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  • Composer: Larry Fast
  • Audio CD (March 17, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Voiceprint UK
  • ASIN: B0001KJO7O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,511 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Orbit Five
2. Revolt At L-5
3. Terminal Hotel
4. Electric Blue
5. Ancestors
6. After The Earthquake
7. Falcons And Eagles
8. Flight Of The Looking Glass
9. Shibolet
10. And End To History
11. After The Earthquake (1976 Demo)

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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.

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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

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Claud Wolf on March 16, 2008
Format: Audio CD
My first introduction to electronic music was Kraftwerks' Ralf and Florian. It was very experimental, and not really for public consumption. I liked it, but I preferred the symphonic sound of say, ELP or even Yes. I heard Audion as background music in 1984, and I had to have the album. 24 years later, I still listen to it on the way to work or while reading.

From the opening track, Orbit 5, you get the feeling of being very high, and dreamy- then you smack right into revolt at L-5, one of my favorite peices of music. Stone-age percussion, moody synthisizers- what could be better? This appears again, slower and more thoughtful, in Electric Blue. Ancestors is also very thoughtful. Flight of the Looking Glass is also energetic, and very flowing- like the best of Synergy, it flows and keeps you building upward while pausing momentarily for you to get your bearings. Shibolet sets you up for The End Of History, closing the album with another thoughtful peice.

What genre is this? It's not Krautrock, the term coined to discribe the electronic music coming out of Germany in the 70's. It's not ambient, although it has many elements of that. It's not rock- no vocals, and no guitars that I know of on this album. I suppose Electronic Symphonic will have to do. It's theme based with lots of structure. Hard to beleive Larry Fast could produce an album like this with what would be considered museum peices today.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth E. Clark on December 8, 2011
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At 52 I have listened to this type of music since Tangerine Dream's Aplha Centuri was released (1970?). I bought it then on vinyl and still it plays as good as the day I bought it. I have been a fan of theirs, Eno, Patrick O'hearn, Vangelis, Cyrille Verdeaux, and especially Wendy Carlos to name a few. I just purchased this now (December 2011) and am deeply impressed by what Mr.Fast created using equipment that young keyboardists consider outdated. It is a clear example of why the technology doesn't matter unless a person with a creative vision is at the helm. I loved the first Synergy record and still have the vinyl from when it came out. This record impresses me as being far superior an effort. For those that are players/composers of this type of music, I invite you to compare this to more recent efforts by people in this genre. Mr. Fast's work with Peter Gabriel is also to be listened to. Please check out his work as a member of Tony Levin's group.
If compared to say, Brian Eno's 'Small Craft on a Milk Sea'I do not think you will find the sound of Audion dated. Highly recommended if you like this type of thing. Enjoy.
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I thought some of the compositions are very good, others not so much. It's difficult to get past the actual "sound" - for me it interfered with the enjoyment of the compositions themselves. I assume some of the instruments are digital - when spectrally and dynamically "thin" sounds are layered, it's harder to distinguish them as separate entities.

I bought these mainly out of nostalgia (I had these albums on vinyl when I was young). You might get an ironic joy out the datedness of the sound and idioms, but I can't say it's something I'd like to listen to many times.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. (Harry) Hernandez VINE VOICE on February 18, 2014
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AUDION is Synergy's 5th album (hope I got that right). Here Synergy returns to a more classical form of composition, that is to say, more programmatic style electronica. I think it dates to 1982. Here you will find rousing, beautiful and sometimes tear-inducing pieces that are nonetheless electronica in its original, pure state. As beautiful and haunting as it all is, Synergy infuses some pieces with a kind of soaring, cosmic humor.

There is one piece on here that makes me weep because it reminds me of my mother. AUDION strikes me as a sort of continuation of Fast's work on his earlier album Games (see my review). He's matured greatly, become ever much more sophisticated, and with his album just previous to this, Cords, he had hit his major stride. But AUDION was hearkening back to a Medieval-Trance type of electronic orchestral pop.

Since I shoot from the hip with lifelong favorites, my reviews might appear all over the place. Believe me, with Synergy--a/k/a the mighty composer Larry Fast--they are really not all over the place. So forgive me for this "form-letter" review. I will not begin to critique Synergy--all I can do is love him.

The trouble is, enough cannot be said about Larry Fast. His first three albums, which I have reviewed here and more, I have always likened to Stravinsky finding his audience and his era. Larry first collaborated with someone (Pete Sobell) and then another whose name I always forget. Fast was a studio musician who literally made Peter Gabriel after Gabriel left Genesis, because of the sounds and rhythms he created for Peter.
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By MDS on December 23, 2013
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Been a fan of Fast's work for what, about 30 years? Didn't enjoy it as much as Metropolitan Suite, but then that's one of my overall favorites.
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