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1st Encounter

by Sayer

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    2013 Remastered version of 1st Encounter.

    CD in jewel case with 4 page color insert, printed CD face, and clear tray with printed tray insert.

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Desert 13:36
Liberation 08:18
Perhaps 10:28
Aqua 02:30
Trade Winds 10:09


Originally released on CD in December of 2003. All tracks were remastered in 2013 for this new release.

The idea behind 1st Encounter was to try a new direction with my music, combining classic electronic music influences with more modern sounds and styles.

Review excerpts from the original release:

"Hot off the presses, the new album by Sayer is a rhythmic/ melodic extravaganza filled with colorful melodic hooks and crisp sequential riffs. There are cosmic symphonic moment interwoven into the mix, but by and large it’s a non-stop dose of motorik perfect for space cruising on the Autobahn. Your head will be spinning and your feet tapping when this is in the player."

Synth Music Direct:
"If you want an album of tranquil float look elsewhere but if on the other hand you want music to get the heart racing then you should really have this CD in your collection."

Update... August 2019. Here is the list of synths used on this album:

Access: Virus b
Emu: Audity 2000
Kawai: XD-5
Novation: Nova
Oberheim: OB-12
Waldorf: Q Rack, MW II, Micro Q
Quasimidi: 309
Roland: MKS-7, MKS-50, JP-8080
Yamaha: EX5, AN1x, A3000, CS1x
Korg: ER-1


released July 2, 2013


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Sayer Sugar Land, Texas

For most of my life, electronic music has been an integral part of my journey. My musical wanderings have gone in many directions over the years, but more recently tend to lean toward electronic sequence based sound-scapes.

My older music, mostly created back in the mp3.com days, tended to be more rhythmic and simple. You can explore the older stuff in the "Sayer - Archives" link below.
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