Since there's a new series of Doctor Who and that, I thought it'd be nice to have a thread on early electronica stuff.
Tristam Cary - It's Time for Tristam Cary [Trunk]
Underappreciated Radiophonic Orchestra guy.
Sam Spence - Sam Spence Sounds [Finders Keepers]
Bit later kraut-associated stuff.
Michael Yonkers - Lovely Gold [Drag City]
Really ace lost album from someone who I don't know a lot about.
I think there's also a new Massiera comp on Finders Keepers and a Japanese soundtrack thing on Ethbo.
Anyone bought any of these yet? Thoughts? I really like the Michael Yonkers and Tristam Cary albums. Haven't got round to the rest yet though.
Some of my favourite older stuff:
Ruth White - The Flowers of Evil (1969)
Incredible dark, synth-led readings of the Baudelaire poems.
Beaver & Krause - The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music (1968)
So far ahead of it's time.
(also check out Keaver & Brause for some great beats stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdN_EbJo03g)
Lucifer (Mort Garson) - Black Mass (1971)
Could choose any of his album because they're all amazing, but this one is particuarly spooky and great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7DVtCl9HfQ
If you don't mind downloading, this is really incredible; Delia Derbyshire providing the soundtrack to a very haunting documentary on dreams: http://mutant-sounds.blogspot.com/2007/07/delia-derbyshire-barry-bermange-within.html
And obv. Raymond Scott is the don:
Soothing Sounds for Baby
Actually my favourite Raymond Scott stuff; music to put a baby to sleep to!
Manhattan Research Inc.
(the one Dilla sampled - the interesting thing being how most the percussive elements are there in the original)
Anyone else? Favourite albums from the past, or favourite albums, which homage these kind of sounds (Broadcast/Ghost Box etc.)?