"180 gram audiophile pressing. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, set up in 1958, was originally created as a sound effects unit for BBC Radio and TV programs. Pioneering new forms of drama during the late 1950s and early 60s demanded innovative and original use of music and sound. The art of what became known as sound design began in the cramped underground studios of the Radiophonic Workshop at the BBC Maida Vale complex in London. Their early explorations into sound drew on the principles of musique concrete, early tape manipulation techniques and primitive oscillators and tone circuits built by technicians at the workshop. As technology developed and the synthesizer, tape technology, computers and early digital sampling emerged the Radiophonic Workshop maintained an their position at the leading edge of electronic music and sound design. The vast body of work that emerged between 1960 and 1997 has influenced generations of musicians both within electronica and more widely in the Rock, Progressive and Pop field. Groundbreaking work such as Delia Darbyshire's 1963 Doctor Who Theme (still the high water mark of experimental music), sound effects albums, works of early electronica and popular favourites such as Blake's 7 and The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy have ensured the RWS a place at electronica's top table. From the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Vangelis to Orbital, The Chemical Brothers and beyond, their legacy lives on in the sounds and textures of so much contemporary music. But it isn't just musicians who have drawn on their work. These two records, recorded in 1968 and 1975 respectively, were released at the height of The Radiophonic Workshop's influence. They showcase the dawning of processed sound, treated sounds and sound design. SIDE ONE: 01.Radio Sheffield 02.Radio Nottingham 03.Boys and Girls 04.Mattachin 05.Pot eu Feu 06.Time and Tune 07.Tomorrow's World 08.Reading Your Letters 09.Blue Veils and Golden Sands 10.The Missing Jewel 11.Artbeat 12.Fresh Start 13.Christmas Commercial 14.Sea Sports 15.The Delian Mode. SIDE TWO: 01.The Frogs Wooing 02.Milky Way 03.Structures 04.New Worlds 05.Ziwzih Ziwzih OO-OO-OO 06.Festival Time 07.The Chase 08.Towards Tomorrow 09.Quiz Time 10.P.I.G.S. 11.Autumn and Winter 12.Door to Door 13.Factors 14.War of the Worlds 15.Crossbeat 16.Air." (label info)
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