I know I’ve mentioned this album before, but I just saw that some intrepid soul digitized and uploaded it to YouTube. It (along with Wendy Carlos’ original Switched On Bach) was my introduction to electronic music — and more than anything else, it planted the… Read More »Everything You Always Wanted To Hear On The Moog
I have, on many occasions, referred to Wendy Carlos as one of my introductions to the world of electronic music and synthesizers through her 1968 album Switched On Bach. It was Wendy who inspired Robert Moog to refine and perfect his Moog synthesizers, with which she recorded the album.
Isao Tomita, best known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese composer and is regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music. He was among the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.
Perhaps one of the most iconic pieces of original early electronic might arguably be the theme music for the BBC’s Dr. Who. When the show debuted in 1963, the first thing everyone heard was the work of an “assistant” in the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop by the name of Delia Derbyshire.
Fran Blanche of Frantone posted this fascinating film by Bernard Wilets, which looks at early electronic music, to her YouTube channel, and I just had to share it. The film features several people who went on to make their names in electronic music, including Rory… Read More »Discovering Electronic Music