Category Archives: Noise

Dusty Grooves 45: Electronic Pioneers, pt.2

Part two of a two-part series. Non-definitive dip into the history of electronic music. Featuring Finnish sound surfers of the unconscious Kemialliset Ystävät, Italian electronic composer Pietro Grossi, German electronic band Popol Vuh, Prog rock icon Robert Fripp, Yellow Magic Orchestra alum Ryuichi Sakamoto, Star Trek original series soundtrack composer Alexander Courage, post-punk innovators Suicide, abstract Krautrockers Tangerine Dream, Swedish electronic duo the knife, mysterious strangers The Residents, legend Todd Rundgren, BBC Radiophonic workshop veteran Delia Derbyshire, dark overlords Zoviet France, psychedelic minimalists spacemen 3, with Raymond Scott ad spots scattered throughout.

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Dusty Grooves 44: Electronic Pioneers, pt. 1

Part one of a two-part series. Non-definitive dip into the history of electronic music. Featuring mad scientist of experimental music, Daphne Oram; Mad Men meets synthesizers in the work of Raymond Scott; modern master David Sylvian; German noise outfit Der Plan; elegant works of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.


The Little Orchestra in Sonovox- Pop Goes the Weasel/Mary Had a Little Lamb, from

Little People’s Band in Forestland

Daphne Oram- Studio Experiment No.1, from Oramics

Daphne Oram- Lego Builds it,  from Oramics

Kemialliset Ystavat- Hyppivat saaret, from Kultaista Kaupunkia Etsimassa

Der Plan- San Jose Car Muzak from Geri Reig

Jean Jacques Perrey- Gossipo Perpetuo 7”

Charles Dodge- He Destroyed her Image, from OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980

Kraftwerk- Kristallo, from Ralf und Florian
György Ligeti- Artikulation, from Ligeti

New Order- Truth, from Peel Sessions

Michael Salmons- Dawn Chorus, self-released

David Sylvian- the Only Daughter, from Blemish

Kraftwerk- The Model, from The Man-Machine

Hugh le Caine- Dripsody, from Various- Electronic Music

Raymond Scott- Cindy Electronium, from Manhattan Research, Inc.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark- Architecture and Morality, from Architecture and Morality

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark- Time Zones, from Dazzle Ships