Mig Music News

Neuronium & Vangelis – “In London” (1981) for the first time completely on vinyl and CD


Photo © Juan Alvarez

It was in the year 1981 when Belgian electronic musician Michel Huygen and his Spanish colleague Carlos Guirao, both better known as Neuronium, met with Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, better known as Vangelis, to record a joint session in London.
Michel Huygen remembers: “The music we played together starting from my score, was flowing, flowing so fast and smoothly between the (more…)

Ralf Kothe – almost forgotten acoustic instrumental music from East Berlin


Ralf Kothe studied music in East Berlin, graduated as a music teacher for guitar and composition, is a sought-after studio musician as well as a composer and arranger of numerous film scores and advertising trailers. In 1987 Ralf Kothe released his first instrumental album “Regendurst (Gitarrenballaden I)” on the state-run GDR label Amiga, followed by his second Amiga production “Die Andere Seite (Gitarrenballaden (more…)

Dieter Schütz – Rerelease of his 1981 debut album “TransVision”, produced by Klaus Schulze


Dieter Schütz, born in Flensburg/Germany in 1955, was a highly talented multi-instrumentalist who unfortunately died at the age of only 36. Shortly before his death, he founded the pop rock trio Deja Vue together with his partner Ulla Witt and his friend Adelbert von Deyen. The album “Nightflight” was released in 2004 at the instigation of Adelbert von Deyen. Germany’s electronic legend Klaus (more…)

Mas Hysteria again – Carolyne Mas releases new live album


“Mas Hysteria” was the absolute high flyer in 1980. A live album in a blank LP sleeve with an amateur cover pasted on it to make it look like this was a bootleg. Only In Germany, “Mas Hysteria” sold more than 250,000 copies. The centerpiece of the album was a 12-minute, almost hypnotic version of “Sittin’ In The Dark,” which Carolyne had released (more…)

Rerelease of the De Danann album “Selected Jigs Reels & Songs” after 46 (!) years


Dé Danann was an Irish folk band from which several successful soloists like Maura O’Connel, Mary Black, Caroline Lavelle and Dolores Keane (US Americana & Country star Nancy Griffith: “Dolores Keane, the queen of the soul of Ireland”) emerged. In 1976 the five Irishmen from County Galway were in the studio of Conny Plank in Wolperath near Cologne (Germany) to produce their album (more…)

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