A blog about the things I find accidentally on Spotify while looking for something else

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Imaginary Landscapes: New Electronic Music

Early '90s collection of electronic compositions from what is still called 'classical' music, even though it stopped being that 200 years ago or something.  This sort of thing gets left out of the official electronic music narrative recounted in the music press (Kraftwerk, Eno, New Romantics, New Order, World Domination, the End) but it's worth listening to composers approaching the same instruments, but with a different end.  It's all totally new to me, anyway.  I expect someone who writes for The Wire magazine, or Wired magazine, or just watches The Wire on telly, knows about all this.  Some of it's a bit horrible and '80s in texture, but there's a lot of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts-type manipulation of found sounds as well.  Use it as the soundtrack for a dinner party where all the guests are people you don't like.


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