Here’s the latest podcast in Paul Sheaky’s rather infrequent series The History of Electronic Music , which I have been posting whenever he manages to get around to another one (the previous one was posted on the 9th of February last – while the first appeared on the 12th of November 2007).
As requested by Jasper: A History of Electionic Music - the full series (so far)
This is the ninth in the series and deals with ambient music, and as ever it’s a thorough survey of the genre, going back to Cage, La Monte Young and other early innovators. It provides loads of samples of what has been termed ‘minimalism’, ‘drone music’ and ‘ambient Krautrock’, as well as some of the better known meddlers like Brian Eno, Faust and John Cale.
I’m also putting up a couple of examples of the collaboration between one of my favourite krautrock acts Cluster and yer man from Roxy Music. I’d long since lost this stuff, but the podcast forced me to search for it again on YouTube.