Vintage strange electronic interlude….. Bülent Arel, Vladimir Ussachevsky, milton babbit, john chowning, david tudor, gerry and the holograms….
Bülent Arel – there’s an album out on Sub Rosa featuring a vault dig of this chaps electronic rarities dating from the period 1960 to 1973 – cited by Frank Zappa as a key influence – this particular cut is from 1960…..
This stunning electronic recital dates – would you believe – from 1956 and is by Vladimir Ussachevsky – entitled ‘Piece for tape recorder’ – truly out there and somewhat very detached and sparse.
Something truly ahead of the curve from 1964, this is Milton Babbitt and ‘Ensembles for Synthesizer’
A little something from the late 70’s from John Chowning by the name ‘Stria’
From a seriously hard to find album heading out of lovely in the 80’s this is David Tudor’s ‘pulsars’
Thrown this in as its in good company and will, if all things go according to plan, feature more fully here over the weekend – here’s Mancunian imps Gerry and the Holograms with ‘Increased Resistance’