Velocette

Real Name:
Jason Williams
Profile:
Velocette is the nom de record of San Francisco-based ambient techno experimentalist Jason Williams. A member of noted techno producer Jonah Sharp's Reflective Records stable, Williams has released the bulk of his work through the label, including the full-length Sonorities by Starlight and a trio of singles. Wedding minimal, usually electro-derived beats with sparse, atmospheric electronics, Williams' work is as close in feel to '70s space music impressarios like Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese as to contemporary innovators such as Sharp's Spacetime Continuum, Autechre, MLO, and Move D. Originally a cellist, Williams sold his first instrument to buy a sequencer after being introduced to electronic music through friends. His first EP, "Microcosmik," came out on Reflective in 1994, and was later featured on the celebrated Synoptics compilation. Following live performances at the German Love Parade, as well as at events in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Williams released the Clockwork EP before joining the album-length ranks with Sonorities by Starlight, which critics compared favorably with the likes of B12, Deep Space Network, and Atom Heart. Williams' work was also featured on the Headtravel CD-Plus released by Om Records in 1994. -- Sean Cooper
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Albums

Velocette - Sonorities By Starlight album art Velocette Sonorities By Starlight (Album) Reflective US 1996 Sell This Version
Velocette - Changes In The Rhythm Of Life album art Velocette Changes In The Rhythm Of Life (Album) Parallel Recordings, Ltd. US 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

REF 003 Velocette - Microcosmik EP album art Velocette Microcosmik EP(12", EP) Reflective REF 003 US 1994 Sell This Version
REF 012 Velocette - Clockworks EP album art Velocette Clockworks EP(12", EP) Reflective REF 012 US 1995 Sell This Version
Velocette - Voda album art Velocette Voda (EP) Reflective UK 1996 Sell This Version
Velocette - Airtight EP album art Velocette Airtight EP Parallel Recordings, Ltd. US 1997 Sell This Version
Velocette - Auto-Da-Fe EP album art Velocette Auto-Da-Fe EP (EP) Parallel Recordings, Ltd. US 1997 Sell This Version
PRL-004 Velocette - Memories For The Future album art Velocette Memories For The Future(12") Parallel Recordings, Ltd. PRL-004 US 1998 Sell This Version
Velocette - RE EP album art Velocette RE EP (EP) Parallel Recordings, Ltd. US 2000 Sell This Version
Velocette - Rhythm.EP album art Velocette Rhythm.EP (EP) Parallel Recordings, Ltd. US 2001 Sell This Version
Velocette - Life EP album art Velocette Life EP (EP) Parallel Recordings, Ltd. US 2001 Sell This Version
Velocette - July & August album art Velocette July & August Parallel Recordings, Ltd. US 2001 Sell This Version
PRL-009 Velocette - Change EP album art Velocette Change EP(12", EP) Parallel Recordings, Ltd. PRL-009 US 2001 Sell This Version
PRL-014 Velocette - Potboiler album art Velocette Potboiler(12") Parallel Recordings, Ltd. PRL-014 US 2002 Sell This Version
Velocette - Afterimage & Belle Du Jour album art Velocette Afterimage & Belle Du Jour Styrax Records Germany 2018 Sell This Version

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DanGadd

DanGadd

January 15, 2019
Does anyone know what this guys up to, the re- release on styrax really opened my ears..

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