Out of print in the U.S.! Digitally remastered edition of this 1981 album from Electronic music pioneer Larry Fast and his Synergy project. Audion was the fifth album to come from Synergy. It was the follow up album to Games although this album has a more Rock feel than the structured feel of the previous album. The album contains 10 tracks although again no guitars are present on this recording. Includes sleeve notes by Larry Fast.
This reissue of pioneering electronic artist Synergy is an interesting and entertaining mix. Audion
opens with "Orbit Five," layering melodic runs and chords over percussion for a very progressive-rock result. "Terminal Hotel," a slow, heavily rhythmic piece with an atmospheric opening, is full of the cinematic drama that Synergy is famous for. There are several orchestral-sounding pieces as well, making one wonder what would happen if, for instance, the London Symphony took on the anthemic "After the Earthquake," the classically structured "Falcons and Eagles," or "Flight of the Looking Glass," which mixes classical and pop sensibilities. Knowing that Audion
was originally recorded before the age of digital synthesis makes the results all the more impressive. --Genevieve Williams