Tuesday, June 1, 2004


There is an informative interview posted at INNERVIEWS (www.innerviews.org/inner/fast.html) with a lot of good background on the SYNERGY CD releases through the years.

Monday, March 1, 2004


Since 1998, the original nine Synergy CDs on our Third Contact label have been manufactured and distributed by the Chronicles label, originally part of PolyGram and later a part of the Universal Music Group. That distribution arrangement has now ended. It is getting increasingly difficult to find the Chronicles CDs online through US retailers like Amazon.com. A great source of any remaining inventory is The Artist Shop.

However, in an almost seamless transition, the nine original CDs and the latest "Reconstructed Artifacts" are being released through the Voiceprint Recordings label in the UK. The first four ("Electronic Realizations", "Sequencer", "Cords" and "Games") and "Reconstructed Artifacts" are already available. The rest of the titles will become available through Voiceprint in the coming months. These are the same digitally remastered transfers from the original analog masters that were out on UMG/Chronicles.

The best part is that each of the first Voiceprint reissues has a bonus track, some never before heard. "Electronic Realizations" has an earlier version of Classical Gas exactly as it was on the non-US versions of the original LP. "Sequencer" has an early demo of Sequence 14, "Cords" has radio edit of Phobos, and "Games" has some early digital synthesizer parts created at Bell Laboratories in 1978-79.

All of the Synergy CDs can be ordered directly from Voiceprint and shipped worldwide (that includes to the US and Canada). The Artist Shop has the imports from Voiceprint at reasonable prices for US buyers. And the Voiceprint imports are beginning to show up at online retailers like Amazon for US buyers, but they are a little pricey for now (sorry we don't control that). Check out our How To Get CDs page for additional information.

With Voiceprint distributing everywhere outside of the US and Canada, and their imports from England picking up the slack in North America for now, we're in the process of deciding what makes the most sense for the future in the US and Canada. Options include placing Third Contact with a different distributor, distributing ourselves, or extending Voiceprint's territory to formally include North America. Electronic downloads are going to be a part of this, too. We'll keep you updated as things evolve in the coming months.

Monday, February 2, 2004


In case you missed it on the home page, the latest SYNERGY CD is "Reconstructed Artifacts". All new recordings, but familiar Synergy material. Click here to get the whole story.

Reconstructed Artifacts is available now through The Artist Shop and CD Baby in North America and through Voiceprint Recordings (UK) for Europe and Asia.

Sunday, February 1, 2004


The Nov/Dec 2003 issue of Tape Op magazine issue #38 has an extensive interview by Roman Sokal about all things Synergy starting on page 28. It's definitely worth checking out.

Progression Magazine issue #44 Winter 2003/Spring 2004 has a cover story about Tony Levin with a nice sidebar story about Synergy. Also well worth reading.

Friday, January 30, 2004


HIATUS 2004: The guys are pretty busy with other projects during 2004 so for the moment there are no recording dates or live shows planned. We'll post any information here for later in the year. Check Tony's website at www.tonylevin.com for news about Tony's work this year with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel. Jesse is on the road with Todd Rundgren; information at www.jessegress.com. And you might as well check out Jerry's news at www.jerrymarotta.com.