Tom Dissevelt Vinyl, CD & tapes by Tom Dissevelt at Norman Records
This LP was first released in 1968, but seems to contain some music from at least a decade previously. Whatever the source, the pieces that Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan created are a bizarre and remarkable mix, using early synthesisers to build weird pseudo-orchestral structures. Song Of The Second Moon is a hell of a listen. Reissue by Fifth Dimension.
Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan produced a whole library of unearthly electronic music for the Phillips Research laboratories in the 1950s and '60s. A snapshot of it can be heard in this compilation. Compositions such as "Drifting" could be put forward as precursors to Tangerine Dream's ambient classic Phaedra; "Song of the Second Moon" sounds like a Stanley Kubrick soundtrack out-take, with a more harmonically groove-based feel. Twisted percussion and organ samples aplenty, this LP is an electronic galaxy in sound and scope.
A sandwich of unknown origins from Tom Dissevelt. Fantasy In Orbit is a rather apt title for these extraterrestrial entities. It contains an endless supply of dissonant synths which filter in and out, Dissevelt adding layers whilst simultaneously stripping them away, rooted by some highly strung bass frequencies. It's meandering mid-century avant-garde electronics. Out on vinyl LP from Sonitron.