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Originally released in May 1969 on the Zapple label, "Electronic Sound" was dismissed as uncommercial rubbish. Over 30 years after its original release, it's amazing to see just how far ahead of its time this album really is.
"Under The Mersey Wall" is the first of the two tracks which comprise this album. It begins with a series of racecar-like noises and various other sounds. At about the half-way mark, the piece shifts into a surreal meditative mood which floats like a strange unknown planet.
"No Time Or Space" is a 25-minute masterwork which goes all over the place. There has been a long-running controversy surrounding this piece. Synth-pioneer Bernie Krause has claimed in numerous publications that it was he, not George, who created this track. Indeed, Krause is credited as an assistant on this track but it is still a mystery as to who is actually creating the noises on this track. Either way, there is no denying that this piece is extraordinary. It begins with what sounds like a plethora of shotgun blasts. This then transforms into a series squaks, squeals and bursts of white noise. After several minutes of this, a giant galeforce wind of white noise comes in which leads into roughly 15-minutes worth of what sounds like aliens taking over a galaxy in a sci-fi cartoon.Read more ›
This is a good album to listen to if you need some far-out background sound for whatever reason. You will not be able to memorize this like you would with regular songs, so the album sounds almost new every time you listen to it. If you like more modern industrial music, you might really enjoy this album, if not solely for its historical signifigance.
Listening tip: Wear headphones or have your speakers on either side of you to get that nice "surround" effect. Many of the sounds jump from side to side and it's much more exciting to listen to this way (as is pretty much anything recorded back when stereo was still a new thing).
This is audio doodling. Vasty overrated. But it carries the George Harrison name so it must be important.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Of all my electronic music cd's this is my favorite ! Even over my Morton subotnick cd's. It's too bad that Harrison didn't get to make another one.Published 4 days ago by Christopher Landry
When you part own your own record label, there are certain liberties you can take. Apple once had a subsidiary called Zapple, a berth for experimental music that never got past... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Quiverbow
I wasn't sure whether I could plow through this once. But it grows on you especially if listening in the car. Weirdly soothing.Published 4 months ago by Timothy Smith
This album is nothing but George Harrison fooling around on a synthesizer. I don't think I'll be playing it again anytime soon.Published 6 months ago by Kevin Bold
This is only for die hard fans of George Harrison, The Beatles, experimental, and psychedelic music. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joe
This George Harrison Album is the first electronic sound music album.It is great to listen and listen over and over.I only bought it because I knew the musician. Read morePublished 14 months ago by M. R. sussek
This is truly for the collector like myself; experimental Harrison prior to his solo career with 'My Sweet Lord' and going forward ...Published 14 months ago by Alan R. Dennen
i've had the lp since the early 70's. just had to add to my George collection.Published 15 months ago by Ken