There are no longer any copies of Within Reason in my stock. However Steve Roach is selling the remaining stock on his website here.
Thank you everyone for the support with my new project Within Reason. It is always comforting to know there are those in the electronic music community willing to allow an artist to stretch beyond the atypical and expected musical territory they are is expected to venture.
I will be performing in New York next week along with GroupThink and Broekhuis, Keller & Schonwalder from Europe. Click here for ticket prices and directions to the show.
There are only a few copies of Within Reason left for purchase. This is a new alias/side project of mine where the music is more dubby-techno-downtempo oriented alas with glossalalic synthesizer washes and an undercurrent of rhythmic undulations.
Those of you who are not familiar with US musician Thomas Ronkin should check out his latest release on Periphery. I was asked to do the final mastering for the release and was delighted to do so in so much as I am a fan of Thomas Ronkin's only two releases Symmetrics and Within Distance. This is a limited cdr release and packaged in a beautiful tin case just like the Within Reason cd.
Here is a short blurb to which the contextual description could not be any better worded. Link to samples and purchasing the release is here.
Using then state-of-the-art drum machines, synths, and sequencers, Ronkin works the minimalist/maximalist dynamic to exhilarating effect, his variable tempos and headrush pulsations creating currents of rippling energy that dance nimbly through the eardrum. Whether your tastes gravitate towards the bygone eras of classic Schulze, Roach, Steve Reich, and David Borden's Mother Mallard, or the contemporary skeins fomented by Oneohtrix Point Never, Pulse Emitter, Emeralds, Skaters, etc., Precursors remains just as dazzling now as when it was first forged nearly three decades ago.
released 23 April 2012
Recorded live to tape between 1984 and 1986 in Thomas Ronkin’s studio in Venice, California, on Roland, Sequential Circuits, and Crumar synthesizers and sequencers. Though normal, slight distortion may be discerned on some of these tracks due to the limitations of the analog equipment of its time.