April 4, 2010

See how the cortex works (Repost)

In the early 1970s, Bill Holt produced a recording called "Dreamies" - a collage of songs performed on guitar and synthesizer (a Moog Sonic 6) combined with snippets of found sound ("dreamies" is a term coined by Isaac Asimov in 1955 in a short story called "Dreaming is a Private Thing", it refers to manufactured dream sequences.)

The album consists of two long tracks (originally one on each side of the record) called Program 10 and Program 11, a reference to the Beatles' Revolution #9. "Dreamies" includes excerpts of radio and television broadcasts as well as samples taken from recordings by the Beatles. It is one the earliest examples of sampling in popular music.


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