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

Wendy Carlos’s Tron Score Gets Limited Edition Blue Vinyl Release

tron-wendy-carlos-soundtrackAudio 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

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.

 

Check it out the official info below and let us know what you make of it! Continue reading

Pioneer Announces $699 PLX-1000 Direct Drive DJ Turntable & We Get That Strange Feeling Of Déjà Vu

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Pioneer has announced the PLX-1000 professional direct drive turntable.

Features:

  • 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

Rare Aphex Twin ‘Caustic Window’ LP Sells For $46,300 On eBay

aphex-twin-test-pressing-caustic-windowsA 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

Mathon – Lieus Pers

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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