This wonderful electronic music was created using an optical synthesizer called a Variophone, which was invented in the 1930s. Variophones were photoelectric instruments. These instruments use sound waves that have been cut onto cardboard disks. Both the music and the abstract spiral animation were way ahead of their time.
This fascinating video on the Electric Byway channel looks at the 1968 release of "Dance of the Anthropoids," a recording by artist, designer, instrument maker, and composer, Erikki Kurenniemi. The video wonders if this recording can be considered proto-hardcore/speedcore techno and an important piece of techno history. The track is basically a series of machine… READ THE REST
I would like a Resonant Garden for Christmas. It's but one of various bizarre and extraordinary musical instruments made by Folktek. There are so many families and variants! And VST libraries for those who prefer to work digitally. I stumbled into the House of Fabergé of vaguely menacing custom electronic instruments, and you shall follow… READ THE REST
IDM Discovery is a community for lovers and seekers of electronic music. The site includes IDM (Intelligent Dance Music), experimental electronic, breakcore, acid, braindance, and glitch music. There's a Forum section, a button that takes you to a random artist, or label, a page to Submit Music, and more. I was reminded of my love… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. As you go into the new year, you may be looking to find the best of the best to take your listening to the next level. You actually listen to a… READ THE REST
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