BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP - THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP (LP)


"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. Quirky and irreverent BBC Radiophonic Music was originally put out as a specialist demonstration library disc for BBC drama producers. In 1971 the BBC released it commercially. This is the first time it has been made available on vinyl in its first and original form. SIDE ONE: 01.La Grande Pičce de la Foire de la Rue Delaware 02.Brio 03.Adagio 04.Geraldine 05.Bath Time 06.Nnuphar. SIDE TWO: 01.Major Bloodnoks Stomach 02.The Panel Beaters 03.Crazy Dazy 04.Veils and Mirrors 05.Romanescan Rout 06.Schlum Rooli 07.Kittens Lullaby 08.Waltz Antipathy 09.The World of Science." (label info)
in stock | NL| 2013| MUSIC ON VINYL | 20.90


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