Synthesiser music from 1968?

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Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by hinotori » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:12 pm

I'm trying to prepare a mix using music made on synthesisers from 1968 and was wondering if anyone here could recommend any records from that year that is all synthesizer, features a synth heavily or is electronic / electro-acoustic / music concrete. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks!

So far I only know the following:

Walter Carlos - Switched On Bach
Morton Subotnick - The Wild Bull
Edward M. Zajda - Independent Electronic Music Composer

Any recommendations?

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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:22 pm

David Vorhaus -- "White Noise 1 -- An electric storm in h**l" perhaps?

Not sure whether it´s from 1968, though.

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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by synthroom » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:38 pm

Switched-on Bach was THE synthesizer album in 1968. (Well, it didn't hit the charts until 1969.)

Nothing else pervaded pop culture like it did.
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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:12 pm

Definitely check Silver Apples - Silver Apples...

I sure others can chime in with other recommendations just from 1968, but what in particular is special about that year for your mix?
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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by Bitexion » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:26 pm

I guess it's the dawn of synthesizers he's after. There really wasn't much of an industry before S-o-B because noone really thought you could use a synth to make music with, only weird effect and bleep bloop experimental noise.
Carlos changed all that around by proving a modular synth could be used to make real music with, even though it was severely multitracked.

Before this it was only Hammond Organs and massive pipe organs, which is a kind of additive synthesizer in itself, really.

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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by Sir Ruff » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:49 pm

Bitexion wrote:There really wasn't much of an industry before S-o-B because noone really thought you could use a synth to make music with, only weird effect and bleep bloop experimental noise.
He said Music concrete, so I assume that's exactly what he's after.
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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by Virgule » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:41 pm

The Wozard of Iz

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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by hinotori » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:44 pm

I'm planning on making a mix of electronic music from that year for a friends birthday, he was born in 1968. It seems an interesting year for the history of electronic music and synthesizers.

As far as I can tell Buchla, Moog and EMS were all producing synths around that year (what other companies were active then?) and wondered what recordings their products may have featured on. Aside from the classic synth records I'm also interested in Stockhausen, Dockstader and other electro acoustic / concrete composers who may have been making use of synths alongside tone generators etc... oh, and any prog/rock/funk/soul records heavy on the synth

According to some sources these records are from 1968:

Beaver & Krause - The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music


Douglas Leedy - Entropical Paradise


David Tudor - Rainforest version I

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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by synthroom » Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:31 am

Daily Nightly by The Monkees featured Micky Dolenz playing a spaced-out solo on a Moog, released in Nov. 1967.
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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by V301H » Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:37 am

Also "Star Collector" by The Monkees features the Moog with an Emerson-like solo sound.
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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by Psy_Free » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:06 am

Although released in 1969, side 2 of George Harrison's "Electronic Sounds" LP was recorded in 1968.
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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by mute » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:25 am

Sir Ruff wrote:Definitely check Silver Apples - Silver Apples...

I sure others can chime in with other recommendations just from 1968, but what in particular is special about that year for your mix?
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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by hinotori » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:20 am

Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - Song of the Second Moon: The Sonic Vibrations of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan


According to discogs the material was recorded in the late 50s but was released on this compilation featuring their work in 1968.

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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by hinotori » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:22 am

Ruth White - Flowers of Evil (1969)


Anyone know anything about this one?

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Re: Synthesiser music from 1968?

Post by mpa1104 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:36 am

Tristram Cary

Leviathan '99 (music/sound for BBC radio play, 1968)
A short excerpt from the "suite" (arranged a few years later) can be heard 1:15 into "What The Future Sounded Like". Still one of my favourite electronic works.

Narcissus (not strictly electronic but sounds like it could be, for solo flute and 2 tape machines, 1968)
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