Simo Lazarov ‘Nature-Electronic Music’

01 Side A (18:15)

  • Contemplation
  • Cascade
  • A Breath of Air
  • Nature

02 Side B (19:56)

  • UFO
  • A Star Message
  • Sun Protuberances
  • The Cyborg Invasion
  • A Call from Heaven
  • Contemplation

Total time 38:10
LP released by Balkanton, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1988

Simo Lazarov, real name Simon Leon Lazar (b.1948), is the most important electroacoustic music composer in Bulgaria. In 1973, he founded the Studio for Electronic Music at Bulgarian National Radio. During the 1980s, he pioneered home-studio techniques and the use of personal computers for composers in Bulgaria. Since 1996, he has been Computer Music teacher at the New Bulgarian University, and has also been lecturing during summer courses in US universities (Ann Arbor U. and Michigan U.). For more info, see official bio at the Bulgarian Composers’ website. He released 9 LPs, 26 CDs and a 30 CD-set was published in 2003, spanning his entire career. His first records were released on the state label Balkanton and are said to offer a choice of more accessible tracks compared to his experimental work. His first LP, The City, came out in 1984, while Nature-Electronic Music was released 1988, possibly his 3rd LP. It’s basically 2 side-long mixes of various electronic tracks, interwoven with environmental recordings (river, children playing, storm). The music is entirely composed on synthesizers and sequencers, and the style reminds early Bulgarian progressive rock band FSB (for Formation Studio Balkanton), particularly the all-synthesizer 1978 II LP, (see here for this amazing disc).


4 Responses to “Simo Lazarov ‘Nature-Electronic Music’”

  1. 1 Virginius December 9, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Great music, I have this LP. Where I can find it in lossles ?

  2. 2 gianni August 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I am enjoying it, thank you!

  3. 3 sparrow February 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Please, reupload!

  4. 4 continuo February 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    See this page for re-upload requests.

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