Robert Davies was born 1964 in Pennsylvania, USA. Grew up listening to progressive bands, art rock, electronic & ambient music. He attributes the occasional darker aspects of his sound to watching too many horror films as a youth, and the more meditative aspects to a deep appreciation of nature and beauty. He strives for an ethereal ambience, something dark but pleasant, deep and entrancing. "Sub Rosa" is a fine collection of meditative and flowing, drone-based ambient, with a rare beauty and delicacy - reminiscent of the best Mathias Grassow.
Carlos Perón was the founder of globally renowned cult act Yello, initiator of the world’s first ever video clip, ‘The Evening’s Young’ from the group’s second album “Claro Que Si”. Following the fifth Yello album “You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess”, which was released as the world’s first ever Compact Disc in 1983, Carlos left the group to embark on an ambitious solo career. Impersonator I (1981) [Reissue 2006]. Impersonator I was originally released in 1981 when Carlos Perón was still a member of the band Yello. Remastered, with two bonus tracks…
The U.K. edition of Anthology 1964-1998: Unfinished Business contains several tracks not on the American edition, which is a nice bonus, but it's not a great difference, not enough to warrant an extended search or significantly more money if you're buying this on import. However, if you happen across it for a good price, or if you live in the U.K., they make this already-excellent collection even better.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ Strathclyde Concertos, all premièred by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, are among his most significant contributions to the concerto genre. Concerto No 3 for Horn and Trumpet marks a turning point in the cycle of ten concertos by employing multiple soloists, and stands in the lineage of works by Haydn, Mozart and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. Concerto No 4 explores the clarinet’s lyrical Mozartian heritage, alongside subtle percussive effects and agile virtuosity.