- New Age Box Set 1982-84 consists of five albums that have previously only been available on cassette.
San Francisco label Dark Entries has announced its next reissue undertaking: a five-LP box set from Suzanne Doucet.
New Age Box Set 1982-84 marks the first vinyl release of cassette albums Doucet recorded between 1982 and 1984. Born in Tuebingen, Germany, Doucet had several No. 1 hits in her home country before undergoing a spiritual odyssey and embracing new age music starting in 1970, when "she released a triple-LP of field recordings and mind-expanding psychedelia under the name Zweistein," according to the press release.
In 1979, she launched a label called Isis and soon started working with her musical partner Christian Bühner as New Age. In 1982, Bühner and Doucet released a cassette album called Transformation, for which they "recorded acoustic sounds such as water drops and vocals using sophisticated sound manipulation devices and multi-track recording techniques," also using a Roland Jupiter 8 and a TR-808. In 1983, they released another tape, Transmission, then relocated in LA to connect with other new age musicians. In 1984, she collaborated with Tajalli (William Wichman) on a cassette called Brilliance. The year, she also married the video artist and yoga instructor James Bell, with whom she recorded Reflecting Light Vol. 1 and Reflecting Light Vol. 2 using a Roland JX-3P, TR-909 and a Steinway Grand Piano.
The new box set includes all of these albums on vinyl in a limited run of 300. They are each stamped with a rainbow foil of the goddess Isis. The set also comes with a eight-page color magazine as well as liner notes, photos and reflections from Doucet. Limited copies of each full-length will also be available.
Listen to clips from New Age Box Set 1982-84.
New Age - Transformation
02. The Neverending Path
04. Drop Out
05. Cosmic Consciousness
New Age - Transmission
01. Good Friday
02. Shiva's Dance
Suzanne Doucet - Reflecting Light Vol. I
02. Spiral Dance
05. Turning Point
07. Reflecting Light
08. 9 Roses
Suzanne Doucet - Reflecting Light Vol. II
02. ... And Here
Suzanne Doucet & William Wichmann - Brilliance
01. Rose Skies
03. Eternal Dreams
04. Blue Wind
05. Crystal Flight
Dark Entries will release New Age Box Set 1982-84 on July 19th, 2019.