Index

 

X.Y.R. (Russia)

Robinson Crusoe (2012)
Big Calm (2013)
Arktika (2014)
El Dorado (2015)
Waves T*pes Vol. 1 (2015) (S)
Mental Journey To B.C. (2015)
Waves T*pes Vol. 2 (2015) (S)
Labyrinth (2017)
Reflections (2017)
Tourist (2017)

Hazy, moisty tropical Ambient from Vladimir Karpov.

 


X1 Project (Australia)

X1 Project (2003)
Red Sands of Mars (2003)
Omanian Silk (2003)
Transgenic (2004)
Analogs In A Deep Void (2005)
New Classical (2006)
The Asymmetrical Collection (2007)
Shimmers On A Cosmic Tightrope (2009)
Pyrmont4 (2011) (EP)

Music with a pleasant, nostalgic 1970's Berlin School feel. X1 Project is a project (pun intended) out of Melbourne, Australia.

 


X3 (Germany)

Rainbow's End (1992)
Menscape (1994)

X3 is Hannes Motal. Melodic, sample-based and digital synthesizer-based music with a new age influence.

 


Xaliman (Canada)

Congenial Twist of A Mechanical Moonbeam (1985)

Electronic Music by member of Melodic Energy Commission. The style is not known as the moment.

 


XAM (UK)

Tone Systems (2015)
XAM Duo (2016) (with Christopher Duffin)

Matthew Benn is a bassist for psychedelic rock band Hookworms. As a solo artist he explores modular synthesis in a playful way, often influenced by the electronic pioneers of the 1970's, especially the Dusseldorf and the Berlin "schools".

 


XAO (USA)

Ophis Tou XAoS (2014)
Lucid Silent Dreaming (2015)
The Transmission From the Abyss (2015)
Serpentribe Mythology (2016)

Dark electronics (not really Dark Ambient most of the time, but rather a weird version of synth-based dark ritual music). Pretty good when you're in the mood for it.

 


Xavier, Io (USA)

Radio World (1984) (soundtrack)

Subdued, classically-tinged music with a few Tangerine Dream-y moments. Io Xavier is also known as Joseph Jacobs.

 


Xaxxa (UK)

Live (1990)

Live music recorded by the duo of Peter Tedstone and Nick Ledbury at the Grasshopers pub. Strictly limited edition of 10 copies.

See also: Tedstone, Peter, Ledbury, Nick.

 


Xe (Finland)

Jarovizatsija (2002)

Pekka Airaksinen's alter ego.

See also: Airaksinen, Pekka, Ajraksin.

 


Xen (USA)

Loud Chirpings of Sunday Phantoms (1991) (S)
Unresolved Games (1992)
Xen (1995)
Master of Night (1999)
Xen Live (2004) (recorded in 1999)

A duo of David Bagsby and Kurt Rongey. Not for EM purists for sure, the music is highly complex and has been compared to Zappa's Synclavier experiments.

See also: Bagsby, David, Rogney, Kurt.

 


Xeno & Oaklander (USA)

Movements II (2017)

A work based on the sound of analog synthesizers and inspired by space travel from this minimal synth / synth pop duo. There is also the first tome, released in 2015, currently only available in digital format.

 


Xenos, Spiros (Greece)

Loneliness Vs. Love (2007)
The Valley of Dreams (2014)
A Space Journey (2017)

Greek composer born in 1975 who on A Space Journey reveals himself as a direct descendant of the pioneers of melodic style of Electronic Music, such as Vangelis, Jarre and especially Space Art (there are real drums here and even guitars). Shorter tracks also give a sort of a library music feel. The other two albums I know nothing about at the moment.

 


Xepter Rose (USA)

Vingt Mille Lieues Sous les Mers (2013)
Selenitic Landscapes (2014)
Treasure Island (2014)

Rich soundscapes from this Pennsylvania-based artist, mostly atmospheric but also sequencer-based. Mostly short tracks.

 


Xeroid Entity (USA)

Moons of Saturn (2003)
Live At the Deer Head Inn (2005)

Music by Howard Moscovitz, Bill Fox and Greg Waltzer.

See also: Fringe Element, Mutation Vector, Subspace, Cranial Mythos, Twyndyllyngs.

 


Xerxes the Dark (Iran)

Artificial Hell (2007) (with Nyctalllz)
Xenophilis (2015) (S)
Transmutation (2016)

Dark Ambient with a strong synthetic / electronic element and an industrial vibe.

 


Xian Orphic (UK)

Xian Orphic (2012)

Electronic Music by Andrew Shallcross aka Andy Votel.

 


Xie Yugang (China)

Echo In Library (2017)

Solo ambient album from guitarist of Dalian-based indie rock band Wang Wen. Mixes some guitar drones into an electronic landscape of sounds. The last track somehow reminds on Klaus Schulze's "Moogetique".

 


Xisle (USA)

Winter's King (1985)
Invisible People (1986)
The Phantom Zone (1986)
Nexus (1986)
Proving Ground (1987)
Space Case (1987)
Independent Space Program (1988)
Novins (1988)
Journey Into Darkness (1988)
Eternity's Engine (1989)
Aural Explorers (1989)
Perchance To Dream (1989)
Novins II (1989)
The Space Age (1989)

American synth band that included Peter Gulch (Nightcrawlers), Dana Andrew Rath and Chuck van Zyl. Supposedly, very good classic Electronic Music in the best traditions of the genre. Most of their releases contain music recorded during live performances.

See also: Gulch, Peter, Zyl, Chuck van, Rath, Andrew, Nightcrawlers.

 


X-NAVI:ET (Poland)

Slope / The Experience of Losing Control (2010) (with }e{nigmaplasme)
Voices of the Cosmos (2011) (with Electric Uranus)
Soundtracks For the Dying Moments (2012)
Brain Overloaded (2012)
Dead City Voice (2013)
Voices of the Cosmos II (2013) (with Electric Uranus)
Aqualuna - Alchemical Transformation Through Vision And Sound (2013) (with Anna Pilewicz)
Vox Paradox (2015)

Varied dark soundscapes from Rafał Iwański. Often in the vein of Noise Ambient, sometimes seemingly influenced by Nurse With Wound, without the wackiness of the latter. The Voices of the Cosmos series is Dark Space.

 


Xolotl, Bernard (France)

Music by Xolotl (1976)
Journey To An Oracle (1977)
Prophecy (1980) (with Cyrille Verdeaux)
Return of the Golden Mean (1981)
Procession (1981) (with Daniel Kobialka)
Last Wave (1982)
Mexechos (1988)
Mexecho (1991)
Tristany (1997)
Time Lapses (2009) (with Olivier Masselot)

French synthesist (born in 1951) with a cosmic style. He is a true nomad and has travelled all over the world. Some of his albums feature Cyrille Verdeaux and Daniel Kobialka. Mexechos is a demo tape of Mexecho that was sent to Hearts of Space label.

 


Xordox (Australia)

Neospection (2017)

Xordox is a project of Australian musician and soundtrack composer James George Thirlwell. The music is quirky and experimental, but also quite cinematic. Analog synths, sequences, atmospheres and melodies.

 


Xosar (USA)

Ghosthaus (2012) (EP)
Immured (2014) (EP)
Psychik Justice (2014)

Xosar is USA-born Sheela Rahman who currently resides in Europe. Known as a techno producer (working within such trends as deep house, witch house, minimal techno et al), she sometimes puts out music with influences far more diverse than that. For example, Ghosthaus combines techno beats with live synth playing and soloing, Immured includes some ambient numbers, while Psychik Justice is her most diverse outung, with techno, noisy collages, experimental electronics, and, yes, even Berlin School in the opening track and elsewhere throughout the album.

 


X-Ray (Poland)

Przechodzac Na Druge Strone Lustra (1994)

X-Ray is Maciej Sztomberski who was born in 1972 and makes music since 1988. His main sphere of interest lies in the fields of Electronic Music, music for films, theatre productions and psychedelic rock. Przechodzac Na Druge Strone Lustra was issued on cassette in 1994.

 


X-Tet (France)

Première Ligne (1981)

A strange band. Although obviosuly coming from the jazz fusion background (or so it seems), they mix those jazz influences with so much electronics that I would certainly put them in EM-related category. Imagine Gong catching the synth fever from Tangerine Dream while flying to the moon and you get close. Beware the vocals.

 


Xu (Italy)

Butterfly Meets Mountain (2014)
Seaweeds (2014) (with Rooms Delayed)
Panpsychism (2015)
Floater (2015)
Tiny Portraits (2017) (S)

Ambeint project of Nicola Fornasari. Piano, guitars and subtle electronics.

 


Xunholm (USA)

Asleep In the Shattered Mirror (2013)
Xunholm (2015)
The Burning Horizons (2016)

Synthwave-related project with a smooth analog sound, often inspired by 1980's Tangerine Dream soundtrack work.

 


XVM (Brazil)

Macoute (1995)

Mixture of ambient atmospheres and hints of more rhythmic structures.

 


Xyl (USA)

Runway (1985)
Nuclear Winter (1985)
Scanner (1986)
Star's End (1987)

Chuck van Zyl with his electronic project. On Synkronos label.

See also: Zyl, Chuck van, Xisle, Ministry of Inside Things.

 


Xylem (UK)

Xylem (1983)
Revision (1983)
Predator (1984)
Elephants Pursued By Flying Men (1984)
Dark Corridors (1986)

Alan Freeman under a pseudonym. Electronic chords and sounds.

See also: Freeman, Alan

 


Xylon (Germany)

Mooncafe (1994)
Night Before Launch (1997)
Red Sunset (2002)

Music by two German guys, Alfred Gregl and Torben Schmidt, who both act as techno producers today and are known for many projects in the contemporary dance scene. This music, however, is ambient and relaxing, with only a few beats / rhythms.

 


Xylvanya (Germany)

Variations of Life (1993)

Xylvanya is synthesist Bernd Schulte.

 


Xynth Xnyth (Brazil)

Synthesizer Improvisations (2017) (S)

Brasilia-based project in improvised sequencer / intense soundscape vein.

 


Xytras (Switzerland)

Passage (1997)

Keyboard-only album from member of Samael (a metal band). Essentially, an ambient version of Samael's album of the same name.

 


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