Today, we present a programme of classic electronic music from a wide range of artists ranging forward from the beginnings of the genre. This time we are also featuring a new release: Jean-Michel Jarre’s new album Electronica 1: The Time Machine, which consists of a series of collaborations with a number of other artists. We’ll also play some of his classics.
In addition, you’ll hear Wendy Carlos, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Dissevelt & Baltan, an IBM 7090 computer, Larry Fast’s Synergy, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and many, many more. You’ll even hear the hilarious sounds of Perrey and Kingsley, two of the earliest artists to use synths and recorded sounds for melodic, rather than abstract, ends.
Tune in for an astonishing variety of electronic and musique concrète sounds from both the popular melodic and abstract avant-garde ends of the electronica spectrum, from the 1950s to the 1980s (by and large).
Above: A Moog modular synthesiser, one of the most famous of the analogue synths, introduced in the late 1960s.
Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. If you are in the United States or Canada, please click here to launch the Stream Licensing player. To listen from outside North America, click here to start your player .
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