Laurie Spiegel - The Expanding Universe (1980)



Recently re-issued with a slew of new material, this brilliant debut from the composer and programmer is a trip to outer space through the technicolor goggles of a gleeful child. The joy of looking at the stars and imagining swimming though them is a naive but beautiful one, and Spiegel captures this wonderfully. Utilizing a slew of analogue synthesizers and various interactive automated music programs, her vision would reach long into the future, sounding dated at first but revealing itself to be all too fresh. The original release featured Patchwork, Old Wave, Pentachrome, and the Expanding Universe, and this remastered version includes an additional 15 tracks.


13 Responses so far.

  1. Would it be possible to re-host part 1 somewhere? Looks like mediafire tagged it. Thanks!

  2. Alex B says:

    Can't see any of the parts :(

  3. I re-upped it hopefully it should stay. It probably won't though so snatch it quickly. Does anyone know any decent alternatives for situations like this? http://www.mediafire.com/#sw73rd2q4eq33

  4. dantelop says:

    Kelvius, upload a notepad, and put the link there.

  5. The 3 files were deleted :/

  6. koven66 says:

    mediafire is really starting to suck, Will used a site called "drop canvas" a couple of post ago and it seemed to work ok
    (got the 3rd zip from following the text)

  7. Dropcanvas is nice, thanks for the help. New link up in op

  8. I FUCKING LOVE YOU, guys! this record is nearly impossible to get anywhere else. keep up the fine work, and receive some well deserved net-karma. salud!

  9. Alex says:

    Dead link! Can you repost?

  10. Not sure how this album sounds yet, but the person being interviewed on the cover up there, which I assume is the artist, sounds like a complete and utter moron.

  11. Lucien says:

    I know I come here late. Does anyone has the file and could re-upload it ? That would be super nice !

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