Alto Stratus: Region 5

(Auricle Archive AMACDR 008) CDR80

Alto Stratus - Region 5, artwork by Jim Tetlow7.00 + p&p

Region Five, Regione Cinque, Gegend Fünf, Région Cinq

1. Awakening 4'49"
2.
Disturbo 3'28"
3.
Vie 6'07"
4.
Être En Face 8'22"
5.
Re-Awakening 1'09"
6.
Schreken 2'33"
7.
Retour 1'52"
8.
Kräftigen 2'08"
9.
Herrschaft 4'17"
10.
Destruktïw 3'22"
11.
Reflection 3'22"
12.
Disturbo #2 1'42"
13.
Sceptre 3'45"
14.
Automaton 2'10"
15.
In Flight 0'48"
16.
Circuit 1'38"
17.
Chasm 2'28"
18.
Monolith 3'09"
19.
Ssai 2'40"
20.
Ground Zero 1'35"
21.
Buntschon 3'30"
22.
Dietro 2'10"
23.
Fuori Silenzio 11'09"
24.
Virgola 0'48"

Created by Alto Stratus (as Region 5) at Studio Gegend (1983-1984).
Taken from VIAGGIO PER SPAZZIO (Säbel SAD 83314), VIAGGIO PER SPAZIO (Auricle AMC 007) remix 1984, & DIETRO IL SILENZIO (Auricle AMC 003).
Compiled & remixed at Tachyon Studio (17-18 June 2001).

Alan & Steve Freeman: turntables, sound sampling, processing, string thing & motor, Yamaha CS5, Casio keys.

A mopping-up of choice moments released on cassette under the guise of Region 5 in 1983 and 1984, largely based on gramophone record manipulating, mixing and layering. Basically these were our attempts to do cosmic/ambient synth music before we actually had any instruments! So, if you recognise something in these enigmatic "picture music" vignettes, you may be right, although I doubt many could identify a lot of what we used!