Music On Vinyl
“Manhattan Research Inc.“, first issued on Basta in 2000, contains 69 tracks recorded from 1953 to 1969—over two hours’ worth of Raymond Scott‘s ground-breaking electronic work in adult dimensions. Forays into abstract musique concrete are heard alongside film soundtrack collaborations with a young pre-Muppet Jim Henson, and pan-galactic sonics seemingly beamed down from hovering UFOs. In addition, “Manhattan Research Inc.” presents some of the first TV and radio commercials to feature electronic music. MRI also features many of Scott’s instrumental inventions.