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BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Soundhouse - (Yellow) (Vinyl)

BBC Radiophonic Workshop - The Soundhouse - (Yellow) (Vinyl)

$ 35.98

Format: LP 

 Limited yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. In 1979 the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) was launched, the year that the BBC Radiophonic Workshop celebrated it's 21st birthday. At the price of a house (approx. £30,000) this state of the art piece of equipment was embedded with an 8 bit digital sampling synthesizer capable of emulating acoustic instruments and orchestras alongside the manipulation of sound effects. For the BRW this was a major game changer, where previously, composers would spend weeks editing small pieces of tape together to create sounds. Ingenuity and creativity in music and sound was still at the forefront for Workshop members but suddenly made a whole lot easier. This 1983 collection (a first time re-release here of the complete album) celebrated these new found freedoms most notably on the opening track where five Radiophonic composers combined to add their own musical identity to a rhythmic percussive sequence from the Fairlight. Highlights include music from the radio production of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Fancy Fish based on Saint-Saen's Carnival Of The Animals which was the first BRW project to utilize the Fairlight. 

 1 Radiophonic Rock 2 Lascaux 3 Computers in the Real World 4 Seascape 5 The Whale 6 Rallyman 7 Catch the Wind 8 Believe It or Not 9 Planet Earth (Scenes from 'The Living Planet') 10 Dawn 11 Mainstream 12 The Unseeing Eye 13 Fancy Fish ('Aquarium') 14 Brighton Pier 15 Armagiddean War Games 16 Yellow Moon 17 Radio Blackburn 18 MacRocosm 19 Land and People 20 Houdin's Musical Box 21 Ghost in the Water 22 The Milonga

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