Classic Electronica

in Daily Programme, ZBS Radio Hour

by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 26 October, 2013

Today, Elrik Merlin presents a programme of classic electronic music from a wide range of artists ranging forward from the beginnings of the genre and featuring tracks from the brand new album by British West Country synthesist Michael Law, The Silver Path.

You’ll hear Tim Souster, Wendy Carlos, the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Dissevelt & Baltan, an IBM 7090 computer, Larry Fast’s Synergy, 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 (and a little from just last week).

The ZBS Radio Hour

Join us at 11am or 7pm Pacific Time — 7pm or 2am (because of the time change) in the UK — for the final parts of our two classic adventure series from ZBS Foundation — The Fourth Tower of Inverness at the top of the hour, followed by Ruby the Galactic Gumshoe’s second adventure.

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. You can listen to the programme now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:


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