Following on from co-compiling one of 2012’s best received compilations ‘Into The Light: A Journey into Greek Electronic Music’, new Amsterdam based record label ‘Music From Memory’ sets sail with a compilation of lo-?fi beach funk and lazy synth jams from the Rhode Island keyboardist and ocean loving Leon Lowman.
As well as a devoted painter and surfer of the East Coast, the synthesizer loving Lowman privately released two albums “Syntheseas” (1980) and it’s follow up cassette only “Sound Horizon” (1982). Something of a homage to his love of the local seashore and the women he was trying to woo there, the albums also express Leon’s pure love of the synthesizer sound and reflect his unique melodic wanderings.
With Leon’s albums meeting little commercial success at the time of there release, both albums have in recent years become highly sought after. Along with previously unreleased material from the time, “Liquid Diamonds‘ highlights Leon Lowman’s unique blend of low fi synth funk and surf ambiance.