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Soothing Sounds For Baby: Electronic Music By Raymond Scott, Vol. 2, 6 To 12 Months
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock, Classical, Children's Music
The essential reissues of Raymond Scott's music continue with this second volume of his Soothing Sounds series. As the infant grows both mentally and physically, less of the day is spent in sleep. The senses awaken, the mu... more »
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The essential reissues of Raymond Scott's music continue with this second volume of his Soothing Sounds series. As the infant grows both mentally and physically, less of the day is spent in sleep. The senses awaken, the muscles strengthen, and the child's rapid cognitive development demands more sophisticated amusements. Scott was concerned that the appeal of Soothing Sounds would grow along with his audience, and volume 2 is in every way a progression from the lullabies heard in volume 1. These pieces are more percussive, more animated, and more stimulating--"Toy Typewriter" explores complex tip-tap and click-clack rhythms so engrossing that children of all ages are sure to be amused and amazed. --Gil Gershman
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boeanthropist | Cambridge, MA | 05/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is wonderful. It makes you rethink what a melody is, a string of code reiterating itself to you until it has replicated inside you. There is no longer an 'it' -- there is only you again. It makes you wonder if anyone whose parents actually played this stuff to them when they were a baby might somehow come across a copy of this CD, and put it on, and unknowingly allow it to trigger old, old memory-strings, and be turned, suddenly and perhaps only for an instant, back into a cribbed infant...It's very soothing to work to, as well. I leave it on repeat when I'm writing, and fall calmly into a work-trance. It seems to help me concentrate. My dog stops dropping slobbery tennis balls in my lap when it's on, and instead lies curled in his dog-bed, staring at a spot on the ceiling and making small wet dog-sounds to himself. Hours pass. No one minds. Sssshhhh. It's bedtime already, and we still don't have to turn it off."
The World's First Ambient Electronic albums!?
boeanthropist | 07/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Composed & performed by RAYMOND SCOTT on primitive home-built electronic instruments which SCOTT began to design & build in the 1940s. As ambient electronic music, these albums predate -- yet are comparable to; BRIAN ENO/FRIPP, PHILIP GLASS, APHEX TWIN, & KRAFTWERK. The 3 vinyl albums were originally released by Epic & had been out-of-print for over 35 years!"