Don Slepian

July 22, 2020

Good morning.

Today we’re listening to Don Slepian, an American keyboardist and composer. Slepian, who came to music from computer programming, was a pioneer of synthesizers and electric keyboards in their 1970s nascency. He composed sweeping ambient works. His 1983 album Sea of Bliss is, as Ambient Music Guide put it, “a masterpiece of electronic ambient spacemusic.” We can’t imagine a more accurate title than Sea of Bliss. We’re also playing 1986’s Reflections, whose tracks foreground themselves more and show Slepian’s classical training and interest in novel samples.

Sea of Bliss by Don Slepian (50m, no vocals)
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Reflections by Don Slepian (80m, no vocals)
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