Dandelion Radio
Dandelion Radio
Dandelion Radio
Home page
Latest station news & Dandelion related events
Dandelion Radio's broadcast schedule
What you can hear in this month's shows
Profiles of our DJs
Tracklist archive for previous shows
Background info and history
Dandelion Radio's Festive 50 results
Dandelion Radio related compilations and releases
Photos of Dandelion staff and events
Sign our guestbook
How to get in touch
Recommended websites
Dandelion Radio is
fully licenced with:
PRS For Music - Performing Right Society PPL - Phonographic Performance Limited
Listen to Dandelion Radio - click here for web player or one of the links to the right to open the audio stream Listen to Dandelion Radio with media players such as Winamp, iTunes & RealPlayer Listen to Dandelion Radio with Windows Media Player

'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

Vote now in the 2022 Festive 50!

Artist Info

Pauline Anna Strom

Pauline Anna Strom
Image from Discogs
Powered by Audioscrobbler™A companion across time, Pauline Anna Strom (1946 – 2020) was both made for our unusual present time and completely, cosmically out of step with it. Fearlessly individualistic and fiercely independent, Pauline understood how often we must go way out if we hope to understand what's within.

Long regarded in hushed, reverent tones as one of the finest yet most obscure composers to spring out of the West Coast home-produced cosmic synthesizer music of the 80's, Pauline self-released a vibrantly diverse series of LPs and cassettes over a six year period – 1982-1988. One wouldn't be off base in comparing the Trans-Millenia Consort alter-ego total world building she undertook to the Drexciyan world and worldview outlined over the course of that group's exacting and self-contained eight year run.

However, whereas Drexciya's preoccupation was aquatic, Strom strove to create a sensationally heightened world or alternate reality pulling from a past and future that isn't quite ours. “…the metals of the earth, the easy flow of the human voice, (…) hypnotically stretched out states of consciousness, (…) the welding of mysterious vampire legends, modern violence and desolateness…” Strom's internal vision was likely so vivid, in part, because she was robbed of any view of the outside world by a premature birth complication. She viewed her blindness as a strength, however. “I feel it has helped rather than hindered my musical abilities. My hearing and inner visualization have, I feel, developed to a higher level than perhaps they would have, otherwise. And it doesn't affect my abilities from a technical standpoint, either. It's quite possible to program synthesizers, effects units, accurately record one's work and handle a mixer. I do this all by sound. In fact, I rather like working in the dark.”

Even with Pauline now absent from this realm, it remains a joy, and honor, to offer a glimpse of her creative spirit and practices.
Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
Artist biography from last.fm

Some other places to look for information: