May 12, 2008

Kids Bebe Barron Would've Been Proud Of

EMLab.jpgI don't know about the rest of you, but my school music class experiences were decidedly uninspiring... We either spent our half hour a week listening to Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals (an activity that only became interesting when we got to hear the "rude words" in Dangerous Jade) or tooling around with those butt-ends of the percussion section - the triangle and the castanets.

Nothing so banal though for the kids who attended Gloucester Public School in the 70's. Those little brats had access to their own electronic music lab. And they were given carte blanche to churn out any squealing random noise they liked!

Spoilt buggers... Here's Randy Kaplan with something I wish I could've done in a music class at age twelve.

Randy Kaplan - Emission Embossment

This track comes from a CD put together by Jack Dangers from Meat Beat Manifesto, which was featured on the WFMU blog

Posted by Warren at May 12, 2008 11:43 PM | Electronica