Electronic Albums of the 50's + 60's

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Electronic Albums of the 50's + 60's

Post by tomorrowstops » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:24 pm

Just came across this great article:

http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-fa ... d-1960s-2/

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Re: Electronic Albums of the 50's + 60's

Post by recordbot » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:29 am

was about to be angry mad then realized 1972 is not in the 1960s


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Post by GuyaGuy » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:40 pm

Some stuff I haven't listened to in there. Will give it a listen!

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Post by mpa1104 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:21 pm

That's a good list. I have the Nonesuch Guide and the Subotnik "Silver Apples of the Moon" which I'd only put on the turntable a few weeks ago :) nice timing.
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Post by rschnier » Thu Aug 14, 2014 1:16 am

Nice list, but to put Switched-On Bach in the "See Also" list (as a sub-mention to the Nonesuch Guide) seems kinda strange. Yeah, I understand that the authors might have wanted to highlight some lesser-known works, but come on.
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Post by mute » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:41 am

That Silver Apples' record laid the stylistic ground work that bands like (esp) Spacemen 3/Spirtualized/Spectrum picked up and ran with. Their sound is very much alive today and I've always loved that record since the first time i played it. Oscillations is the stand out imo...



...And, this should be in that electronic country music thread.. banjo's and oscillators, Ruby (from their follow-up record in 1969..despite what the youtube link says)


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Post by Dr. Phibes » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:49 am

Amazingly, I've actually listened to most of the titles mentioned in that article and I've always though myself as a bit of a music philistine :?:

Not going to lie though, I don't think I'll ever truly enjoy some of the more avant-garde stuff but I appreciate the milieu/processes they were born off.

Good to see the appreciation of electronic music extending beyond the mid-70s anyway.

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Post by winterglow » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:05 pm

what a great article! I was searching something like this lately
in that list I've listened just karlheinz stockhausen kontakte and charles wuorinen the encomium a great thing for a noob I think :D

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Post by gcoudert » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:25 am

What about George Harrison's "Electronic Sound" album (1069)?
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Post by tomorrowstops » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:00 pm

Interesting, I don't recall hearing that one, Gilles. I'll check it out!

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Post by mpa1104 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:30 pm

It's no S.O.B but it's certainly an interesting document of what was likely one of the earliest uses of the Moog modular on British shores (as well as its use on the Abbey Road album). Apparently Harrison himself didn't think much of it in the end, but it's not unlistenable. (and it was 1969, not 1069 :D that would make for the earliest electronic album in history ;) )
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Post by Dr. Phibes » Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:44 pm

Isn't Electronic Sounds really just Bernie Krause unwittingly doing a demo that Harrison then released as his own?

It had Krause's name on it at first but he basically told harrison to go do one and so it was ultimately scratched out (you can still see it under Harrison's name though)

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Post by Micke » Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:11 pm

Yes, the B-side of the album is essentially Krause demonstrating the Moog (his own system) to Harrison. The A-side
on the other hand was recorded by Harrison a few months later (in Feb '69) using his own Moog.
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Post by gcoudert » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:19 pm



I listened to it yesterday. Not great musically by any stretch. Possibly samplable in places!
I seem to remember that Harrison described the music as 'avant-garde a clue' in the liner notes of the LP.
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Post by nathanscribe » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:03 pm

Fred Judd. 50s/60s radiophonic-style pieces made using DIY and found equipment. He worked with Delia Derbyshire occasionally. Totally forgotten except in the darker niches of the internet's cupboards of tinkery doom. As good as anything the BBC did.



http://www.fcjudd.co.uk

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