Archives for January 2000

Best record of 2000 – Raymond Scott Manhattan Research Inc

Manhattan Research Inc – the collection of work Raymond Scott produced with his curiosity cabinet of electronic devices, assisted by the young Bob Moog. Regardless of the obsessive nature, Scott’s output is interestingly forward looking, some imitates classical/jazz standards ala Switched-on bach but for the most part he braves a new trail of a different kind of sound. This is more pronounced on the Soothing sounds for baby albums with the long format, but this record cements him as a pioneer. The sample also makes a fine ringtone (for when my wife calls).