Raymond Scott’s ‘Soothing Sounds For Baby’ Series Reissued On Vinyl

Raymond_Scott_Soothing_Sounds_For_BabyBasta Music has announced a vinyl reissue of Raymond Scott’s Soothing Sounds for Baby series of electronic music albums.

The unusual three-album set, originally released in 1964, targets three age groups:

  • Volume 1 is 1 to 6 months;
  • Volume 2 is 6 to 12 months; and
  • Volume 3 is 12 to 18.

While we’re not sure how many babies or parents were soothed by Scott’s Soothing Sounds for Babies, the albums are sought ought by electronic music fans as pioneering examples of pure electronic music.  Continue reading

Aphex Twin’s Syro, From ‘Influential Electronic Fartist’ Richard D. James, Now Official

FINAL MASTER SYRO DIGIPAK.inddWarp Records has officially announced the new Aphex Twin album, Syro.

According to Warp’s info, ‘influential electronic fartist’, Richard D. James, has a new album, Syro, coming out under his Aphex Twin moniker.

The album will be available in vinyl, CD and digital formats, with a Sept 22nd release date. It is available for order now via Amazon and via the Warp site.

At least that’s what we make of the album’s bizarre official summary, below.

 

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Electro-Music Festival Coming To NY

electro-music_Festival_pyxl8rThe electro-music festival, sometimes called the “Woodstock of electronic music,” is the world’s premiere event for experimental electronic music. Now in its tenth year, the gathering this year features three “mind-bending” days of innovative electronic music concerts, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, jam sessions, video art, a laptop battle, and a swap-meet. The festival will run from Friday, September 5, through September 7.

A wide variety of instruments and musical styles will be represented, ranging from theremin to analog modular synthesizers to home made devices, from classic space music and ambient to abstract electronica, glitch, electro-pop and beat-oriented music.
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