Unusual Stuff
 

This page contains notes and info about some very good albums, that while they cannot be described as rock music, they definitely are UNKNOWN and all are very good in their own right. 

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The Unusual Classical Synthesizer - Mike Hankinson

From the album sleeve........

This record is the first L.P. ever recorded using only the Electronic Music Studios "Synthi" VCS-3. This instrument has the capability of producing virtually any sound, but was used purely as a straight musical instrument on this L.P. The only modification - a potentiometer control was added, which gave a sliding octave up or down, by rotating the control, thus extending the keyboard to 5 octaves.

A personal note: I first heard, and felt, this unbelievable album when I played it on a Bose system which consisted of a Dual 1229 Q Turntable, a Bose 4401 Preamp, a Bose 1801 Amplifier (1000+ watts per channel), and a pair of Bose 901 Series 2 Speakers with an active Bose equalizer. Sounds and notes came out of those speakers that I had only heard, and felt, before in the Christian Science Cathedral in Boston when they unleashed their enormous pipe organ. I was blown away and from then on used this album to judge and new equipment and even to set up speakers in rooms for the best sound. Hope you like it. 

Side one:
1 Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach) [7:05]
2 Variations - Mein junges Leben hat ein End (Sweelinck) [3:29]
3 Sonata in D major (Scarlatti) [2:46]
4 Sonata Rondo (Clementi) [3:20]

Side two:
1 Concerto in A minor (Bach) [2:59]
2 Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) [3:37]
3 Italian Concerto (Bach) [3:37]
4 Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven) [5:08]

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The Pipes of Pan at Jajouka - Brian Jones
 

 

 

Dirty Linen (4-5/96, p.55) - "...a remarkable cultural document, and one that anticipated the current wolrd music boom of the last two decades..."
Musician (11/95, p.93) - "The ecstatic piping of Morocco's Jajouka musicians was little known to Westerners when Brian Jones entered the Rif Mountains in 1968 and heard Pan's true song for the first time....despite some minimal studio chicanery maintains its unearthly power; the Master Musicians' screeling...sound makes the presence of the goat-god Bou Jeloud hypnotically palpable..."

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http://rapidshare.com/files/97389410/Brian_Jones.rar