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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