Suzanne Ciani is maybe not a widely-known figure, but, if you're from hte US, you've probably heard her music (and out-of-this-world electronic sound imagery) she made for TV commercials or films. She was called the "Diva of the diode", because her early music was very much based on eerie electronic sounds generated by synthesizers, vocoders, amplifiers and God knows what equipment else.
Ciani also released several albums. I have only this one, but judging from the titles of the others and the music I heard on the Internet, her later work was more classical-music inspired (and palyed on the piano), while the early works were more electroni (but I may ne wrong).
The Velocity of Love is her second, I think, album and it is a pure electronic heaven. You can also hear piano passages here (notably on the title track), but generally the most of the soundscapes was made - luckily for me :) - with electronic equipment.
What can I say about this music? It is marvellous. Delicate, sensual. The music is about LOVE! The first track (Eight Wave) is actually a kind of link to the previous album, titled "Seven Waves", and it stands out in a way, but the rest is very coherent collection of soundscapes with beautiful melodies and heavenly harmonies. We could say this is a new age album, but not a typical new age bubble gum elevator music. This is a heartfelt compilation of electronic moods for lovers and about love. Wonderful, chilling, touching and romantic.
Vangelis helped Ms Ciani on three tracks (however he was listed as a co-performer only on later releases, not this one), which speaks for itself. You can clearly hear his influence on the longer songs. And his sensitivity fits perfectly with Ms Ciani's own musical outlook.