Paul Marcano

About Paul Marcano

Paul Ralph Marcano is a musician, visual artist, and web designer from Canada. Since the early '70s, he has recorded dozens of albums, ranging from new age and ambient to psychedelic pop and progressive rock. Initially based in Toronto, he began releasing private cassettes in 1972, including proto-ambient pieces such as Valley Flutes. After relocating to Goldstream, British Columbia, he formed LightDreams in 1981 with Andre Martin and Cory Rhyon, issuing Islands in Space that year. This was followed by the 90-minute cassette 10,001 Dreams (credited to Paul Marcano and LightDreams), which balances his psych-rock side with extended cosmic excursions. Marcano and Martin collaborated again in 1983 for Airbrushing Galaxies, followed a decade later by First Time Back. Having upgraded to a digital studio in 1984, Marcano continued to compose music and create animated videos, eventually working extensively with virtual reality. In 2015, cassette label Constellation Tatsu released a tape containing Marcano's Valley Flutes and Martin's As it IS. The following year, Got Kinda Lost reissued LightDreams' Islands in Space and 10,001 Dreams. ~ Paul Simpson


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