Artists on AD MusicComplete list of musicians in the AD Music Shop
Carlo Luzi is an Italian guitarist born in Rome in 1962. Computer programmer, lover of ambient, experimental and electronic music, he started to play electronic music in 1980 and founded the group “Terra della Sera” with Paolo de Gregori (Kaj Norrljus), producing several projects released on LP in Germany, but which were not widely available.
In 2008 he formed the project “SeraSidereA”, again with Paolo de Gregori and with the participation of soprano Daniela Massi releasing a double CD-R called “Aestetica Tenebrarum”.
In 2008 Carlo also released “Sirens” under the alias Acheloo and this was signed by AD Music who also signed the follow-up “Ishtar”.
Acheloo has a unique approach to ambient music, combining electronics and guitar to stunning effect. Beautifully produced and with a deep emotional content, the music washes over the listener like gentle waves while bathing in a sea of tranquility. To quote independent reviews; “The music is a wonderful example of cosmic, ambient music in the tradition of, say, Dreamtime by Steve Roach. Beautiful drifting soundscapes that weave between beauty, warm cosmic spaces and a sense of emptiness and danger that also call to mind the early visions of Tangerine Dream”.
Dutch composer Frank Pels graduated from the Sweelinck Conservatorium and started his career as a keyboard player in several Dutch bands (Mo, EZ Money) before touring and doing studio sessions with Womack & Womack. From there he produced numerous Dutch artists and did studio sessions in the emerging dance scene (Armin van Buuren, Anita Dot, Sonic Surfers).
After releasing several LP’s (Worldtour, The Pels Syndicate) and the release of his first CD solo album (The Pels Syndicate) his music was used in a commercial which led to the foundation of The Pels Syndicate Music & Sound-design. Frank has composed music for hundreds of commercials (BMW, Mercedes, Nokia, HP), plus tracks for award winning children’s CD’s, numerous documentaries and films, and many events covering all kinds of musical styles. Three of Frank’s songs reached the top ten hit lists.
To date, under the name ‘The Pels Syndicate’, Frank has released 3 acclaimed CDs on the AD Music label: ‘Cinematic Blue’, ‘Chemical Inconveniences’, and ‘Transfer of my Affections’.
Glenn Main is a Norwegian electronic music composer whose music is influenced by such luminaries as Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Kitaro.
He started his own recording studio in Oslo during the early 1990’s and released his first solo albums “Electronic Secret” in 2008. To date he has released a further 6 solo albums. “Message”, “Arctic Treasures”, “Christmatronic”, and then with the UK record label AD Music, ”Ripples” and “Into The Blue”.
He has subsequently carved a niche for himself by creating well produced, melodic electronic music that clearly mirrors his influences, yet strikingly retains a totally unique style. Glenn’s music also shows that he is not afraid to push boundaries and explore new musical territory while remaining true to his unique core style and musical integrity. A prolific live performer in Norway, Glenn has won critical acclaim from fans and media alike for his concerts. He also records under the name ARGH producing synth pop music.
Paul Sills is a UK based instrumental artist and has become best known for his inspiring, melodic, instrumental New Age music. Since his first release in 2007, Paul has established himself as main contributor to the New Age music scene. His early influences span many genres including artists like U2 through to Vangelis. Paul’s music has been best described as uplifting, emotional, thoughtful and inspiring.