SCOTT, RAYMOND - THREE WILLOW PARK - ELECTRONIC MUSIC FROM INNER SPACE 1961-1971 (2CD)


"Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space, 1961-1971, represents the second anthology of pioneering electronica by Raymond Scott. The album contains 61 previously unissued gems, many featuring hypnotic rhythm tracks played by Scott's Electronium - an invention which composed and performed using programmed intelligence. Three Willow Park reveals that Scott was producing beat-oriented proto-techno before the 1970s explosion of electronic music and rhythms on the pop charts, a significant achievement that should not be overlooked. In 2000, Basta issued Manhattan Research Inc., a 2CD set of 69 tracks recorded 1953-69, spotlighting Scott's groundbreaking electronica. MRI also presented some of the earliest TV & radio commercials to feature electronic music, as well as early film soundtrack collaborations with Jim Henson. Three Willow Park presents the next stage in assuring Scott's place in electronic music history. Willow Park Center was an industrial rental complex of offices and warehouses in a Long Island suburb. Following his 1965 marital breakup, Scott set up shop at WPC. He operated a musical lab - researching, experimenting, testing, and measuring. He twirled knobs, flipped switches, and took notes. He installed equipment and machines, and used them to build new equipment and machines. This makeshift compound remained Scott's workspace and bedroom until 1971, when he decamped for L.A. to work for Berry Gordy at Motown." (label info)
in stock | NL| 2017| BASTA | 26.90


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