Thursday, 9 December 2010
Space Age Faraday
One of my favourite library albums is "Space Age" on the Conroy label (BMLP 163). Composers are listed as Tony Tape, Sammy Burdson and Otto Sieben, although these might all be the same person - Gerhard Narholz, founder of the Sonoton library, among others things. The copyright date is given as 1977, but the music sounds much earlier. The sound is rather lazily described as 'synthesizers', but to my ears this sounds more like heavily treated organs and other 'real' instruments swimming in a fug of ring modulation, tape delay and reverb. I like the sound of this record so much, I'm trying to build a career around it.
Intriguingly, a previous owner of this record has scrawled some notes on the sleeve - "Faraday Drilling", "Faraday Electronics" - perhaps indicating the music's intended use in a documentary about Michael Faraday? I'd love to find out what it truly relates to, and if any evidence of such a documentary exists.
Have a little listen...
S. Burdson - Roboter At Work (aka "Faraday Drilling")