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    The McLean Mix – The Golden Age of Electronic Music

    July 23rd, 2008

    The McLean Mix - The Golden Age of Electronic Music

    Husband and wife duo Barton and Priscilla McLean have been at it since the early ’70s, and this CD reissues a couple of old Folkways and CRI LPs from that decade. “A central focus of their often abstract electro-acoustic music has been sounds and images of nature and primal forces of creation. The Golden Age of Electronic Music refers to the period of the ’70s when analog synthesizers were at their most powerful and many fascinating works were being created using these with multi-track reel-to-reel tape recorders, noise-reducing equipment, analog processors and large mixers. The equipment, large and cumbersome, spanned the four walls of the studio and the composers would often run back and forth between stations, spending as many as 22 hours at a time to develop one complex sound.”

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