Following the recent reissue of ‘Musical Offering’ from 1971, featuring music composed on the Soviet-made ANS synthesiser, Scanner recalls a visit to Moscow where he first saw the legendary machine
It’s 1994, in a Brixton backstreet club, a bunch of Finnish musicians are making their London debut with a live set that will lay the foundations for PAN SONIC, one of electronica’s most revered acts
It’s 50 years since he recorded the seminal ‘Silver Apples Of The Moon’ and a little longer since he co-founded the San Francisco Tape Music Center and helped to design the first Buchla synthesiser. So how come Morton Subotnick seems oblivious to his own musical legacy?
It all began with a black and white photo, chanced upon in a book on the history of 20th century music.
After a four-year hiatus, the Hartnoll brothers are marking the return of Orbital with a string of summer festival dates. Paul and Phil talk family feuds, kicking ass live, and brand new recordings, plus their love of Kraftwerk and, erm, Morris dancing. You read it here first, folks
Do constraints breed creativity? The Horrors’ Tom Furse was determined to find out so off he went on a sonic journey with just Teenage Engineering’s OP-1 for company…