The history of electronic music goes like this: it was brilliant when it was made by crusty-looking geezers in suits who looked like bank clerks but were actually pioneers producing fantastic music, then t-shirt-wearers with long hair came along and it was still good but things turned Proggy and druggy and went a bit wrong, then the Pop synth boom in the UK happened, which gives me an excuse to say I saw The Human League when there were just three of them (the visual artist, whose name I've forgotten, was considered, radically, to be the third member!)...er...yes...so Thomas Dolby's in this book too, bringing it right up to date, eh? But electronic music's healthy again now, isn't it? Yes. So now you know...
|Edouard Coupleux & Joseph Givelet with automatic synthesizer, 1929|
|RCA Mark II, 1955|
|Paul Ketoff & John Eaton with Synket, 1965|
|Raymond Scott's Electronium, 1965|
|NWDR studio, Cologne, 1953|
|Bob Moog & Roger Powell, 1974|
|Otto Luening (left) & Vladimir Ussachevsky, 1954|