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Manhattan Research, Inc. [608917907827]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Manhattan Research Inc. Copyright
    2. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 4, TRUE instrumental)
    3. Bendix 1: The Tomorrow People
    4. Lightworks
    5. Bass-Line Generator, The
    6. Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night!
    7. B.C. 1675
    8. VIM
    9. Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful - (TRUE instrumental)
    10. Sprite: Melonball Bounce - (TRUE instrumental)
    11. Sprite: Melonball Bounce
    12. Wheels That Go
    13. Limbo: The Organized Mind
    14. Portofino - (version 1)
    15. Country Fair
    16. Lady Gaylord
    17. Good Air - (take 7)
    18. Ibm Mt/St: The Paperwork Explosion
    19. Domino
    20. Super Cheer
    21. Cheer: Revision 3
    22. Twilight in Turkey
    23. Medley:: Raymond Scott Quote / Vicks: Medicated Cough Drops
    24. Vicks: Formula 44
    25. Auto-Lite: Spark Plugs
    26. Nescafe
    27. Awake
    28. Backwards Overload
    29. Bufferin: Memories - (original version)
    30. Bandito the Bongo Artist
    31. Night and Day
    32. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (395)
    33. K2r
    34. Ibm Probe
    35. Gmgm 1a
    36. Rhythm Modulator, The
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Ohio Plus
    2. In the Hall of the Mountain Queen
    3. General Motors: Futurama
    4. Portofino - (version 2)
    5. Wild Piece, The
    6. Ripples
    7. Cyclic Bit
    8. Ripples (Montage)
    9. Wing Thing, The
    10. Country Fair - (TRUE instrumental)
    11. Cindy Electronium
    12. Don't Beat Your Wife Every Night! - (TRUE instrumental)
    13. Hostess: Twinkies
    14. Hostess: Twinkies - (TRUE instrumental)
    15. Ohio Bell: Thermo Fax
    16. Pygmy Taxi Corporation, The
    17. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (take 1, announce copy)
    18. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. - (full version)
    19. Lightworks - (slow version)
    20. Paperwork Explosion, The - (TRUE instrumental)
    21. Auto-Lite: Ford Family
    22. Auto-Lite: Ford Family - (TRUE instrumental)
    23. Raymond Scott Quote
    24. Auto-Lite: Wheels
    25. Bufferin: Memories - (demo version)
    26. Space Mystery (Montage)
    27. Toy Trumpet, The
    28. Backward Bleeps
    29. Raymond Scott Quote / Auto-Lite: Sta-Ful
    30. Lightworks - (alternate instrumental version)
    31. When Will It End?
    32. Bendix 2: The Tomorrow People
    33. Electronic Audio Logos, Inc.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 9078

  • Credits
    ProducerGert-Jan Blom; Jeff Winner
    Engineer

    Includes a 144-page hard-bound book.
    MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC. features electronic music, musique concrete experiments, advertising jingles, and soundtracks originally featured in Jim Henson's pre-Muppet films. The electronic sounds generated on this 2-CD set were made by Raymond Scott inventions including the Clavivox, Circle Machine, Bass Line Generator, Rhythm Modulator, Karloff, Bandito The Bongo Artist and Electronium.
    Personnel includes: Raymond Scott (spoken vocals, various electronic instruments); Dorothy Collins (vocals); Jim Henson (spoken vocals).
    Recorded between 1953 & 1969. Includes liner notes by Joel Chadabe, Jeff Winner, Karen Falk, Gert-Jan Blom and Irwin Chusid. Includes interviews with Robert Moog, Herb Deutsch, Alan Entenman and Thomas Rhea.
    Fascinated by the orderliness of sounds and machines, Raymond Scott composed and produced his innovative, eccentric, electronic music for commercials, films and his own amusement in the '50s and '60s. In assembling this overview of Scott's oeuvre, this lavish double album writes an important chapter in his life and career, defining his place in electronic music's history.
    The research that went into this project (in large part by Jeff Winner and Gert-Jan Blom), is lovingly mirrored in the remarkable 144-page full-color hardbound book that houses the two discs. There are rare photos and documents, numerous interviews and essays, and nothing is superfluous. The overall effect of the entire package is to create a portrait of a unique, creatively driven artist.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (9/00, p.185) - "...69 love songs to commerce and the space age....The music is both archaic and 'tres moderne'..."
    The Wire (6/00, p.57) - "...Scott's flair for invention suited an age for car batteries, electric-powered toys and bright new chemical products. By using it to bring a gloss and sparkle to prevailing notions of progress, he helped drag electronic music out of the laboratory and into the home..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (6/00, p.101) - "...Comprises generally abstract [electronic] experiments; space-age ad jingles...sonic experiments with tape loops and new instruments, or bleepy soundtracks for futuristic theme parks....A work of art in its own right..."
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