by Michael Stearns

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John P.
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John P. One of my favorite albums of all time. A journey. Each return to this brings new discoveries. Epic. Wonderful.

I dream of vinyl pressing of encounter. Favorite track: Encounter: Awaiting the Other.
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chucklohre Who? Who? Who cooks for you? Favorite track: Encounter: Awaiting the Other.
Death By Neon
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Death By Neon An amazing Michael Stearns album, remind me a lot the Blade Runner or Vangelis' Francesco atmospheres. This is definitely a must have to any synth fans. Favorite track: Within: Choir of the Ascending Spirit.
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An awesome experience of a UFO encounter - audio theater for the sonically adventurous. This powerful drama from Michael Stearns begins in the desert on a peaceful summer night, ascends through a speaker-shaking dimensional transition, and explores sonic spaces on the edges of experience, where we can meet "the Other."

"One of the musical dialects which has felt most natural to me is the language of Space. Although many of my albums have been written and recorded in the flavor of Space, this is the first to focus on Space as a theme. This series of vignettes evoke very literal images of a Contact/Encounter, and a journey into the environments of what we call ‘outer space'. We travel both linearly and dimensionally (obliquely) through this science fantasy on a sonic voyage that is both very personal, and yet familiar to all."
- Michael Stearns


released July 22, 1988

All music composed and
performed by Michael Stearns
Produced by Michael Stearns
and Susan Harper
Recorded and Mixed at M'Ocean Studio,
Santa Monica, California
Mastered by Bernie Grundman



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Hearts of Space Records New York, New York

Hearts of Space Records | A Valley Entertainment Label

Launched in 1984, this record label was created as an extension of the weekly syndicated radio show Hearts of Space. Centered around contemplative music, the label features music from the ambient, new age, electronic, world, Celtic, classical, and experimental genres. ... more

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