forgot how good this is, from 1980, one of the absolute pillars of ambient music.
David Parsons – Sounds of the Mothership (1980)
also a very simple lesson, no matter one’s gear or knowledge of music theory, the absolutely most important principle is that the music matters in the sense that it MUST be produced, there is something the artist sees and then at all cost must realize using whatever is at hand, whatever they have learned up to this point, and they end up redefining what the theory is and what the equipment can be. this for me is such a release. revisiting such material is an occasion for me to press the reset button and recover that original but fleeting moment of inspiration where anything can be possible again.
likewise, a few more favorites from around the same time:
Geoffrey Chandler – Starscapes (1980)
Ariel Kalma - Interfrequence (1980)
Don Slepian - Sea of Bliss (1980)