"With Electronic music's current resurgence and interest in the form at an all time high, this superb 2 CD set, containing compositions and original recordings by the pioneers of this fascinating style of sound, compiled here for the first time, is certain to attract enormous excitement amongst fans of the genre. Featuring tracks recorded largely in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, from names as diverse as the ever popular John Cage, Frank Zappa's idol, Edgar Varese, Sergeant Pepper cover star Karlheinz Stockhausen and even Auntie herself in the form of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop [unlikely contenders perhaps, but nevertheless leaders in the development of sonic electronics], this compilation features the bizarre, the avant-garde , the experimental and even, on occasion, the fairly melodic. A treat for fans of contemporary names such as Joe Meek, Kraftwerk, Can, Tangerine Dream, The Prodigy, Throbbing Gristle providing guidance on the roots of their chosen artist's muse, the potential market for this extraordinary collection is enormous. Compiled - and with extensive sleevenotes by - 1950s/60s music historian [and Edgar Varese biographer] Alan Clayson, and featuring 16 page illustrated booklet, and finished in deluxe slipcase packaging, this beautifully designed set will surely become the standard collection of the original electronica." (label info) feat. Miklos Rozsa, Pierre Schaeffer, Bernard Hermann, Herbert Eimert/Robert Beyer, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul Gredinger, Henri Posseur, Louis & Bebe Barron, Herman Heiss, Iannis Xenakis, Kid Baltan, Daphne Oram/Desmond Briscoe, Tom Dissevelt, Edgar Varise, Gyorgy Ligeti, Henk Badings and Tom Dissevelt
in stock | UK| 2009| CHROME DREAMS | 16.90

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