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Lovely tribute to a man of melody,
This review is from: The John Baker Tapes Volume 1: BBC Radiophonics (Audio CD)
The first ever BBC Radiophonic Workshop LP ("BBC Radiophonic Music") featured three composers -- Delia Derbyshire, David Cain and John Baker. Over the last 10 years Delia's become almost famous what with plays on her life and all but the other two composers seem to have short shrift.
No longer, this lovely album features a slew of John Baker's compositions, some entirely electronic and some using the radiophonic bass he favoured as a basis for "traditional" indtruments. There's a fine sense of melody underpinning every track, you'll find many tunes to enjoy ("Suivez la Piste", "Au Printemps" etc). There's even odd vocal pieces.
A very mixed bag, enjoyable and tuneful -- while the exalted Delia can be a little unapproachable at first, this is all very accessible and personable. Good sleeve notes too!
Highly recommended, looking forward to Volume 2.