This is André Stordeur‘s unique solo LP, released 1979 on Brussels’ Igloo Records. Stordeur is a Belgian modular synthesizer specialist with a fondness for Serge and EMS gearing (see my Wikipedia article for biographical details). Innumerable Stordeur patchs and filters for the Serge await the aficionado on the Internet. During the 1970s, Stordeur collaborated with the Studio voor Experimentele Muziek, an experimental music ensemble founded by Joris De Laet in Antwerp, Flanders, of which I include a couple of videos below.
♫ 18 Days is an electronic music album, somewhat comparable in style to American Jack Tamul and Laurie Spiegel‘s own efforts, that is, dense, analog synth textures with a metaphysical atmosphere. The A side was created on EMS Synthi AKS and modified 8 voice patchable Oberheim SEM1 system, while the flip includes computer generated sounds (according to the composer himself in the Comments section). Whichever, Stordeur raises beautiful sounds, textures and sequences from his machines, sparingly arranging them into glacial, meditative soundscapes.
The record is engineered by Daniel Léon and produced by Daniel Sotiaux, the duo behind the Igloo label. Nowadays, the
Serge synthesizer EMS Synthi is championed by German Thomas Lehn – see his excellent 2000 CD, Feldstärken on Random Acoustics.
01 To You (2:36)
02 Memories (8:52)
03 My World (7:19)
04 CC 101296 (12:24)
05 Aphrodisiac (7:04)
06 Nang Na Nang (4:59)
Total time 43:13
LP released by Igloo Records, IG003, Belgium, 1979
Download [Link removed. Reissue in 2011, apparently. See comments]
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Some vintage Studio voor Experimentele Muziek archive footage: