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Pauline Anna Strom ‎– Trans​-​Millenia Music

Pauline Anna Strom
Trans​-​Millenia Music
Label: RVNG
Catalog Number: RERVNG10
Released: 2017, 70's
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From RVNG Intl. comes a 2017 anthology of self-released trans-temporal new age music by Bay Area composer/synthesist Pauline Anna Strom, assembled from seven albums composed and recorded between 1982-1988. Blind since birth, Strom’s impairment seemed to sensitize her navigation of the world through the auditory plane, creatively immersing her deeply and thoughtfully in the listenable world. Moving to San Francisco in the 70’s exposed Strom to the new age music scene, and soon her love of artists like Brian Eno, Klaus Schulze, and Tangerine Dream, and her increasing interest in synthesizers, resulted in her own private home studio where she was free to remain a “loner” in her exploratory comfort zone, expressing her inner world via Tascam 4-track recorder, Yamaha DX7, TX816 and CS-10. Both her pseudonym as well as the name of her 1982 debut album, ‘Trans-Millenia Consort’ literally translates to “crossing time companion” – Strom used music as a transportive vehicle to imagined pasts. In Strom’s own words, “I have always been in touch with the past more than the present.” This anthology captures Strom’s intuition, sensitivity, and vivid imagination. Unlike many new age albums, Trans-Millennia Music activates rather than lulls the listener, ejecting listeners at various hallucinatory pit stops in a time machine ride, rather than simply relaxing them into trance.

– Lauren Fay Levy

Recommended – D1 Morning Splendor, A1 Freedom At The 45th Floor, D3 Gossamer Silk

Tags: Compilation / Floating / Synth
Tracklist:

A1 Freedom At The 45th Floor
A2 Virgin Ice
A3 In Flight Suspension
A4 Bonsai Terrace
B1 Energies
B2 Mushroom Trip
B3 Cruising Altitude 36,000 Feet
C1 Spatial Spectre
C2 Warriors of the Sun
C3 Rain On Ancient Quays
D1 Morning Splendor
D2 The Unveiling
D3 Gossamer Silk

Credits:

Composed By – Pauline Anna Strom
Mastered By – Bob Weston
Transferred By – Patrick Klem, Bob Weston
Compiled By – John Also Bennett
Artwork By – Karma Moffett
Design – Will Work For Good
Photography By – Ty Lindemans

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