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Five-LP box set from Suzanne Doucet

On July 19th, 2019, a five-LP box set from Suzanne Doucet will be published by San Francisco label Dark Entries.

This according to RA News.

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.”

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.

See the label’s homepage.