Kim Cascone [Special]

Kim Cascone [Special]

Kim Cascone (December 21, 1955, in Albion, Michigan) is an American composer of electronic music who is best known for his releases in the ambient genre on his own record company, Silent Records. Cascone studied electronic music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, and he started his career as assistant musical supervisor of director David Lynch on Twin Peaks and Wild At Heart. In the mid-80s he left the film industry to pursue a solo career in San Francisco, California.

He founded Silent Records in 1986 and went on to release several albums under the moniker PGR (short for Poison Gas Research). He has used various aliases over the years but became best known under the moniker Heavenly Music Corporation, a name taken from a track on the record No Pussyfooting by Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. Cascone released four full albums under this name from 1993 to 1996. His third Heavenly Music Corporation album, Lunar Phase (1995), was featured on St.GIGA radio, the Japanese ambient radio station whose name became the title of the longest song on this album.

In 1996 Cascone sold the Silent label to work as a sound designer/composer for Thomas Dolby's company Headspace. He returned to making music in 1998 and has since been releasing records using his own name, mostly on his label, anechoic (named after his last Heavenly Music Corporation release), which he established in 1996.

Since 1984, Kim has released more than 30 albums of electronic music and has recorded/performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Tony Conrad, Scanner, John Tilbury, and Pauline Oliveros among others.

Cascone was one of the co-founders of the microsound list which focuses on issues concerning digital music and laptop performance ( and has written for Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Artbyte Magazine, Contemporary Music Review, Soundcultures and Parachute Journal.

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1998 - Blue Cube [ ]
1999 - blueCubism (part1) (part2)
1999 - Cathode Flower
2000 - InvalidObject Series (Delete)
2000 - Kim Cascone & Keith Rowe - With Hidden Noise
2000 - Parasites
2000 - Pulsar Studies (Twenty One-Minute Pieces)
2001 - Dust Theories
2001 - Dust Theories 2 Alchemical Residue
2001 - Johannes Heil & Kim Cascone - Dark Eldar 12''
2001 - Kim Cascone & Andreas Berthling - Rust & Blue Dawn
2001 - Residualism
2002 - Anti-Correlation
2002 - Kim Cascone & Scanner - The Crystalline Address
2002 - Kim Cascone, Andrey Kiritchenko, Andreas Berthling, Kotra - Fourfold Symmetry (part1) (part2)
2002 - Kim Cascone, Richard Chartier, Taylor Deupree - After
2003 - blackCube( )
2004 - Merzbow & Kim Cascone - Rondo, 7Phases, Blowback
2005 - Domenico Sciajno & Kim Cascone - A Book Of Standard Equinoxes
2007 - The Astrum Argentum (part1) (part2) (part3)

1985 - PGR - Silence
1986 - PGR - The Flickering Of Sowing Time
1987 - AMK & PGR & AEM - Flatland
1988 - PGR - Cyclone Par L'Immobile Habité
1990 - Arcane Device & PGR - Fetish
1995 - PGR - The Morning Book Of Serpents (part1) (part2)
1996 - PGR - A Hole Of Unknown Depth

As Heavenly Music Corporation
1993 - In A Garden Of Eden
1995 - Lunar Phase (part1) (part2)
1996 - Anechoic