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Dennis Young is best known as the percussionist of the New York band Liquid Liquid, who are themselves known for their 1983 track "Cavern," sampled the same year by Grandmaster Flash for "White Lines." In parallel to his work with Liquid Liquid, Young produced his own solo work, including three cassettes released between 1985 and 1988 that form his tribute to the pioneers of electronic music. Wave: Electronic Music 1984-1988 contains the best pieces from these cassettes, as selected by Young himself. Those who don't know otherwise might guess that this music originated in the '70s. As Young recalls, "My love for electronic music goes back to the late 70's when I decided to buy my first synthesizer, a rare used vintage Davolisint made in Italy, after seeing Keith Emerson perform live with ELP. This lead to my discovery of more electronic music artists using synthesizers such as Klaus Schulze, Tim Blake, Larry Fast, Edgar Froese, Brian Eno, and Cluster just to name a few. My musical challenge was then to create my own electronic music using this instrument. After experimenting in the early 80's with live recordings using a reel to reel tape machine I purchased my first multi-track recording system in 1984. When Liquid Liquid was on hiatus I was able to devote full time to this music and do professional recordings at my home studio in Edison, New Jersey. I added more synthesizers to include a Korg Mono/Poly, a Korg Poly Six, a Moog Rogue, and later the Korg M1. Every track was put through various delay and reverb units and I added vocal parts and along with guitar where I felt it was needed. The music resulted in three now out of print cassette only recordings entitled Concepts (1985), Reflections (1987), and Quest (1988). They were all mixed at Gabriel Farm studios in Princeton, New Jersey, with the help of Andrew Gomory who owned the studio and who himself was a keyboardist. Thanks to Bureau B I have been able to go back in time to put together what I feel are the best songs from that era for you the listener to enjoy." --Dennis Young