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Stephen W. Tayler: 'Ostinato' to be released in September

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of a stunning new album by the award winning producer, sound designer, engineer & mixer STEPHEN W. TAYLER.

Ostinato’ is a labour of love, built on a forty years’ vision by Stephen, who is influenced by modern electronica and is a Minimalist composer in the tradition of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. "I had so many ideas for music and sound running around inside my head as a teenager, and now, more than 40 years on, technology has evolved to the point where I can realise this vision, as if the outer world and my inner music have finally synchronised, and the production of this album has at last been made possible.” says Stephen. "These are the sounds and ideas that have lived in my mind… the sound of voices, choirs, organs, the piano, the clarinet, synthesizers, vocoders, places and environments, from the depths of my memory and across the years.”

OrinatoAs a mixing and recording engineer, music producer, musician, composer and sound designer, Stephen has contributed this collection of talents to hundreds of world-class albums for artists including Rupert Hine, Suzanne Vega, Peter Gabriel, Underworld, Duncan Sheik, Howard Jones, Stevie Nicks, Milla Jovovich, Rush, Bob Geldof and Tina Turner. He most recently has been working with Kate Bush on her last two albums, as well as her first live performances in thirty-five years.

Stephen has always stayed on the leading edge of audio technology, starting with analogue and tape techniques, and subsequently he has been an early adopter of synthesis, sampling and digital technology. His current work includes engagements with moving image and sound design, as well as digital and installation art. "Ostinato” brings together all of Stephen’s talents and is a stunning example of the art of ambient and minimalist composition.

This title is released 25th September and is available to pre-order here.
John Hackett
John Hackett to release long-awaited rock album with special guests!

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the excellent new album by JOHN HACKETT; Another Life.

John Hackett is highly regarded for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist. Solo flautist, guitarist, singer and composer, John is best known for his work with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist, and the ambient group Symbiosis. John collaborated with his brother Steve on the albums, Voyage of the Acolyte and Please Don’t Touch before leaving Sheffield University to work with Steve, who had just left Genesis. This led to further recordings and tours of the UK, USA and Europe with John playing flute, guitar and bass pedals.

Another Life is John Hackett's long awaited new rock album and is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Checking Out of London (released in 2005). On his new record John Hackett is joined by brother Steve Hackett, ex-Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips and prog legend Nick Magnus to create an evocative musical landscape of powerful rock songs and rich melodies.

This title is released 25th September and is available to pre-order here.