early works released on CD
April 1, 2000
Records presents MANHATTAN
RESEARCH INC., a 2-CD, 69-track edition of Raymond.Scott's electronic
recordings from the 1950s-60s. Includes 144-page hard-cover.book.
RESEARCH INC." is a 2-CD release of RAYMOND SCOTT's 1950s/60s electronic
music, packaged in a 144-page hard-bound book, featuring several previously
unreleased mid-1960s collaborations with JIM HENSON.
findings at The Jim Henson Company Archives and The Raymond Scott Archives
include such obscure Henson titles as, "Limbo: The Organized Mind," "Ripples,"
"Wheels That Go," "Memories," and other pre-Sesame Street works. These
rare Jim henson/ Raymond Scott soundtracks, many featuring Henson's famous
narrative style, are presented for the first time on MANHATTAN RESEARCH
book includes historical notes written by Henson Co. archivist Karen Falk,
plus rare Henson photos, film stills, archival Henson documents, and more.
an MP3 preview featuring
JIM HENSON on-line. Order
this great double CD today.
electronic work of Raymond Scott had been long out of print, but the
pieces of music on MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC., recorded in the fifties
and sixties, sound like nothing so much as the future.'' - Peter
RESEARCH INC. is a brilliant collection of Raymond Scott's difficult-to-find
electronic work. I love the packaging, and the interviews are incredibly
interesting and informative.'' - Adrian Utley, PORTISHEAD
RESEARCH INC. is truly an inspiring album. Very well compiled and presented,
it gives you a good look at Raymond Scott's great work which has many
repercussions in various fields relating to sound. Scientific, futuristic,
novel, as well as humorous and dreamlike. Mad, but the kind of mad I
aspire to be. Raymond Scott truly was ahead of his time.'' - Keigo,
RESEARCH INC. package is perfect -- and the music is too perfect!''
- Y. Konishi, PIZZICATO FIVE
dedication and uncompromising perfectionism is evident in every detail
of this wonderful collection. From the astonishing sounds to the beautiful
packaging, MANHATTAN RESEARCH INC. is an essential release of pioneer
electronica, adding yet another page to the ever-growing legacy of American
maverick Raymond Scott.'' - JOHN ZORN
Raymond Scott as one of the greatest music technology innovators the
20th century. Many musicians on the charts today are using his ideas
fairly directly. His vision was so wide, that today it is impossible
to turn on a piece of equipment in your studio without automatically
issuing a benediction to the spirit of Raymond Scott.'' - Matt Black,