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In Sound From Way Out
Perrey & Kingsley
In Sound From Way Out
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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The first album from the pioneering duo of Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley, recorded in 1966. Allegedly the recording involved 275 hours of work and several miles of tape. These electronically modified sounds were...  more »

      
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All Artists: Perrey & Kingsley
Title: In Sound From Way Out
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 8/1/1995
Genres: Dance & Electronic, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Meditation, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015707922227

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The first album from the pioneering duo of Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley, recorded in 1966. Allegedly the recording involved 275 hours of work and several miles of tape. These electronically modified sounds were combined with electronic sounds from oscillators, tone generators, and feedback loops to produce something approximating pop music.

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Electronic "Au Go Go"
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Anyone tuned in to local afternoon TV shows in the late 1960s will surely remember a track or two from Perrey-Kingsley's THE IN SOUND FROM WAY OUT (1966). If this album has a Top 40 hit, "Electronic Can-Can" is the one. Also used as theme songs of kiddie programs where I lived (NY Tri-State area) were "Barnyard In Orbit" and "Computer In Love."

"Barnyard" has animal sound effects plus drums, bongo, organ and P-K's space-age sounds. "Can-Can" is augmented with banjo and percussion. "Spooks In Space" and "Girl From Venus" are underscored with rhythmic loops similar to those heard on Morton Subotnick's SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON (1967).

"Swan's Splashdown" is based on a Tchaikovsky theme. "Jungle Blues" features altered animal roars, trumpets, honks and squawks with rhythm guitar mixed in. The finale, "Visa To The Stars" is primarily a small combo playing against an electronic alto "voice" that warbles the melody, followed by a variation in a lower register.


PROGRAM--

SIDE ONE
[1:55] Unidentified Flying Object
[2:25] The Little Man From Mars
[3:24] Cosmic Ballad
[2:15] Swan's Splashdown
[2:49] Countdown At 6
[2:24] Barnyard In Orbit

SIDE TWO
[2:00] Spooks In Space
[2:21] Girl From Venus
[2:00] Electronic Can-Can
[2:55] Jungle Blues From Jupiter
[2:03] Computer In Space
[2:13] Visa To The Stars

TOTAL TIME: 28:44"