Basta 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
Audio Fidelity has released a limited edition virgin vinyl release of the Wendy Carlos soundtrack to the 1982 sci fi film Tron.
Carlos’s score combined electronic elements, played on Moog and GDS synthesizers, with orchestral elements, performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the UCLA Chorus. The fusion of elements worked well with the film, which paired live action with early computer animation.
Audio Fidelity specializes in audiophile releases, and they give Tron the deluxe treatment, delivering just about everything that soundtrack fans might want. Continue reading
Warp 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.
Check it out the official info below and let us know what you make of it! Continue reading
A new Aphex Twin album, SYRO, is being teased via a mysterious website. Continue reading
Pioneer has announced the PLX-1000 professional direct drive turntable.
- User-friendly control layout
- High-torque direct drive system
- Designed for optimal sound quality
- Tempo control with variable width levels
- Detachable power and audio cables
According to Pioneer, the PLX-1000 “offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout”.
Highly familiar. Continue reading
A rare test pressing of Richard D. James (Aphex Twin), working under his ‘Caustic Window’ moniker, has sold for $46,300 on eBay.
Back in 1994, James had plans to release an LP as Caustic Windows on his label, Rephlex Records. 4 test pressings were reportedly made, of which this LP is one. Continue reading
Swiss electronic trio, Mathon, has released a new album, Lieus Pers.
The trio, Thomas Augustiny, Roger Stucki and Pete Leuenberg, make ambient electronic music, inspired by architectural spaces.
Lieus Pers is inspired by a photo series by Stefan Flükiger. The Bern-based photographer captured abandoned industrial areas and subterranean canals, that have been gradually reclaimed by nature.
On Lieus Pers, Augustiny, Leuenberger and Stucki have created 12 soundscapes, inspired by dystopian landscapes. According to the group, “the album is a quest for traces, conciliating graphics and sound, past and present, nature and technology.”
Like Eno’s seminal Ambient 4, the soundscapes explore the darker, edgier and less calming possibilities of ambient music.
The album is available as a double vinyl LP and as digital downloads. Continue reading
Producer Trevor Horn has announced Inside The Pleasure Dome – an “ultra-deluxe” box set celebrating the 30th anniversary of Welcome To The Pleasuredome by Frankie Goes To Hollywood.
The deluxe release is being produced as a Pledgemusic crowdfunded project.
“We want to take you Inside The Pleasuredome to explore Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Trevor Horn’s greatest work,” explains compiler Ian Peel. “So we’ve dreamed up the most ultra-deluxe box set possible. Can we make this dream a reality? Pledge via the website – and we can, and you can get this strictly limited edition visual, tactile and audio release in your hands.”
Here are the details: Continue reading