Classic Electronica

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by Elrik Merlin on Friday, 19 October, 2007

Today’s extended broadcast on our new channel of features a programme of Classic Electronica, including such gems as Music from Mathematics — music generated from an IBM 7090 computer in the early 1960s and including the original of a computer ‘voice’ singing Daisy, Daisy, on which HAL’s ‘song’ in 2001 was based.

Other goodies in this show include Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan’s early 1960s album recorded at Philips Laboratories in Holland — in the American stereo version where it was released as Song of the Second Moon; Mort Garson’s seminal The Zodiac and the original work of Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley from The In Sound from Way Out and beyond, including the original version of Baroque Hoedown (which knocks spots off They Might Be Giants).

We also play several albums by Larry Fast, recording as Synergy in the 1970s; some classic Kraftwerk and, of course, Wendy Carlos with the ground-breaking Switched-On Bach (1968) and its sequels.

Tune in now on our new channel:!


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