Well, here we are with the new and improved website! Hello and thank you for visiting.
I’m Ed Van Fleet and in this blog area of the site, I will try to talk a little about the music
through the years, how things have changed over time in the recording studio, the inspiration
for various songs and albums and just generally my frame of mind at the time and how
some of the music came to be.
For now, welcome here and we hope you find the site easy to navigate and enjoy and we hope you find music that brings you happiness!
Hello from the UK!
A long time fan of your music. Are you working on a new album? It’s been a few years since I last contacted you and at the time you said you had several album ideas in your head. Are any making it into the studio yet?
Looking forward to more of your music.
Wow, I’m really surprised no one else is jumping on this blog! I know a lot of people who love your music. As my fellow fan stated, new albums are always great. But I’m also wondering if it could ever be possible to see some of the very early, long discontinued albums come back, perhaps as just downloads if there’s not enough demand to justify a physical product. I’ve always wanted to hear The Nature of the Game, Noah and The Phoenix Tapes, but by the time I started listening in the mid-90s, they were already out of print. Do masters even still exist for those? In any event, thanks for all the years of fantastic music that has enhanced the joyful times, and galvanized us through the tough times.
Hello from Boston, MA – I’d love to know what equipment was used on some of the material from the mid-late 1990s e.g. “The Forgotten Tribe.” Were the parts that weren’t recorded from real instruments iproduced primarily with synthesizers/”ROMplers”, hardware samplers, or some combination?
Hello from Boston, MA – I’d love to know what equipment was used on some of the material from the mid-late 1990s e.g. “The Forgotten Tribe.” Were the parts that weren’t recorded from real instruments produced primarily with synthesizers/”ROMplers”, hardware samplers, or some combination?
Mother Earth and your earlier catalog still holds alot of pull in my vast cd library.
Any chance of you re-releasing some of the other artists in your early catalog?
What about deluxe versions with bonus music from that early era 1980s?
Something about those vintage sounds that never tired my ears!
Yes, I, too have wondered about some of the earlier recordings. I blogged once before about the Synchestra releases that have been long out of print that I’ve never had a chance to hear, like Noah and the Phoenix Tape with Jon Shore. Also curious about The Nature of the Game. I’d love to explore some of that music!
Wow those are titles I never heard of, Mike! I just googled them and turned up nothing! I have collected as many of Ed’s early Synchestra albums as I have been able to find including Timeless Flight and Shoreline both with David Blonski as well as Ideas Volume 1. I thought those were tough enough to find! In any case, I like what you are asking about and I would really like to encourage EVF to release more music as well!
Oh, yes, they were quite real! I know I’m really late, here. Here’s a Discogs link to a tape of the collaboration with Jon Shore: https://www.discogs.com/Synchestra-Jon-Shore-The-Phoenix-Tapes-Volume-One/release/8461172. (I’m afraid to buy used tapes; might break as soon as I put it in my old cassette player. Plus, I’d rather buy in a way that supports Ed/Elfin, so I’m holding out.) I just remember seeing Noah and Nature of the Game listed in older CD booklets I had years ago, but could never get hold of them. By the way, I LOVE Light This! What a completely bold, new direction that was, yet still Ed’s signature sound. More new music would certainly be welcome! Ed, hope everything is well with you.
My wife and I bought a cassette copy of Mother Earth’s Lullaby in 1981-82 in Nevada City, Ca. That cassette lasted me until late 2020 when it was damaged and recycled. Still, as a calming ambient, it remains my favorite choice for helping keep my head on straight. Thank you for being and making inspiring music.