Fantôme Phonographique present a reissue of The Electrosoniks‘s “Electronic Music“, an LP by Tom Dissevelt and Dick Raaymakers‘s (aka Kid Baltan) originally released in 1962.
Tom Dissevelt and Dick Raaymakers were both Dutch composers and electronic music pioneers. Both musicians began their studies at Royal Conservatory of The Hague on trombone and piano respectively, and later discovered the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Anton Webern.
Cited by David Bowie as one of his favorite albums of all-time, “Electronic Music“ is a forward-thinking collection of bubbling synths and space-age atmospherics that is well ahead of its time. Since Dissevelt and Kid Baltan were employed by a research lab to compose and record electronic music, one might assume that the music would be soulless and restrained, but the reality is quite the opposite this is joyous and haunting and soulful music created by two undercelebrated Dutch pioneers who are finally getting the credit they deserve. Essential pioneering electronic music brought back to life by Fantôme Phonographique.
Edition of 500 (hand-numbered).