Ken Moore (from Baltimore, Maryland) is one of the very early american DIY-Synthesists & Mult-Instrumental Talents. Ken started to explore electronic music in the mid 70’s along-side working in various (progressive)-Rock formations In 1980 Ken established his own label called Anvil Creation and in the following 4 years released appr. 20 Tapes with his Solo or Collaboration-Works he had recorded between between 1973 and 1983. Ken's solo work of that era bridges abstract electronic music with synthesizers and Mellotron, through to more psychedelic rock based material he had primarily produced in the early to mid 70’s. He also collaborated with Stuart Rosenzweig and he founded the progressive rock duo Moore/Myers with David Wayne Myers, etc. Ken was also very active for James Finch’s International Electronic Music Association (IEMA) which started in 1979. Besides newsletters with contact-lists for subscribing musicians or reviews of cassettes, IEMA also organiszed festivals for musicians and released a series of 7 IEMA Collective/Group Compilation-Tapes containing musicians of the IEMA-Group. Ken Moore was the man behind those special Tape-Compilations and its distribution. This 2Lp/7inch-Set includes his Electronic Music Series Vol.1-5 with recordings dating back to as early as 1976 and which he released on several Tapes between 1980 and 83 on his own Anvil Creations-Label.
The A-Side of this Album covers the first sessions between Baltimore Synthesist Stuart Rosenzweig and Ken Moore with guest bassist, Mark Chance, recorded in 1976 at Anvil Creations Studio.
Using analog monophonic synthesizers, Stuart (MicroMoog synth, electric piano and Mellotron) and Ken (MiniMoog synth, ARP String Ensemble and Lowrey organ) to create their own universe of sound.
This was cutting edge stuff in the late 1970's, and the material here proudly stands the test of time.
Stuart also played in a Tangerine Dream styled band called Tangent that also released a number of cassettes in the very ealry 1980s on his Baltimore-Based label Tangent Tapes.
About five years after the original session of ‚Our Own Universe’, Stuart Rosenzweig and Ken Moore met again, this time without a bassist, and spent an entire month recording a series of avant garde sessions of totally improvised music which they called ‚Eccentric Projections’. Some is electronic, that is to say, predominantly synthesizers, and some are more acoustic, with guitar, violin, drums, bells, cymbals and harp; but all of it experimental in nature., an aural journey to places few dare to tread. Stuart Rosenzweig used micromoog synthesizer, ARP Omni II, electric guitar, piano, violin and various percussion of all sorts;
Ken Moore used minimoog synthesizer, ARP Odyssey, ARP string ensemble, piano, balafon, floor drums, open piano harp and percussion allsorts.
Ken released both, ‚On Our Universe’ and Eccentric Projections’ on his Anvil Creation Label as Tapes in 1981 (as AC07 & AC09/10)