Etherea is beautifully breathtaking ambient release from composer Jeffrey Koepper.
It is Koepper's first solo release.
He has been releasing excellent electronic music since 1985 in various groups and collaborations.
Koepper is a unique electronic composer in today's world in that he uses a wide variety of vintage synthesizers and sequencers to create his emotional evolving sound-worlds.
His mission is to create "The music of tomorrow with the technology of yesterday." Instruments by Oberheim, Arp, Sequential Circuits, Moog, PPG, Emu, Roland and others were put into service in the creation of Etherea.
The use of the instruments is evident by the smooth lush organic textures that are not possible on modern instruments.
All of the songs were created through live real time sound-sculpturing with the composer interacting directly with the tactile interface of the analogue synths and sequencers to make them live, breathe and come to life.
Then the individual tracks are then mixed in real time using an analogue mixing desk and a variety of vintage effects devices.
The composer melts the tracks into each other to create these beautiful soundscapes.
Production credits of Etherea go to Jeffrey Koepper and long time friend Steve Roach.
Steve Roach was integral in the final arrangement and finishing treatments of Etherea.