Mark Shreeve is a British pioneer of melodic electronic music.
He debuted with the cassettes
Ursa Major (1980),
His first major works were
Thoughts of War (Union, 1981) and the three lengthy suites
(particularly System Six) of
Assassin (Union, 1983 - Jive, 1984), clearly influenced
by mid-period Tangerine Dream;
but his most original work was Legion (Jive, 1985), that displayed
an almost hard-rock emphasis.
Crash Head (Jive, 1988) refined the idea.
These two works of electronic rock would remain Shreeve's most consistent contribution to the
Arc is a collaboration with Ian Boddy that yielded
From his private collection of unreleased material, Shreeve derived the material for the albums
Energy Fountain (1987),
Riding the Edge (1989),
After Nocturne (Sonic Images, 1995), the last album in the traditional
Tangerine Dream vein,
Ride The Lightning
Collides (1996), a live album with Julian Shreeve which
reinterprets some of his classics,
Mark Shreeve formed Redshift with
Rob Jenkins (guitar) James Goddard (synths) Julian Shreeve (synths).
They released works that are closer to the ambient aesthetic:
Redshift (Champagne Lake Productions, 1997) ,
Ether (Champagne Lake Productions, 1998) ,
Down Time (Champagne Lake Productions, 1999) ,
Siren (Champagne Lake Productions, 2002).
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