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Seven Waves

by Suzanne Ciani

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Juandale Pringle This record sounds like an underwater level from a Super-Nintendo game. Very serene!
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) Suzanne Ciani is a renowned and successful US electronica composer and performer, for decades already - but for reasons unknown, I haven't heard or read her name until recently. Obviously, she was a pioneer on the Buchla synthesizer in the 70's, which I've never heard of or read about, too! Nevermind, I'm glad that I've bumped into her music by now, which clearly is inspired by the "Berlin School". Her synthetic sounds are remarkably warm and full of life - a highly pleasant discovery to me. Favorite track: The Sixth Wave: Deep In The Sea.
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plasticseahorse Charming proto-ambient vignettes. The sister album to Mort Garson’s Plantasia. Favorite track: The Second Wave: Sirens.
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Following Finders Keepers’ first time compendium of Suzanne Ciani’s vintage electronic private music, custom made commercials and sound effects with last years Lixiviation, and providing a brilliant companion piece to the recently deleted limited edition handmade edition of her ultra-rare 1970 art house installation record Voice Of Packaged Souls (released via the Demdike Stare/Finders Keepers Dead Cert company) the sonic sisterhood at Bird Records now present a specially packaged 30 anniversary edition of the record that “The Delia Debyshire Of Th Atari Generation” regards as her finest hour with this internationally exhaulted commercial debut Seven Waves from 1982.

“Originally released exactly 30 years ago, Seven Waves was my first commercial album. It took two years to complete and was first released in Japan in 1982. Seven Waves is special for me because it expresses my love for and fascination with early electronic instruments. With this album I blended my classical-romantic sense for melodies with the astounding possibilities offered by electronics. Because most of the instruments on Seven Waves no longer exist, this recording is a historic footprint in the evolution of music, unique to its time yet still valid today” – Suzanne Ciani

With a portfolio that boasts music from the Xenon pinball machine, the sounds for the Meco Star Wars theme, the Atari TV commercials and the electronic sound effects in the original Stepford Wives film (amongst many others) the mutant electronic-music CV of Suzanne Ciani is proof that in a 1970s commercial world of boys toys, monopolised by male dominated advertising industry, a woman’s touch was the essential secret ingredient to sucessful sonic seduction. Recently, and rapidly, enjoying a new ressurgence amongst fans of all streams of electronic, experimental and neo-tantrik music Suzanne Ciani is proud to collaborate with the Finders Keepers/Bird family to present a new generation with the record, seldom celebrated this side of the Atlantic, that truly turned her career from behind the scenes library composer to a leading light in modern American electronica spearheading the musical new-age movement and drawing indelible parallels with krautrock, early techno and electronic soundtracks.


released February 22, 2016


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Suzanne Ciani California

Suzanne is a five-time Grammy award-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist who has released over 20 solo albums including "Seven Waves," and "The Velocity of Love," along with a landmark quad LP “LIVE Quadraphonic,” which restarted her Buchla modular performances. Her work has been featured in films, games, and countless commercials as well. ... more

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