Forest, Mountain, Valley

by Pulse Emitter

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Originally released as a C50 cassette on Tranquility Tapes.

"It's an honor to present new work by one of the most talented and dedicated purveyors of synthesizer music working today: Portland's Daryl Groetsch. Inspired by the environmental majesty surrounding Groetsch's home in the Pacific Northwest, Forest, Mountain, Valley explores the allure and mystery of nature through three long form compositions. Each movement unfolds with utmost patience, utilizing space brilliantly as they are paradoxically minimal in structure and dynamics, yet bursting at the seams with raw beauty and emotion. Recorded in pristine fidelity and played with precision, synthesizer tones are stunningly present, allowing gorgeous melodies to envelop the ears entirely. In just under an hour, Groetsch takes the listener on an entire journey: from the climb, to the vista, and finally to the descent. Just sit back and let the master be your guide. On pro-dubbed and imprinted chrome cassettes, featuring designs by Caroline Teagle." --Tranquility Tapes


released May 26, 2011



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Pulse Emitter Portland, Oregon

Pulse Emitter is the musical project of Daryl Groetsch. He focuses on melodic synthesizer music that is calming and transportive. Since 2004, he has released albums on acclaimed labels and has toured Europe and N. America. Music critic David Keenan has said, "No one is making synth music that feels so organic, so rapturous and so 'in tune' with the contours of outer and inner space as Groetsch." ... more


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