Here's some goodies from the Remote Viewing files. Here we have two CD-Rs from Kevin O'Neill, one of the more prolific artists from the compilation. Kevin was also the man behind Network 23, the label who released both volumes of Remote Viewing. I'll let John Costello's own words tell a bit of Kevin's story:
"Kevin founded N23 and as well as creating his own music he worked hard to promote independent electronic music in the UK. He played live at the UK Electronica in London in 1988 and organised this successful concert in his home city on March 18th the following year. The full billing was Kevin, Steve & Linda Hillman, myself and Greg Truckell. I'll always be grateful to Kevin for liking my music enough to include it, as it's a bit different from most synthambient and sequencer/progressive N23 artists."
Fans of the Remote Viewing cassette, Costello, and various synth-heavy ambient acts (Deca, Tangerine Dream, Carl Matthews, Black Tape For a Blue Girl, Klaus Schulze, Coil etc.) will certainly find lots and lots to love on these two CD-Rs, which were graciously donated by Kevin. Omega 8 is a collection of tracks from the 1988 Omega cassette, with the final two tracks missing. A bonus track, "Islands Suite" appears in its stead. "Islands Suite" originally appeared on the Islands K7, while an edited version appears on Remote Viewing Volume 1, released in 1986. The second CD-R collects all tracks from 1993's A Hostage of Fortune K7, though the title track appears in edited form from its cassette counterpart.
All in all, there's roughly an hour and a half's worth of incredible ambient music contained within! Here's the info:
Kevin O'Neill- Omega 8 CD-R 1. Another Morning 2. Eye Of The Storm 3. Guernica 4. Blodwen (The White Rose) 5. Speaker 6. Prometheus 7. Islands Suite
Kevin O'Neill- A Hostage to Fortune CD-R 1. Indefinite Divisibility 2. P-M H 3. Piano No. 4 4. Flutecho 5. Tetapi Itu Kesenian (For Leif & Rukmini) 6. Reminiscence (For Michael Neil) 7. Ghosts 8. The Massing Of The Shades (For Norman Jope) 9. A Hostage To Fortune Pts 3-6
Many thanks to Kevin for his blessing in posting these! I'll leave you with some amazing video footage of Kevin's performance of "Island Sweet," sourced from the infamous Network 23 concert in Cardiff, 1989. Enjoy!