Synapse (1976-1978) 
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 10:45 AM - Music, English
Old electronic music magazine Synapse on-line.
I found this news on Matrixsynth, a nice blog for synth nerds.
Articles about Kraftwerk, Tonto (world's largest synthesizer), Moog, Zappa and Fripp, focusing on the use of electronic equipment and lots of dated advertisements.





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Nino Nardini - Funny Moogy (1983, FR, electronic) 
Friday, December 29, 2006, 06:50 PM - Music, - FR, English
I bought this as a bootleg cd.
The bootlegger tried to reduce the noise of the old lp.
By doing so, he damaged some synthesizer sounds.
That's a pity. The music is excellent.



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Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music Volume 1 (1955-1966, NL, electronic) 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 06:39 PM - Music, - NL, English
This double album was released by Donemus and intended (I think) to be spread amongst university libraries. Donemus doesn't publish electro acoustic music anymore, NEAR (Nederlands Elektro-Akoestisch Repertoirecentrum) took that over. But their distribution was so bad, they left that to Basta Music.
The recordings were made in several Dutch electronic studios of the Netherlands Radio Union (NRU), Delft Technical and Utrecht University, Philips and CEM Bilthoven.
Dick Raaijmakers wrote the textbook.



This lp is re-issued on cd (the recordings are grabbed from lp). It was available at Mimaroglu Music Sales but I couldn't find it on their website anymore.

UPDATE: Basta made these recordings available again on official cd re-releases in much better quality, direct from master tape: http://www.bastamusic.com/.

Next week I post Volume 2 (1966-1977).

Side one [28:17]:
1 Hans Kox - Three Pieces for electronic organ [3:48]
2 Ton de Leeuw - Study [6:47]
3 Jan Boerman - Musique concrète [3:04]
4 Jaap Spek - Impulses [7:58]
5 Rudolf Escher - The Long Christmas Dinner [6:15]

Side two [29:22]:
1 Henk Badings - Cain and Abel [8:57]
2 Dick Raaijmakers - Piano-forte [4:56]
3 Ton de Leeuw - Antiphonic [15:17]

Side three [27:31]:
1 Frits Weiland - Study in Layers and Pulses [4:46]
2 Hans Kox - Cyclophony III [7:33]
3 Tom Dissevelt - Gamelan [3:05]
4 Axel Meijer - Werkstuk-1964 [2:32]
5 Robert Jan de Neeve - A.F. [1:17]
6 Peter Schat - The Aleph [7:46]

Side four [27:50]:
1 Ton Bruynèl - Reflexes [4:34]
2 Will Eisma - BTH. 3457 [4:08]
3 Klaus Gorter - K45 [5:40]
4 Luctor Ponse - Etude-1 [6:19]
5 Berend Giltay - Polchromie-I [6:42]

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Bilthoven studio 1964: from left to right: Klaus Gorter, G.M. Koenig (sitting) and Jaap Vink.
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Mr John Dowie - Another Close Shave (1977, UK, weird) 
Monday, December 25, 2006, 06:35 PM - Music, - UK, Fun, English
I saw John Dowie once on a festival. With another guy, they introduced each other as Mr. John Dowie. They did a song called 'Only Men Shave', as opposed to 'Only Women Bleed' which was a hit for Julie Covington at that time.



He hated the Dutch, but I loved him.
Later on he worked a lot together with Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog, Monty Python, Ruttles).

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Adrian Munsey - The Lost Sheep (1979, UK, weird) 
Sunday, December 24, 2006, 06:24 PM - Music, - UK, Fun, English
Weird record. It is not clear to me if was meant that way when it was recorded. Adrian still makes melancholy music with his orchestra as you can hear and see on his website.



Somebody posted the video on YouTube. Mr Munsey impersonates his sheep here.
(the original video is removed, so I linked to another version)

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Roger Roger - Sounds Industrial (FR, electronic) 
Friday, December 22, 2006, 06:18 PM - Music, - FR, English
Finally a record from Roger Roger. The titles don't have names, just numbers.
Year of release is unknown.



On this stylish site you can read more about library music (in french).

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A Flux in 3d - Divide (NL, 1982, electronic/new wave) 
Thursday, December 21, 2006, 04:35 PM - Music, - NL, English
I think I now have found all the Vinyl flexi-disks I have. I didn't post them all, some are not really worth it. But this one is ok. The singer liked Alan Vega, I suppose. The instruments are sequencers and distorted guitar.



A Flux in 3d came from Nuenen, near Eindhoven and lived in the same house (squat?) as the members of Nasmak.



Milko Bogaard: voice, synthesizer, guitar, tapes
Ankie Keultjes: synthesizer, sequencer
Kevin Kearny: bass, synthesizer

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