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Rhythmania and Other Electronic Musical Compositions

Rhythmania and Other Electronic Musical Compositions

Released in 1976, Rhythmania and Other Electronic Musical Compositions spotlights the sounds of a specially assembled Moog Synthesizer (a type of analog synthesizer). The variety is impressive: from birdcalls and the sounds of machines in a factory to waltzes. Pieces such as “Cosmic Dance of Shiva” and “Hear the Clock Tick” are “composed of natural sounds recorded through a microphone,” rather than generated electronically like the “Triptych” fugues. This album also highlights electronic instruments as soloists in a genre of music that J.D. Robb says is “capable of expressing a very wide range of ideas and...emotions.” Liner notes include detailed track notes by J.D. Robb.

Track Listing

101
Triptyque: First Fugue J.D. Robb 0:56
102
Triptyque: Second Fugue J.D. Robb 2:10
103
Triptyque: Third Fugue J.D. Robb 1:48
104
Rhythmania J.D. Robb 3:13
105
Cosmic Dance of Shiva J.D. Robb 5:24
106
Soliloquy J.D. Robb 0:59
107
Factory Sounds J.D. Robb 2:25
108
The Beautiful Blue Danube J.D. Robb 4:34
201
Hear the Clock Tick J.D. Robb 2:45
202
Chaconne J.D. Robb 4:08
203
Toccata J.D. Robb 3:13
204
Poem of Summer J.D. Robb 2:15
205
Capricho J.D. Robb 1:39
206
Little Suite: Lonely Wanderer J.D. Robb 1:47
207
Little Suite: Imaginary Birds J.D. Robb 2:06
208
Little Suite: Little Bells J.D. Robb 1:09
209
Synthi Waltz J.D. Robb 2:02

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