Long overdue – and filled with great stuff! This essential 3CD set traces the early roots of electronic music, and includes loads of wonderful tracks from obscure sources, packaged in a brilliant little slipcover, along with a thick book that contains lots of useful notes and photos. There's a total of 42 cuts in all, pulled from sources you'll never be able to find in a lifetime of vinyl hunting. Titles include "Bye Bye Butterfly" by Pauline Oliveros, "Pendulum
Music" by Steve Reich, "Music On A Long Thin Wire" by Alvin Lucier, "Williams Mix" by John Cage, "Etude Aux Chemins De Fer" by Pierre Schaeffer, "Oraison" by Oliver Messiaen, "Wireless Fantasy" by Vladimir Ussachevsky, "Spacecraft" by MEV, "Rosace 3" by Francois Bayle, and "Boat Woman Song" by Holger Czukay. Loads more great stuff, and very nicely paced! Plus, thisexpanded version features a bonus DVD – with over 2 hours of rare performances, interviews, and experimental video!
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase and book.)