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musical geekery...

reichmarshall posted about a little analog synthesizer device that I reposted over in loeg...

...but the incredibly cool thing that he posted about was MANHATTAN RESEARCH, INC. It's a 2-CD collection of early electronic music by Raymond Scott.

Already ordered it. Can't wait to hear it.


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Apr. 26th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
Let us know how this is. I already have some Scott, but it is what a lot of the early Warner cartoon music was based on.
Apr. 26th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
reichmarshall is a big Scott fan; he arranged some for Lee Press-On and the Nails.

I'm given to understand that this is entirely unlike Scott's jazz and orchestral work.
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:17 am (UTC)
Ooh, I am a HUGE fan of early electronic stuff! Please post a review when you've given it a listen.
Apr. 27th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
Raymond Scott
Wish I'd known you were interested. I've got a copy right here... Interesting historical artifact. Not something I'd put on as background music.
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Raymond Scott
Neither is the Gershon Kingsley. Early 70's synthesized covers of Yiddish folk tunes are pretty weird, but electronic compositions for Shabbat services (with a gospel choir as backing singers) take the cake.
Apr. 27th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Its a great album. One of the better produced albums in my collection. I've been putting together mix CDs for my upcoming nuptuals, and for the dinner portion I'm using all cheezy, loungy stuff from the fifties and early sixties. Several cuts from this album made the cut, including the two arrangements of Portofino, the Hostess Twinkees commercial, and an instrumental version of Lightworks. Recently Tic-Tac has had a serious of commericals that use a track or two from this album, and every now and then Nick at Night reruns the Vim commercial!
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