Synapse (1976-1978) 
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 10:45 AM - Music, English
Old electronic music magazine Synapse on-line.
I found this news on Matrixsynth, a nice blog for synth nerds.
Articles about Kraftwerk, Tonto (world's largest synthesizer), Moog, Zappa and Fripp, focusing on the use of electronic equipment and lots of dated advertisements.





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Nino Nardini - Funny Moogy (1983, FR, electronic) 
Friday, December 29, 2006, 06:50 PM - Music, - FR, English
I bought this as a bootleg cd.
The bootlegger tried to reduce the noise of the old lp.
By doing so, he damaged some synthesizer sounds.
That's a pity. The music is excellent.



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Anthology of Dutch Electronic Tape Music Volume 1 (1955-1966, NL, electronic) 
Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 06:39 PM - Music, - NL, English
This double album was released by Donemus and intended (I think) to be spread amongst university libraries. Donemus doesn't publish electro acoustic music anymore, NEAR (Nederlands Elektro-Akoestisch Repertoirecentrum) took that over. But their distribution was so bad, they left that to Basta Music.
The recordings were made in several Dutch electronic studios of the Netherlands Radio Union (NRU), Delft Technical and Utrecht University, Philips and CEM Bilthoven.
Dick Raaijmakers wrote the textbook.



This lp is re-issued on cd (the recordings are grabbed from lp). It was available at Mimaroglu Music Sales but I couldn't find it on their website anymore.

UPDATE: Basta made these recordings available again on official cd re-releases in much better quality, direct from master tape: http://www.bastamusic.com/.

Next week I post Volume 2 (1966-1977).

Side one [28:17]:
1 Hans Kox - Three Pieces for electronic organ [3:48]
2 Ton de Leeuw - Study [6:47]
3 Jan Boerman - Musique concrète [3:04]
4 Jaap Spek - Impulses [7:58]
5 Rudolf Escher - The Long Christmas Dinner [6:15]

Side two [29:22]:
1 Henk Badings - Cain and Abel [8:57]
2 Dick Raaijmakers - Piano-forte [4:56]
3 Ton de Leeuw - Antiphonic [15:17]

Side three [27:31]:
1 Frits Weiland - Study in Layers and Pulses [4:46]
2 Hans Kox - Cyclophony III [7:33]
3 Tom Dissevelt - Gamelan [3:05]
4 Axel Meijer - Werkstuk-1964 [2:32]
5 Robert Jan de Neeve - A.F. [1:17]
6 Peter Schat - The Aleph [7:46]

Side four [27:50]:
1 Ton Bruynèl - Reflexes [4:34]
2 Will Eisma - BTH. 3457 [4:08]
3 Klaus Gorter - K45 [5:40]
4 Luctor Ponse - Etude-1 [6:19]
5 Berend Giltay - Polchromie-I [6:42]

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Bilthoven studio 1964: from left to right: Klaus Gorter, G.M. Koenig (sitting) and Jaap Vink.
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De Minuut van Ruud (Jaap Aap Show - Media-Mangel, 1989) 
Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 06:53 PM - Fun, Nederlands
Vanochtend zag ik op YouTube een herhaling van de Jaap Aap Show van Andre van Duin bij een of ander Gala met Jos Brink. Dat deed me er aan denken dat bij mij nog een heel stel afleveringen op een plank staan te verpieteren.
Daarom ben ik aan't digitaliseren geslagen en de komende tijd zet ik alle Minuten van Ruud die ik heb on-line.



Voor degene die niet weet waar het over gaat:
Andre van Duin had een programma 'Animal Crackers' waarin hij dieren in de dierentuin stemmen gaf. Daarin kwamen ook apen voor, waarvan 1 een eigen programma kreeg: De Jaap Aap Show. In dat programma was plaats ingeruimd voor minister president Ruud Lubbers: de Minuut van Ruud. Dit waren beelden van toespraken van Lubbers waar Andre van Duin zijn eigen mond in had gemonteerd.
Het was een beetje de Dik Voormekaar show op tv.

Ik geef op deze blog een seintje wanneer alles on-line staat.
Andre van Duin komt binnenkort met een nieuwe serie Animal Crackers op de televisie.

Mr John Dowie - Another Close Shave (1977, UK, weird) 
Monday, December 25, 2006, 06:35 PM - Music, - UK, Fun, English
I saw John Dowie once on a festival. With another guy, they introduced each other as Mr. John Dowie. They did a song called 'Only Men Shave', as opposed to 'Only Women Bleed' which was a hit for Julie Covington at that time.



He hated the Dutch, but I loved him.
Later on he worked a lot together with Neil Innes (Bonzo Dog, Monty Python, Ruttles).

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Adrian Munsey - The Lost Sheep (1979, UK, weird) 
Sunday, December 24, 2006, 06:24 PM - Music, - UK, Fun, English
Weird record. It is not clear to me if was meant that way when it was recorded. Adrian still makes melancholy music with his orchestra as you can hear and see on his website.



Somebody posted the video on YouTube. Mr Munsey impersonates his sheep here.
(the original video is removed, so I linked to another version)

Not shared anymore. Complaints received.

The Mad Mystery Sound - It's a Super-Spectacular Day (1979, US, weird) 
Saturday, December 23, 2006, 11:25 PM - Music, - US, Fun, Personal
According to Wikipedia this is a multisided record. Strange name, it is only playable on one side, but it has at least seven grooves. Each groove has it's own version of the same song. They all start the same but the ends are different. Which version you hear depends on where the stylus of your turntable starts. The flexi disc was included in an American edition of Mad magazine in 1980. I digitised the seven versions of the song I could discover on this record.



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