Sometimes it’s good to get away from what were used to and be adventurous. Looking into the history of electronic music outside the medium of Dance music is a great place to look. Here I present Milton Babbitt:
Consider the possibilities of writing music like this in Renoise. In my mind it seems with Duplex and other tools a great live feel could be added. Maybe I’m wrong.
And then there’s always Edgar Varese to consider:
I think Daphne Oram really has to get a mention!
Especially as ladies in the forefront of electronic music is rare enough but she truly was one of the pioneers!
my favorite is Raymond Scott
this is a snippet from his album Manhattan Research Inc. i think it’s exceptional (and the jingles are quite goofy). this is the closest to modern electronic music you’ll get i think, because most of the music is done with a more functional idea in mind rather than experimentation and art. i love his work, he also did some jazz albums. the song he’s most known for is Powerhouse which is used in many cartoons.
the other artist i know is Wendy Carlos. she did the A Clockwork Orange music for example.
Delia Derbyshire, she, like us, worked with samples.
oh god this needs a hiphop beat so badly.
not to forget the Theremin, very beatiful instrument:
Nice links everybody! We should keep this thread growing as a collection of classic electronic music!
This Raymond Scott’s album is very cool. Thanks for posting.