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Novels For The Moons


Novels For The Moons

Medical Records
LP $18.95


MR 011 

***Medical Records is ecstatic to present the reissue of the essential Novels For The Moons by AXXESS. Originally released in 1983, Axxess is the brainchild of French multimedia artist PATRICK MIMRAN. Mr. Mimran was co-director of Lamborghini Motors (along with his brother) at the time and fittingly released the album on the imprint Lamborghini Records. Heavily influenced by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream, and Kraftwerk, Mr. Mimran commissioned the German engineer ANDREAS BAHRDT to build a custom complex synthesizer which eventually materialized into a 16 voice analog synthesizer of genius proportions. Andreas had previously designed a less elaborate prototype for Peter Baumann of Tangerine Dream fame. What then came to life as the product of Patrick’s imagination and this unique machine is a spectacular array of 15 sequenced instrumentals that is Novels For The Moons. The opener “When The Lips Fly High” sets the stage for the labyrinthine polyrhythms that will enchant and enrapture the listener for the duration of the album. While most tracks have an upbeat driving vibe, others have a synth-heavy low-key subdued aspect as well. The album has been described in some circles as having cosmic qualities (as well as the track “Pages” making an appearance on a Daniele Baldelli mix in the past). Occasional resemblances to ‘70s horror synth soundtracks could also be appreciated but with a more intricate song structure of layered intertwining sequenced patterns (such as in the track “Dancing Shadows”). This long out of print beautiful artifact has essentially been unavailable except for the occasional rare copy on the collector’s market (with the corresponding high prices). The LP features original reproduction sleeve art (front and back) featuring the mysterious and eye-dazzling original painting that donned the original LP. Included is a 2-sided insert featuring an interview and profile of Axxess by DAVE SEGAL and color photos of the infamous “Le Bart” synth used to create this masterpiece. This will certainly appeal to fans of early progressive synth records, sequencer-heavy Tangerine Dream period, cosmic disco, and other lovers of all things early-electronic. Presented on high-quality 180-gram yellow vinyl in a limited edition of 1,000 hand-numbered copies.