Buchla Now, new album with Buchla music from Suzanne Ciani, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & more

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Buchla Now is a new album release with music from artists using Buchla synthesizers including Suzanne Ciani, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Todd Barton & more

Don Buchla has developed synthesizers that go beyond the scope of classic, subtractive synthesis. Instead of filtering sounds, they add harmonics to sounds, making them richer and complex. It’s a different approach to work with synthesis. Today it is known as West Coast synthesis and many elements have made it into classical synthesis today. Especially wave folders, waveshapers…

Don is a legend and his instruments still inspire many musicians, young and old. And the most beautiful thing for me is when I can listen to music where these instruments are used. Just recently, the cassette label Ultraviolet Light celebrated its birthday with a new album release dedicated to D. B. synths.

Buchla Now


To celebrate its 5th year and 20th release, cassette label Ultraviolet Light has cooked up something truly special: Buchla Now, a collection of new music created on synthesizers designed by Don Buchla, the visionary instrument maker, inventor/physicist, circuit designer, musician, and founder of what has popularly become known as the “West Coast Style” of synthesis.

Artists & Tracks

  • Jonathan Fitoussi, Planète Sauvage (Music Easel)
  • Todd Barton, Apeiron (Music Easel)
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Moon like a Marble (Music Easel)
  • Marcia Bassett, Influence Scrambler (B – 200 Modular)
  • Dan Deacon, Unseen Objects (Easel Command)
  • Hans Tammen, ääniä (Music Easel)
  • Steve Horelick, Spirals of an Inner Life (Music Easel and B – 200e)
  • Suzanne Ciani, Empty Skies (B – 200e)

The album is available now for $8 USD as a digital download from Bandcamp.

More information here: Bandcamp

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