Recommended by us on 20th January 2012.
Public Information presents the first ever compilation of the lost work of British electronic music pioneer Frederick Charles Judd. Electronics Without Tears represents a mammoth undertaking between Public Information, film artist Ian Helliwell and F.C. Judd's widow Freda and son Peter. Trawling through his tape archives Public Information have pulled almost an hour's worth of material into a sonic whole that easily stands alongside that of Judd's better known peers, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram and John Baker.
Fred pursued a career marked by innovation, invention and exploration, disseminating his new electronic music across the country through lectures, radio and writing. The 35 tracks on Electronic Without Tears highlight a prolific and thrilling era in Fred's life, next generation music and sound entirely made at home, with self-built equipment.
"This is Fred Judd here... in the background you can hear some of my electronic ramblings.."
Mastered by Rashad at Dubplates and Mastering. Sleeve artwork by Optigram.
RECORD COLLECTOR REISSUE OF THE MONTH - JAN
"the best reissue of early electronic music since the 2007 release of Daphne Oram’s Oramics."
WIRE MAGAZINE - DECEMBER
"Fred Judd, as he refers to himself in the spoken interludes to this charming retrospective collection of recordings made in the 1960s, deserves a special mention on
as a perfect example of the amateur experimenter." Ken Hollings.
"a strangely captivating journey through the early age of electronic music making ... everything here is both tremendously worthwhile and highly entertaining. A truly indispensable release."
Jim Jupp - (Ghost Box/Belbury Poly)
"this is really great"
Perc (Perc Trax)
"Garden shed electronics, with a hint of Meek magic, I could listen to it all day"
Jonny Trunk (Trunk Records)
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