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The original Pere Ubu keyboardist Allen Ravenstine in a limited edition release of analog electronics, an extraordinary album of rich sound taking unexpected twists and turns while showing the power of the EML synthesizer, coupled with a theremin.

Ravenstine, Allen
The Pharaoh's Bee

Ravenstine, Allen: The Pharaoh's Bee (Recommended Records)

Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Allen Ravenstine, erstwhile eminence grise of classic-era Pere Ubu, was one of the best-integrated and least predictable pioneers of analogue synthesis in rock before he quit both public and musical arenas to pursue an entirely different career. But he never lost his interest in, or his feel for, analogue electronics; and so we have this, lapidary, limited-edition solo release which reaches back to the glory days of Princeton and Cologne in its acceptance, and celebration, of the almost human, frail, fallible, delicate and mysterious qualities of handmade analogue electronics.

It was an invitation to contribute to I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary that led to the recording of an impromptu duo performance on EML-101 and 200 synthesizers, with current Ubu synthesist Robert Wheeler. A pair of albums: City Desk and Farm Report, were released from these sessions in 2013, after which, re-engaged, Ravenstine began to work in earnest on music. By the following June had enough material for a record -- this record, his first solo release, produced by William Blakeney, a Canadian lawyer, studio engineer and associate board member of the Electronic Music Foundation."-ReR Megacorp

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Product Information:

Limited edition of 1000 copies.

UPC: 752725035927

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: RER AR1
Squidco Product Code: 21477

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: diDigipack - 3 panel
Recorded in 2015 by the artist.


Allen Ravenstine-theremin, synthesizer

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Track Listing:

1. The Pharoah's Bee 3:14

2. Painted Desert 3:35

3. Night In August 4:43

4. Pond 5:33

5. Full Moon 3:04

6. Star Crossed 11:33

7. Dragonfly 3:14

8. High Noon Broad Channel 3:17

9. Bug's Ear 3:33

10. Dry Bones 3:54

11. Turk 4:02