A little of my History...

From an early age, probably 16 or 17 years old, I concluded that it takes almost as much energy to learn someone else's song and play it well as it does to create an original from scratch and play something self-expressive. With that mindset I set about the task of writing at least one song a day for awhile, the notion being that the art of 'doing' in itself is not only an exciting challenge but 'doing it a lot' could only result in better songs! Alas not many of those early works survived the test of time but a few pieces were recorded much later on a compilation, my 41st album in 2006 called "The Day before Yesterday 35 Years Ago". I think of these songs as "pre-stone age" because most were written before a transformative psychedelic period which lasted from 1972 to 1984 with after effects still lingering I suspect ;-).

Each decade since I began recording has been pretty productive, I love creating new music. I remember that I was often motivated to create new music purely for the purpose of having some music perfectly tailored to listen to while pursuing my visual art in paintings and airbrush work. This was something I did right up until I fell into computers in 1984 with my first Atari drawing tablet! The '80s were particularly productive musically as I found new inspiration through electronic art and the evolving technology of home recording and music sampling along with easier access to symphonic sounds and synthesizer fx. It was quite an exciting leap from my mono, reel-to-reel sound-on-sound recordings of the 70's to the TEAC 144, 4 track cassette in the 80s, then to Optical Disk Recording in the 90s and now to pure digital desktop recording today.

My influences were listening to artists like Alan Parson's and George Martin's work with the Beatles which taught me so much about recording production and layering... often falling into that 'spectre' of creating a wall of sound. However, I do have a preference for multi-layers of sound anyway and panning stereo into the mix for those who enjoy listening with headphones. In fact a similar layering and an attempt to reveal other dimensions shows in my visual artwork as well! I rarely am found unplugged but I still use the accoustic guitar to write and it is almost always included on a track or two in my final recordings.

In 1981, a short-lived studio group was created called LightDreams because a friend of mine, known only as "Mushroom Dann" was impressed with an album I was producing at the time called "Islands in Space". He offered to help finance my first vinyl pressing which resulted in the only official record that I ever released in a limited edition of 1000 copies. The TEAC corporation was so impressed that I actually pressed an album from their then, cutting edge, multi-4 track TEAC 144, that they sent representatives to Canada from Japan to purchase a couple of cases of my records. It was really at the tail-end of the vinyl medium's peak before the current revitalized interest in vinyl. I still sell the occasional original copy of the first pressing to collectors from the few copies I have left. A recent second pressing has been licensed to and re-issued by Got Kinda Lost/ Guerssen Records and it's been very carefully reproduced with the added-value lyrics and liner notes! See Islands in Space Vinyl Re-Issue as well, the record companies decided to release a very rare limited first-issue of my double album 10001 Dreams Vinyl Issue, which is the 1982 follow-up to Islands in Space.

Slowly but surely I am remastering and making my material available through this webpage for sampling and purchase and using all the wonderful channels and avenues offered by the Internet. I have also been producing music videos (some in 3D and some in the new 360 VR format) through my established YouTube Channel - please subscribe! CD Baby is my main commercial distributor for MP3 Digital Downloads as well as iTunes and others. These companies offer officially released digital downloads of my work and I add to them periodically, mostly single songs I feel particularly stand the test of time. The albums listed at the top of this page in the dropdown menu are an up-to-date archive of albums I have prioritized over time as 'best of' albums of my work. I use PayPal for online payments and will send you a link immediately to where you can download a copy (usually within 24 hrs), complete with album art sufficient to make a personal-use CD copy. You may request multiple albums in the catalogue via email and I will prioritize those and get you a link ASAP, feel free to inquire.

Thank you for stopping by and for your interest in my music.

Paul Ralph Marcano
British Columbia

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Click the Cover Art to Hear Clips of the AlbumsCat.No.ALBUM TITLEBUY NOW
INFO/TIMELocation Recorded
1.1972A Time and Space for Everyone
Mp3 Download $9.95 Toronto, Ontario
2.1973The Politics of GodMono - 40 mins.Toronto, Ontario
3.1973Valley Flutes
Mp3 Download $5.95Toronto, Ontario
4.1974Dreams & ReflectionsMono Reel2ReelMaberly with Sam Sellars
5.1975For those Peak MomentsMono-40 minsMaberly
6.1976The Gentle Art of Seeing RealityMono-40 minsMaberly
7.1978Psychedelic Side Effects
Mp3 Dopwnload 90 mins. $14.95Maberly
8.1980Music for Space ColoniesMono - 40 mins.Goldstream, British Columbia
9.1980Optimystical HeightsMono - 40 mins.Goldstream
10.1980Paradoxical Dreams
MP3 Download $9.95Goldstream with LightDreams
11.1980 Silent Circuits Stereo - 45 mins.Goldstream
12.1981Islands in Space
MP3 Download $9.95Goldstream with LightDreams
13.198210,001 Dreams
Mp3 Download 90 mins. $14.95Goldstream with LightDreams
14.1982A Sound VacationStereo - 90 mins.Goldstream
15.1983Airbrushing Galaxies
MP3 Download $9.95Goldstream with LightDreams
16.1984Mystical Myxtures
MP3 Download $9.95Goldstream with Trevor Inkpen
17.1984EtherStereo - 45 Mins.Goldstream w/ Miles Lowrey and KC Tebbutt
18.1984The Mirage You HearStereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
19.1985Metal and Ice SdreamsStereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
20.1985Data SdreamsStereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
21.1985Sdreams of SdreamsStereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
22.1986Return of the Comet Stereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
23.1987Vectors for ViolinsStereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
24.1987Crosswinds Through the ForestStereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
25.1988Ancient Animal MemoryStereo - 45 mins.Churchill video soundtrk with Craig Harris
26.1988Turn on the ViewscreenStereo - 45 mins.Goldstream using Mirage Sampler
27.1989FractallucinationsStereo - 45 mins.Churchill soundtrk for Video
28.1990 Songs from the Gene Pool
MP3 Download 90 mins. $14.95Churchill
29.1991 Thesuvius D-Zone (Space Soundtrack)
MP3 Download Space Soundtrack
30.1992Universe in a BoxVHS Hi-Fi - 45 mins.Churchill all Roland Sound Canvas
31.1993 Klazzical MewsMidi - 45 mins.Churchill
32.1993 First Time Back
Mp3 Download $9.95 with LightDreams' Andre Martin
33.1995Isle of ViewsDAT - 45 mins.Churchill
Mp3 Download $9.95.Churchill
35.2002 Coastal Curios
Mp3 Download $9.95.Churchill with Steve Hendrick
36.2004 Synthasia
Mp3 Download $9.95.Churchill
37.2003 Tofino Royale
Mp3 Download $9.95.Tofino P.Marcano with J.Clarke
38.2005 Synthasia II
Mp3 Download $9.95.Churchill
39.2006 Aztech Rising Live on VR5(MP3s)VR5 Virtual World Concert
40.2006 Beyond One
MP3 Download $9.95Marcano and Meyer
41.2006 The Day before Yesterday 35 Years Ago
MP3 Download $9.95Elizabeth Dr.
42.2007 Where Spheres Touch
MP3Download $9.95Elizabeth Dr.
43.2008 Hindsight 2020-360 Degrees
MP3Download $9.95Elizabeth Dr.
44.2009 Awareness - Consciousness
MP3 Download $9.95Elizabeth Dr.
45.2010 Spare Chance to Change
MP3 Download $9.95Marcano Meyer & Martin
46.2011 Once You Get Your Chops (instrumentals)
MP3 Download $9.95P.Marcano & J.Clarke
47.2012 Once You Get Your Chops
MP3 Download $9.95J.Clarke & P.Marcano
48.2013 eClips of the Mind
Mp3 Download $9.95Marcano Elizabeth Dr.
49.2014 Progmatic Resonant Music
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50.2014 The Cosmic Sky Continuum
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51.2014 Jennifer Way
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52.2014 Cue The Crows
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54.2016 Picture In The Mind
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55.2016 Never Born Never Dying
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56.2016 Nouveau Classiques
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57.2017 Travelogue Scamps
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58.2017 Age of Nuance
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59.2018 Peace for the Puzzle
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60.2019 Sampler's Breakfast
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61.2019 Another Shade of Pink
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62.2020 Launch Sequence VR2020
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63.2020 Passed my Due Date
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64.2021 64 Before Completion
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65.2021 Starlight Straight Ahead
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66.2022 Life Can Change Your Life
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67.2022 ... and You're I'm Gone ...
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68.2022 Sounds From My Sandbox ...
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69.2022 Sounds From My Sandbox ...
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70.2023 Homing Pigeons ...
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