Iasos

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Celestial Soul Portrait
Used - LP - NUM049
2013 2LP Original Compilation Album, Another Gem From The Numero Group. Jacket Shows Some Light Wear, With Moderate Seam Splits To Bottom Edges. "In Their Absolute Unpredictability, Numero Surprise Us Yet Again. Celestial Soul Portrait, By California-based Electronic, Ambient, And New Age Music Pioneer Iasos, Compiles Early And Rare Recordings By This Authentic "Outsider" Who Released His Debut Album In 1975 -- The Same Year As Brian Eno's Discreet Music And New Age Icon Steven Halpern's First Record, Christening For Listening - A Soundtrack For Every Body. Iasos Is A Formally Trained Flutist And Self-taught Multi-instrumentalist -- Guitars, Wind Instruments, You Name It. More Importantly, Long Before Recording, He Was Early To Experiment With Phase Shifters And Echoplexes On Acoustic Instruments, Four-track Tape Recorders, Feedback, Loops, Pitch-shifting, Varying Tape Speeds, And Early Analog Synth Technologies Such As The Rmi Keyboard Computer And The Arp Pro/dgx -- The Latter He Has Continued To Use For Four Decades In Concerts. Iasos' Early Music, Which He Calls "Paradise Music" Or "Inter-dimensional Music" (The Latter Is The Title Of His First Album And The Name Of His Record Label), Is Serene, Spacy, And Blissful To Be Sure, And Does Contain Those Elements That Mark New Age Music, But There Isn't Anything Tepid About It. It's Strange, Organic-sounding, Yet Also Otherworldly. Check "The Angels Of Comfort." Its Unedited Version Is Over 30 Minutes (It's 11 Here) And Was The Front Side Of His Angelic Music Album. The Whispering Synth Chords Are Restrained Yet They Never Stop Moving; They Seem To Change Tone, Color, Texture, All The While Remaining In Repose. Developmental And Musical Psychologist Dr. Joel D. Funk Has Used This Track In His Research With Those Who've Undergone Near-death Experiences. They Universally Selected This Track As The One That Most Resembled Their Adventures Of Being In Between This World And The Next. "Procession On The Horizon," With Its Trippy Arp Lines, Shimmering Chords, And Lithe Cosmic Melodies All Entwined Effortlessly, Was Inspired By Iasos' Hearing Of Jimi Hendrix's "Drifting." Closer "Crystal*white*fire*light," With Its Use Of Wiggy Steel Guitar, Flute, And Synths Simulating Organs, As Well As Unidentifiable Electronic Sounds, Sends Celestial Soul Portrait Out On A Truly Ecstatic Note. While It's True These Sounds Might Not Resonate With Everybody, Anyone At All Interested In Early Ambient And Homemade Production Techniques -- As Well As Calming, Sincere Music -- Should Take Note. Kudos To Numero For Another Revelation." AMG Review By Thom Jurek. more
Inter-Dimensional Music
Used - LP - UR 700
Rare 1978 Gold Foil Embossed Cover, Private Pressing Still In Shrink Wrap. Regarded As The First New Age Record Released. “This Can Be Thought Of As A Sonic Journey Through A Great Many Realms - From Etheric Tropical To Inter-Planetary - Great For Consciousness-Travelling Via Sound.“ - Iasos more
Inter-Dimensional Music Through Iasos
Used - LP - UR 700
1975 Foil Embossed Cover Original Out Of Corte Madera, California. Slight Ring "Dirt" On Front Cover. LP Appears Unplayed. Greek Born Composer And New Age Music Icon. "Wildly Experimental - A Progressive Concoction Of Analog Synth Textures, Flutes, Piano, Percussion And Environmental Recordings. Some Tracks Are Astonishingly Intricate With Complex, Jazzy Chord Changes, Morphing Time Signatures And Echoes Of 60's Bachelor Pad Music. The Music Literally Sparkles With Life And Light. It's Like Nothing Else From The 1970's And Really Does Sound Like Music From Another Place, Or Other Dimension If You Will. Music Journalist And Historian Douglas Mcgowan, In His Notes To The Excellent New Age Retrospective Album I Am The Centre (2013), Has Called Iasos' Debut "One Of The Most Startling Musical Debuts Ever...i Would Go So Far As To Say That Posterity Will Gradually Reveal This Former Bay Area Dollar Bin Staple As One Of The 20th Century's Most Significant Works Of Music." Mike G. Ambient Music Guide. more

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