Search Results for:

THE ROUNDTABLE

Ian MacFarlane

Planetarium

    * Rare private press Electro and Ambient Synth
    * Solo album from former Cybotron member Ian MacFarlane
    * Electronic Outsider Music

    Post-Nuclear Mind Music? Lizard Strategies? Void Spirit…? These bizarre titles are just a few of the self-coined terms that Australian electronic musician Ian MacFarlane has conjured to represent his eccentric sonic world. An artist whose unique style of electronic experimentalism has balanced dangerously close to the edge of popular convention, existing outside the mainstream and extending well beyond the fringe of any sanctioned independent scene. A futurist outsider whose extraordinary musical vision has explored the uncharted realms of consciousness and fantasy.

    Following a brief stint with the legendary Australian Krautrockers Cybotron, MacFarlane produced three independent solo albums throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s. His debut LP Void Spirit, an experimental album issued under the pen name ‘Violet Lightning’, was followed by a further two albums published under his own name, the cosmic influenced Back From Beyond and finally the privately issued electro-ambient suite Planetarium.

    Presented with hours of unreleased home recordings, The Roundtable has begun a dedicated search through the fascinating archives of this under exposed artist. Beginning with a vinyl release of the rare cassette-only album Planetarium; this private press sees MacFarlane armed with a bank of Roland Synthesizers, Drum Machines and field recordings, spawning a mutant amalgam of German Kosmische Musik, French Library electro and Private Issue New Age.

    Surrender to the stars and welcome to the first instalment of “Muzak To Moralize By”. 


    Latest Pre-Sales

    287 NEW ITEMS

    RT @DippedInGoldRec: Not that you need a reason to tune in but @GROTBAGSBAND will be played on the ever wonderful @JohnKennedy tonight.. gi…
    Tue 21st - 8:12
    The first @dinkededition of 2020 announced tomorrow 11pm. Keep those 👀 peeled. Follow the link to find out more abo… https://t.co/Kh0r6GtfIU
    Tue 21st - 6:48
    DINKED 39 is announced tomorrow at 11am. Keep those eyes peeled folks!!!! #DinkedEdition #StrongerTogetherhttps://t.co/Psu2PL1pgl
    Tue 21st - 4:41
    Juuustt a copies left on pre-order for this folks! Talking Heads 'Remain In Light - Unreleased Outakes'… https://t.co/KJy73xAU4b
    Tue 21st - 12:56
    Open and ready. Who’s coming to get themselves warm on this cold but sunny Saturday with some new releases?… https://t.co/X1pvtbqqMC
    Sat 18th - 10:13
    E-newsletter —
    Sign up
    Back to top