Friday, June 24, 2011

Music morning

First thing this morning I blasted "Germ Free Adolescents" and sang along at the top of my lungs about a billion times while doing dishes and getting some breadmaking started.

And shifting gears almost completely, I'm sure you all know that the great Delia Derbyshire was making music like this almost fifty years ago, right?

She also invented IDM as a throwaway at least twenty-five years early, if you weren't aware.

In other news, Wendy Carlos is, as I'm sure you know, a genius. Here she is doing some Morricone-spaghetti-western-sounding delay-soaked ambient electronic music:

And here, from music she made for The Shining, a little over thirty years ago now, that Kubrick ended up not using, a track that would be called "hauntology" and be released on Ghost Box Records if it came out now:

Since I keep mentioning when these tracks were made, I should probably get around to writing that post on chronology and novelty that I keep meaning to write, but who knows if that'll ever happen.


Eric Knibbs said...

Thanks for the music! I meant to write that ages ago -- was resolved -- but other stuff got in the way. Then you took some leave and I feared I'd lost the chance. The blog is excellent and much appreciated too of course...

Ethan said...

Hey! Sorry it took me so long to respond--thanks so much for saying this. Very nice of you.

Took a look at your blog, looks delightfully esoteric.