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POPP, ANDRE & his Orchestra: Delirium in hi-fi.
Made in France in 1957, this is similar to one of those curious1960s hi-fi lounge records (only stranger), except that this was made years earlier, and went far beyond exotic percussion and acoustic instruments eccentrically deployed. Popp explored all manner of studio techniques (in particular, recording instruments at different speeds, or backwards, and with layered degrees of reverb), creating 'new' instruments. He also incorporated all manner of sound effects, not as afterthoughts but integrated into the compositions themselves. So it belongs in the category of early experimental studio works, though the material is lounge-like; Raymond Scott occasionally comes to mind. L