Amanita

by Stu Cisco

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    Limited Edition of Amanita by Stu Cisco, space synth holy grail.
    Includes Insert with a letter from the artist.
    Remastered from Master Tapes.

    Originally released as a private pressing of only 300 in 1980, ‘Amanita’ is an early approach of Canadian artist Sherine Cisco, formerly known as Stu Cisco, to the limitless world of synthesizers in music, through ambient, progressive rock and drone noise, with a pure DIY vibe.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Amanita via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Limited Edition of Amanita by Stu Cisco, space synth holy grail.
Includes Insert with a letter from the artist.
Remastered from Master Tapes.

Originally released as a private pressing of only 300 in 1980, ‘Amanita’ is an early approach of Canadian artist Sherine Cisco, formerly known as Stu Cisco, to the limitless world of synthesizers in music, through ambient, progressive rock and drone noise, with a pure DIY vibe.


Forty years ago, Canadian musician Sherine Cisco, imagined a mysterious world soundtracked by synthesizers. A unique combination of ambient, progressive rock and even drone noises and space-age that converged in ‘Amanita’, her first full album and a piece of music history. This LP marks a milestone in the investigation, experimentation and evolution of musical instruments, where the Mini Moog demonstrated its versatility and creative potential, opening Sherine a path of limitless possibilities.
By the time ‘Amanita’ was first released in 1980 (only 300 copies were pressed at the time), Sherine had been playing synths for seven years. But far from acknowledging how traditional instruments were played, she tried to do things here own way, creating moving landscapes and a unique language of sound. This DIY approach to music was as well how the album was made, in her own studio, with synthesizers that were originally meant for live performances such as the Elka Rhapsody or the Elektro Harmonik channeled through a Dokorder 4 Tape Recorder.
However, what Sherine Cisco was living in her personal life, a gender transition, was as important to the record as the instruments she used to create it. “Beginning in the early 1980's, I began experimenting with taking the female hormone, estrogen. I felt like I was gradually being re-born. It affected my music, the mood of the music, and me, physically and mentally”.
A spacey vibe surrounds each of the 12 cuts that compose ‘Amanita’, waving from ambient to experimental music, introducing drone noises that add mystery to the whole piece and creating epic moments with the Mini Moog accompanied by Randy Gray’s drums. To close things off, a synth pop infused track works as a masterpiece ending to this story.
Speaking about her background and how ‘Amanita’ was conceived, very close to classical music, Sherine states that “the influences were Klause Shultz, Tangerine Dream, Stockhausen… I was a big fan of classical music and had a big collection of classical LP's by the time I was 15. Synth music was my way expressing those feelings I got from classical.".

credits

released March 5, 2021

Remastered by Music Matters Remastering, Frederic Stader, from Master Tapes.

Special thanks to Sherine Cisco for the patience and love.

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