Software ‎– Digital-Dance

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Innovative Communication ‎– D2-74766, Chameleon Music Group ‎– D2-74766
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CD, Album
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Tracklist

1 Oceans-Breath 9:18
2 Magnificent-Shore 7:44
3 Waving-Voices 6:03
4 Island-Sunrise 6:30
5 Magic-Beach 5:22
6 Sea-Gulls-Audience 6:28
7 Digital-Dance 5:48
8 Magicians-Song 6:44
9 Percussion-Island 5:52

Credits

Notes

The digital dance runs a movement of chance to a self creating structure
This animated world is tenderly curled by the power of fractal rupture
Binary waves are born in caves in the secret parts of your brain
And their magic sound still floating around linked you and you to a chain

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 033237476621

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IC 80.071 Software Digital-Dance(LP, Album, Gat) Innovative Communication IC 80.071 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
CDMS 1029 Software Digital-Dance(CD, Album) Innovative Communication CDMS 1029 France 1989 Sell This Version
D1-74766 Software Digital Dance(LP, Album) Chameleon Records (2) D1-74766 US 1988 Sell This Version
LFIC 123 Software Digital-Dance(LP, Album) Les Folies Art LFIC 123 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
240E 2036 Software Digital-Dance(CD, Album, Dig) King Records, Seven Seas, Innovative Communication 240E 2036 Japan 1989 Sell This Version

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mrs_todd

mrs_todd

July 6, 2012
Software is down with a bit of saxophone, and that's a not a bad thing, really. This is one of those releases that folks might lump in with The Nature Company, Yanni, and Mannheim Steamroller if they don't know what they're talking about. Allmusic even places it in a genre called "adult alternative." No matter, I still dig it. To me it's more akin to Tangerine Dream. It floats along, with softly rendered synthetic atmospheres and the occasional electric guitar or sax solo. The aforementioned sax solos in Oceans-Breath and Magic-Beach are lovely along with much of the synth work, but the standout track is Island-Sunrise which could have been the backing track for a romantic montage in a mid-80s Michael Mann film. I'm thinking Thief would have made good use of it.

This release was composed by Peter Mergener and Michael Weisser, a sci-fi author. The artwork was taken from a 1981 film called Carla's Island made by Nelson L. Max to highlight the capability of computer graphics. A few years later, Mergener and Weisser came out with Digital-Dance, and chose a still of Carla's Island as their cover art. You can check out the rolling waves of Carla's Island on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO-JB1WHmRc).