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The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Soundhouse - LP Colored Vinyl

$32.29
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c0009529
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Batch:
11/19/2016
Album:
The Soundhouse
Artist:
The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Format:
12" Vinyl

Product Description

On “Yellow Edge Glow” Vinyl - In 1979 the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) was launched, the year that the BBC Radiophonic Workshop celebrated its 21st birthday. At the price of a house (approx. £30,000) this state of the art piece of equipment was embedded with an 8 bit digital sampling synthesizer capable of emulating acoustic instruments and orchestras alongside the manipulation of sound effects. For the BRW this was a major game changer, where previously, composers would spend weeks editing small pieces of tape together to create sounds. Ingenuity and creativity in music and sound was still at the forefront for Workshop members but suddenly made a whole lot easier. This 1983 collection (a first time re-release here of the complete album) celebrated these new found freedoms most notably on the opening track where five Radiophonic composers combined to add their own musical identity to a rhythmic percussive sequence from the Fairlight. Highlights include music from the radio production of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy and Fancy Fish based on Saint-Saen’s Carnival Of The Animals which was the first BRW project to utilise the Fairlight.
A1–Howell*, Limb*, Gibbs*, Clarke*, Parker* & Mills*Radiophonic Rock
A2–Peter HowellLascaux
A3–Jonathan GibbsComputers In The Real World
A4–Dick MillsSeascape
A5–Paddy KingslandThe Whale
A6–Roger LimbRallyman
A7–Dick MillsCatch The Wind
A8–Malcolm ClarkeBelieve It Or Not
A9–Elizabeth ParkerPlanet Earth
A10–Jonathan GibbsDawn
B1–Peter HowellMainstream
B2–Malcolm ClarkeThe Unseeing Eye
B3–Peter Howell & Dick MillsFancy Fish
B4–Paddy KingslandBrighton Pier
B5–Dick MillsArmagiddean War Games
B6–Roger LimbYellow Moon
B7–Elizabeth ParkerRadio Blackburn
B8–Dick MillsMacrocosm
B9–Peter HowellLand And People
B10–Jonathan GibbsHoudin's Musical Box
B11–Roger LimbGhost In The Water
B12–Malcolm ClarkeThe Milonga

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