Main: Classic Electronica feat. Kitaro

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by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 15 May, 2019

Main: Classic Electronica feat. Kitaro

Today, we present a programme of classic electronic music from a wide range of artists ranging forward from the beginnings of the genre. In this programme we are also celebrating the work of Japanese pioneer synthesist Kitaro.

Kitaro, born Masanori Takahashi, is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer, and arranger noted for his electronic‐instrumental music, and is often associated with and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of New‐age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album (Thinking of You (1999); with a record 16 nominations in the same category) and a Golden Globe Award for the Heaven & Earth (1993) original score.

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).

Image: Kitaro playing at a concert in Tehran in 2014, by yamaha5


Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. Please click here to start your player if your browser is set up to pass streams to an external player. 

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