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Issue 56 of Electronic Sound features an exclusive (and extremely rare) interview with Kraftwerk main man Ralf Hütter.
The cover story details the history of EMS, the legendary UK synthesiser company founded by Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary and David Cockerell in 1969. EMS machines like the VCS 3 and the Synthi AKS were responsible for some of the best known electronic music of the 1970s - from the Radiophonic Workshop to Brian Eno to Pink Floyd.
Other interviews this issue include Eric Random, Jah Wobble & Bill Laswell, Rolo McGinty from The Woodentops.
This month’s audio accompaniment is The Sounds Of EMS, a fascinating 45-minute CD of music made either by the people responsible for EMS, or by the machines they built (David Vorhaus and Jack Dangers feature).
01. PETER ZINOVIEFF – A LOLLIPOP FOR PAPA
02. TRISTRAM CARY – 3, 4, 5 – A STUDY IN LIMITED RESOURCES
03. BENGE – 1969 EMS VCS3
04. DAVID VORHAUS – THING FOR TWO VCS3S
05. JACK DANGERS @ TAPE LAB – SYNTHI 100-PIECE 1
06. MIKE HANKINSON – JS BACH’S FUGUE AND TOCCATA IN D MINOR
07. PETER ZINOVIEFF – JANUARY TENSIONS (EXCERPT)
08. TRISTRAM CARY – 3, 4, 5 – A STUDY IN LIMITED RESOURCES (TALK)