Resurrection, released in 1980 - Don Robertson's first synthesizer album.
In 1980, synthesizer music was just beginning to "make waves" in the US music world. That year I discovered the pioneering mid-1970's synthesizer music of the Germans Klaus Schulze and my friend Manuel Gottsching, and by the Greek composer Vangelis. Completely inspired after discovering this music, I recorded Resurrection in my tiny Santa Rosa, California bedroom in 1980 using a minimoog synthesizer that I had purchased from the group Emerald Web, and a new Roland string machine. I placed the cassette album into distribution in the burgeoning new age market and it became very popular among synth connoisseurs in England, Australia, and France. The music was rejected by critics of "new age music" in the U.S. for several years, until it became a favorite on the national radio program Musical Starstreams.
"Your tape Resurrection is one of the most beautiful synth albums of the year."