study with the legendary Russian piano teacher Max Willerson and concert pianist Reid Nibley. "During that time, I realized I didn't really enjoy playing other people's music exactly as written and wanted to explore the world of jazz improvisation... and Surf Music!"

While attending middle school during the Sixties in Los Angeles, Souther began playing keyboards in LA Rock bands on the Sunset Strip and developed a love for a wide variety of different types of music. By the early Seventies he was becoming an in-demand session musician who played with numerous artists like Geronimo Black, Feather, Barry McGuire, Richie Furay, Pat and Debbie Boone, and Denice Williams. Souther also began developing his talents as a touring performer playing multi-keyboards with the now legendary vocal group, 2nd Chapter of Acts and renowned guitarist Phil Keaggy.

In 1981, a near fatal bout with botulism abruptly sidetracked Richard's musical career. During the four years it took him to recover, to the point where he could resume a somewhat normal life again, he acquired and mastered a new technology for that time period, using electronic music synthesizers and early computers linked together to create an electronic orchestral palette to compose with. Playing into the computer one note at a time and in spite of the chronic pain, Souther began creating his original and unique blend of instrumental music.

During the mid Eighties a new instrumental label, Meadowlark Records, signed him for his first solo albums, the electronic HEIRBORNE and INNERMISSION. The label also wanted to release his solo, acoustic piano recordings. To reduce confusion about dissimilar projects in the marketplace, the albums...SONGS UNSPOKEN and SECOND STORY, were issued under his middle names- Douglas Trowbridge. Souther left the Meadowlark label and signed with MCA's Narada Label, releasing two mainstream New Age and World Music projects for them. CROSS CURRENTS, a light jazz ensemble project, featuring the talents of Alex Acuna, Abraham Laboriel, Chester Thompson and Kirk Whalum, released in 1989. Following up Richard co-produced TWELVE TRIBES, an exploration of African and Brazilian music, with renowned sound designer Eric Persing in 1990. Both albums received considerable airplay on the New Adult Contemporary (NAC) radio stations in the U.S. and continue to world-wide. Richard returned to the CCM market when he produced VISION OF THE VALLEY for Don Francisco and won a Dove Award for producing the Twila Paris "SANCTUARY" album.

In 1994 Richard received world wide recognition for is groundbreaking album "VISION: The Music Of Hildegard von Bingen", which won the Billboard Classical/Crossover album of the year award. He then followed it up with ILLUMINATION: The Music Of Hildegard von Bingen "The Fire Of The Spirit" for Sony Classical.

In 2000 Richard began exploring the world of Electronica Music with the release of "A BLIP ON THE SCREEN" followed up by "RADIO FLYER" and most recently "A Small Glitch In Time" written using the pseudonym "UNDER THE RADAR".

His music has been used in numerous films, TV and commercials around the world by companies like Mercedes Benz, CBS Winter Olympics, PBS (Sesame Street) A&E, CNN, NBC Dateline: Secrets behind 'The Da Vinci Code', Renault, Fuji Film, Delta Airlines, Ford Motor Company, VH-1, MTV, The Bose Corporation, The Jim Henson Company and most recently in the 2004 HBO Golden Globe winning film "Iron Jawed Angels". He has recently finished the score to a new independent film documentary: "VISUAL FUTURIST: THE ART AND LIFE OF SYD MEAD" chronicling the life of the famed artist/designer. The DVD is now available at www.sydmead.com. Also just released is his first solo piano album since 1998 entitled "MEMORIES OF TWILIGHT".

For more information on Richard be sure to visit his website: www.richardsouther.com

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Steve Glossop

For those who appreciate the ultimate in digital music production
Elements of fat Boy Slim and other ambient trip-hop musos. Richard Souther is too talented for his own good and is able to enter any genre of music with ease.A blip on the screen is a lesson in how to use Cubase and Virtual synths. Very musical with some familiar sounds that reflect the current trend in electronic/ambient music. However, only Souther can create this particular brand of melodic metaphor that reaches within. One for the serious digital music person and anyone who appreciates beautifully crafted electronic soundscapes.
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kuczowicz

title 13 was cut
there is a problem with title number 13 .The music stopped at about 4mn 10s .This title "Native tables" have normally a time of 5mn 02s , so I can't listen it entirely.My order is #1611703.
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David A. Fritz


I have been an admireor of Richard Souther (AKA Under the Radar) since his Heirborne days. This 2001 project Under the Radar reminds me of Heirborne in some places. I must admit I thought he disapeared from the scene until I visted his website, and found more great projects. On "A Blip on The Screen" Under the Radar lends his genius to the Electronica genre, and does so with unique innovative approach to the synthesizer. Creatve rythums and sounds flow throughout this project. As usual Under the Radar makes the sythesizer work for him as opposed to synthesizer being in control. Highlighted tracks are the opening selection "Abyssina, Code Warrior, Brave New world, Smoke Screen, Race Against time and Native Tables. This is a different artistic movement for Richard Souther, but as with the other movements he handles it well.

Davd A. Fritz,
Host/Producer/founder,
"Expressions" Inspirational Jazz
Syndicated Inspirational Jazz Show
on the internet.
DJDavidFritz1@Verizon.net
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Brian Wilson

Just keeps getting better...
Blip on the Radar is the first CD I have bought in years that I listened to 5 times back to back! Not one bad track on the album. Buy it, and be enlightened!!!
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Stanley Duquette

AWESOME and quite creative with sounds and MIX
Brilliant and very creative with rhythm and voicing.
I sit mystfied with wonder at the creative and new use of
melodic riffs and counter lines. Full emersion and great
intensity. I'm exicited and looking forward to more great
work from RICHARD SOUTHER!
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vjazz

Richard Souther
Glad to see Richard still pleasing us with his creative music. If your are a fan of Innermissions, Heiborne, or Cross Currents, Buy this Cd!! Richards best, and slickest work IMO.
If your a gear junkie, fellow electronic musician, or composer, listen how Richard paints electronic soundscapes with Virtual instruments, loops, and soul. In fact i would say Richard's music is electronic music with soul. Enjoy !!
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Harry Poole

Skilled & Talented Artist....Love This Music!!
I discovered Richard's music while visiting the Korg-USA website (musical instrument manufacturer). Korg had one of his demos included to demonstrate their "Legacy series" products. So as I was going through some of these, Richard's music struck me as innovative and interesting....and I linked to his web site.

The CD has a great selection of music styles, primarily focused around trance, techno, and jazzy beats with deep atmospheric and ethereal background pads layered with motion and realism. Richard does a great job of creating feelings & emotions back to the listener, through his music.

It's amazing that all of this was done by Richard using only his keyboards, which truly demonstrates his talent not only music composition and playing ability, but also for the technical aspects of these electronic realizations.

The sound quality and mixing of the sounds is also first class...I just love this CD!!
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Tony Thomas

A Masterwork!!
Richard Souther is an artist with a seemingly never ending range of diversity and sophistication. This project demonstrates his mastery of the sequenced electronic music idiom. His compositional arsenal is a rich treasure trove of everything from world music, to pop, to jazz, to classical, to electronica and beyond. Having followed his career for nearly two decades, I can hear his growth as a musician and as a human being. This may be computer generated music, but it is dripping with emotion. It has heart and soul! A masterwork!!
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Tony Thomas

A Masterwork!!
Richard Souther is an artist with a seemingly never ending range of diversity and sophistication. This project demonstrates his mastery of the sequenced electronic music idiom. His compositional arsenal is a rich treasure trove of everything from world music, to pop, to jazz, to classical, to electronica and beyond. Having followed his career for nearly two decades, I can hear his growth as a musician and as a human being. This may be computer generated music, but it is dripping with emotion. It has heart and soul! A masterwork!!
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