DOCKSTADER, TOD - Electronic
recent claims made re: dockstaders absence from the public eye since releasing his owl-label lps in the late 60s are somewhat off... in 1979 this and another -جø¬-??companion-جø¬-?-جø¬- volume were released on the boosey & hawkes library music label; consisting of a spate of sound-queues made by mr. dockstader for production/documentary use. i will say this; this sounds like no other dockstader recording youve heard. personally, i think its amazing and way ahead of its time, but i could understand if others out there are a bit befuddled by the music on the lp in question; mostly short (<2 minutes) rhythmic / melody-oriented modular-synth studies coming across like a paleozoic aphex twin (and i know people often say -جø¬-??xXx sounds like aphex twin-جø¬-?-جø¬- as thats the sole reference point they have in discussing contemporary experimental electronic music... give me the benefit of the doubt (youve probably gathered that my vocabulary re: electronic music is slightly more... verbose)... still... this really does sound like -جø¬-??afx-جø¬-?-جø¬--era aphex twin, quite a bit - staggeringly so given the 15-odd-year divide.) there are a couple of -جø¬-??fat brass synth-fanfares for sci-fi-جø¬-?-جø¬- kind of queues, but for every one of those theres a drifting filtered white-noise beast or high-resonance/q oscillating beat with crazy atonal triplet-feel melodies that just hits home...definitely one for the completists (dockstader fans are known for not resting until theyve heard every sound carefully -جø¬-??organised-جø¬-?-جø¬- by the master), although theres enough here for casual early-electronic music fans alike... if anything, this would be a great creel pone to bridge the gap between fans of contemporary melodic/-جø¬-??into depeche mode-جø¬-?-جø¬- electronic dance music that find all of the cold, emotionally-distant abstract concrète that im always going on about here a bit daunting... - Creel Pone.
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