Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Electronic Music 1972


The trip through the electronic music of the 70s continues with a stop in 1972. As with '70 & '71 this is a mix with some tracks that are very electronic, like the Wendy Carlos tunes, and others that are more electronic adjacent, like the Cluster or Pick Floyd tracks. But I think it gives a good sense of where things stood at the time.

I purposely stayed away from cheesy electronic versions of classical music like "The Electronic Spirit Of Erik Satie" or "The Unusual Classical Synthesizer." I'm just not a fan of that type of electronic music. I understand it's place in bringing synths to mass attention, I just don't like those recordings.

Enjoy 1972, I have a feeling 1973 will sound fairly similar. But things will start to change in '74 & '75.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    A.R. & Machines - Wie Ich Mir So Ich Dir (AR3)
  • 02:12    Cluster - Im Suden (Cluster II)
  • 08:10    Galactic Explorers - Lunarscape (Epitaph For Venus)
  • 14:22    Terry Riley - Persian Surgery Dervishes
  • 18:40    Klaus Schulze - Last Not Least (La Vie Electronique, Vol. 2)
  • 25:15    Kraftwerk - Klingklang (Kraftwerk 2)
  • 34:00    Wendy Carlos - Country Life (Clockwork Orange)
  • 38:40    Tangerine Dream - Zeit (Zeit)
  • 43:20    Pink Floyd - Absolutely Curtains (Obscured by Clouds)
  • 45:55    Neu! - Im Glück (Nue!)
  • 49:35    Wendy Carlos - Fall (Sonic Seasonings)
  • 60:00    end

1 comment:

Piers Gaveston Jr said...

wendy Carlos did the name transition properly. Her dead name has the same first letter as Wendy. If there is any doubt ... as in referring to a pre-transition recording like "Clockwork Orange ... you can always say W. Carlos.