Saturday, June 8, 2024

It Began in Anglika (slight return)



The theme to Tomorrow's World  - popular BBC show devoted to new technologies, gadgets, inventions, appliances, breakthroughs etc etc. 

Now, along with bolstering the counter-narrative about technotronica's origins, this BBC Radiophonic creation is also a classic example of what I call "friendly futurism

i.e the electronic future emerging first not out of pop's vanguards (art-pop or street) but from the middle-aged and the middle-of-the-road  - radio and TV themes, musik for advertisements, , novelty pop, background music, easy-listening, etc

Raymond Scott, Jean-Jacques Perrey, this chap... 

In part because who else could afford to use the gear at the start? 

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