An incredible collection of obscure early electronic work – lavishly packaged and sounding wonderful! The 4CD box brings together experimental recordings from the laboratories of Philips
electronics – the same Philips
involved in the record and stereo business in the 50s, 60s, and 70s – and a unique company with a very scientific approach to everything they did. About 3/
4 of the tracks on the set are from commercially-issued albums – experimental electronics, mood music, ballet, and film music – by composers that include Tom Dissevelt, Kid Baltan, Henk Badings, and Dick Raaijmakers. Another full CD of work has never been issued before – and was pulled from the tapes of Philips
for this massive project. The whole thing's incredible – with lots of spare, spooky analogue electronics – taken to a level that seems far greater than that of any Americans working in electronic music at the time. The box includes 4 separate CDs, packaged in "tape cover" packages – plus 7 (!) separate books, each detailing a different aspect of the music, as well as bonus fold-out bits, scores, credits, and even some stickers! Tremendous work overall – a rich tapestry of sound that will unlock your mind as well as your ears – all packaged with the greatness of Basta!