Jan Pulsford – Reflections

Video Archive 75 – One of the nice things about getting er – old – er is that your early music becomes vintage, especially if it is on vinyl. So I’m delighted to see some of my Atmosphere Music library records from the analogue glory days of the 1980s being included in sample collections by young – er – remixers ! If you use a sample don’t forget to send me a copy of your mix!
Here’s Reflections

Jan Pulsford – Sentinel

Video Archive 55 – Back to the 80s and Atmosphere Music library on vinyl – Sentinel – This Art of Noise inspired piece was part of a New York Film award winning audio visual presentation. Clanking movement drum machine, oberheim system and AMS sampled vocals – all recorded on 2inch tape. Great creative days in Soho #tbt

Jan Pulsford – Fireblade

Video Archive 37 – ‘Fireblade’

I was surprised to find this old library track on youtube – Released in the 80s on vinyl I hadn’t heard it since then. Aside from the guitar of Tom Blades I was delighted to hear the sax of the late Ron Aspery along with the drumming of Paul Robinson and bass of either Rob Burns or Luis Jardim. There was something very different making music from scores together in a studio and i am so glad that the online sample enthusiasts are discovering the joys of those days too.

Jan Pulsford – Light is Knowledge

I became a full member of the PRS (Performing Rights Society who collect royalties for composers and songwriters) in the early 80s – That’s a lot of music to take care of! At the behest of one of my publishers I recently made a database to try and track where everything was and unearthed many gems on YouTube which I’m intending to post as I find them – hopefully Facebook will be around long enough to keep this archive open – see you in a couple of years!

Video Archive 1 – Back to the 80s – Light is Knowledge – from Sailor Moon

Originally available on vinyl from Atmosphere Library Music – and what you are hearing is my favourite Yamaha grand piano recorded in Atmosphere Studios, Soho and my beloved Oberheim OBXa with DX drum machine and obligitary 80s gated reverb snare with Art of Noise/Laurie Anderson inspired vocal sample generated from an AMS (no samplers except the extremely expensive Fairlight and Synclavier back then) Ah those were the days!