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A Different Side of Normal

by Sayer

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Graham J. Harkness
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Graham J. Harkness Superb album. I was initially hooked by the first track "New Horizons", but the rest of the album easily easily maintains the high standard set by that opening track. Favorite track: New Horizons.
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neonfan Pure Berlin school electronic heaven. Skillful use of sequencers and melody. Favorite track: Emergence.
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Gedfan Superbly crafted. Brilliant! Grows with plays too, some great new sounds! Favourite track changes everytime!

Excellent young Sayer 😁
Dennis Moore
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Dennis Moore Another fantastic album by Sayer, America's best synthesist. Sequences and melodies abound, as you'd expect, but Sayer also steps out of his comfort zone with 'Intricacies'. Left field it may be, but it really works. Can hardly wait for the next album, a pity they are relatively few and far between, but you can understand why; these are intricate and detailed compositions, fashioned by a Master of the craft. Favorite track: Intricacies.
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New Horizons 06:46
Emergence 06:50
Progressions 06:16
Berliner 08:32
Motions 07:37
Onward 06:49
Open Spaces 06:35
On the Road 07:39
Intricacies 05:59


The theme of this release breaks from the space adventures of recent albums, but the sequences and melodies are as present as ever. The studio has been expanding over the last couple of years which is evident by the large number and variety of synthesizers used on this project.

"Sometimes normal can
change in very good ways,
as it has recently done for me.
This release is a reflection of
finding a new normal..."

Synthesizers used in this release:

Access: Virus TI
Behringer: DeepMind 12
Dave Smith Instruments: Evolver, Prophet 12
Korg: 01W, KingKorg, Radias, Triton, Wavestation
Moog: Slim Phatty,
Nord: Micro Modular
Novation: Nova, Peak, UltraNova
Roland: D-550, JD-990, JV-1080, System-1, XV-5050
Waldorf: Blofeld, MicroWave II, Streichfett
Yamaha: AN1x, EX5
Various Software Synthesizers


released August 12, 2018


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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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