Sunday, July 27, 2014

Music De Wolfe - Kaleidoscope (1978)



"Music De Wolfe" is a Library music publisher and label established by the De Wolfe family in 1909. De Wolfe began its commercial recorded library in 1927 establishing a vast archive of authentic recordings, sound effects and music. From the 1950's through to the 1990's many specially commissioned recordings were published as records as auditioning copies. These releases were never intended for commercial sale.
The composers of this E.M. library album  are John Saunders and Karl Jenkins.
John Saunders (real name is John Hyde) was a member of the experimental electronic band "The Gadgets". He has also written many different library albums for the "Music De Wolfe" label.
Karl Jenkins was born in Wales and studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. It was in jazz that he initially made his mark; co-forming Nucleus (3), which won first prize at the Montreux jazz festival and appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island. This was followed by a period with Soft Machine, one of the seminal bands of the 70’s. Through many incarnations, ‘Softs’ defied categorization playing venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the classical ‘Proms’ at the Royal Albert Hall, the Reading ‘Rock’ Festival and many more.
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1 comment:

sfdoomed said...

I do have to say that your site is like a dream come true. I've always loved obscure electronic, old synth scores, psych, Krautrock type of stuff, but my knowledge of good bands/albums was apparently pretty limited because so many of these releases are unfamiliar to me. Thank you for introducing me to a lot of fantastic, unfamiliar gems!