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FORBIDDEN PLANETS: Music from the pioneers of Electronic Sound (double CD)
A fascinating collection of hits containing many classics which doesn't stop at the hermetic world of early academic electronics, or the obvious. There are pieces here by Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann, Pierre Schaeffer, Herbert Eimert /Robert Beyer, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul Gredinger, Henri Pousseur, Louis and Bebe Barron, Herman Heiss, Iannis Xenakis, Kid Baltan (inc. the great Evolution Ballet), Daphne Oram, Tom Dissevelt, Edgar Varese, Gyorgi Ligeti (a seldom heard electronic work) and Henk Badings. A great record to listen to, always interesting, offering good choices, well programmed. Even if you know a lot of this material it's a good CD to have. And cheap. Intended as a popular collection, so the documentation is minimal. Double CD with a nicely designed oversize booklet in slipcase.