Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Electronic Tape Number One (1969)

Here is one of the oldest surviving original recordings of mine, my attempt at electronic music. The year was 1969 (I was 17 at the time) and was done in my bedroom looking out the window to the backyard and orange groves beyond.

Created with an old stereo reel-to-reel tape recorder and a spring reverb box taken from a broken guitar amp, this was an experiment in creating “music” with out any instruments or traditional sound generators. While recording I could not hear what was happening but watched the VU meters so things were somewhat random. Each stereo channel was recorded separately.

The raw recording was re-mastered and re-mixed in 2006 with some minor changes and enhancements.

Download (15mb): Electronic Tape Number One

Electronic Tape Number One (excerpt)