Ian Helliwell - Tape Leaders: A Compendium of Early British Electronic Music Composers
Text by Ian Helliwell
22.7 x 17.7 cm
Hardback & CD
Publisher: Velocity Press
In the form of a richly illustrated compendium, Tape Leaders is an indispensable reference guide for anyone interested in electronic sound and its origins in Great Britain. For the first time, a book sets out information on practically everyone active with experimental electronics and tape recording across the country to reveal the untold stories and hidden history of early British electronic music. With an individual entry for each composer, it covers everyone from famous names like William Burroughs, Brian Eno and Joe Meek to the ultra\-obscure such as Roy Cooper, Donald Henshilwood and Edgar Vetter. There are sections for EMS and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and amateurs, groups and ensembles that experimented with electronics, including The Beatles, Hawkwind and White Noise.
The specially compiled 15 track CD of mainly unreleased early British tape and synthesizer works.