Humans Only


Humans Only

Infobox Album |
Name = Humans
Type = Album
Artist = Earthstar


Released = 1982
Recorded = 1981
Genre = New Age Music
Electronic music
Ambient Music
Krautrock Kosmische Musik

Length = 44:51
Label = Sky
Producer =
Reviews =
Last album = "Atomkraft? Nein, Danke!" (1981)
This album = "Humans Only" (1982)
Next album = "Axiom"

"Humans Only" is the fourth full-length album by the American electronic band Earthstar. It was their third and final release for Hamburg, Germany based Sky Records.

"Humans Only" was result of a partnership between Earthstar founder Craig Wuest and Utica, New York-based guitarist and songwriter Dan Hapanowicz, who replaced longtime guitarist Dennis Rea on this album. "Humans Only" presented a far more conventional, softer, more guitar oriented sound than previous releases. It is also the last album on which the Birotron, the rarest of tape loop keyboard instruments, was played by Wuest. The two tracks with "funk" in the title aren't really funk at all but they do reveal a more playful side to Earthstar's mainly electronic music.

The track "Indian Dances" was originally recorded in 1980 as part of the "Sleeper, the Nightlifer" sessions. That album was never released and a shorter, somewhat pared down version was recorded for "Humans Only".

Track listing

#"Rainbow Dome" - 5:48
#"Don't You Ever Wonder?" - 4:50
#"Indian Dances" - 8:04
#"One Flew Over The Ridge" - 5:28
#"TV Funk" - 7:38
#"Tip Toe Funk" - 13:20 a. "Umbrey Flowing Lights" b. "25 Arrival Pieces"

Personnel

*Craig Wuest - Birotron, mellotron, sythesizers
*Dan Hapanowicz - Guitar
*Daniel Zongrone - Piano, vibraphone

"NOTE: Incomplete listing. Additional musicians need to be added."

References

* Discogs [http://www.discogs.com/release/1237166 Discogs: Earthstar - Humans Only] . Retrieved June 30, 2008.
* Prog Archives [http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=16269 Earthstar - Humans Only] . Retrieved June 30, 2008.
* Planet Mellotron [http://www.planetmellotron.com/reve1.htm#earthstar Earthstar] . Retrieved August 20, 2007.


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