Although Dennis Young is best known as the marimba player/percussionist for Liquid Liquid, the trend-setting early 80's New York post-punk band whose song ‘Cavern’ was sampled by Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel for ‘White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It),’ his musical legacy runs far deeper than just pop culture trivia.

After Liquid Liquid disbanded, Young recorded and released a series of vibrant, richly-realised new age albums on cassette tape. A couple of these tapes were picked up at the time for re-release in South Korean, eventually leading to their rediscovery several decades later by Daehan Electronics, a Seoul-based label dedicated to tracing the history of electronic music in the land of the morning calm.

The original plan in the 80s was a biorhythmically-aligned New Age series; each album meant to be heard on a specific day of the week. Sojourn made it to stores, but Visions languished unheard due to the collapse of the New age market at the time. In recent times, Daehan Electronics has been working closely with Young to remaster the original tapes and bring out the full warmth of the analog synthesisers he used to create them. Sojourn and Visions are the second and third releases in a series of reissues that will dig deep into Young’s back catalogue and some of his newly rediscovered unreleased material.

You can pre-order Sojourn and Visions here and here.