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Raymond Scott ‎– Manhattan Research Inc.
Raymond Scott ‎– Manhattan Research Inc.
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Raymond Scott ‎– Manhattan Research Inc.

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Release Date 12 Mar 2021
Format  3LP
Label Music on Vinyl
Cat No. MOVLP1855


• 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
• 10MM SLEEVE
• INCLUDES 8 PAGE BOOKLET WITH FULL TRACK NOTES, A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW AND PICTURES
• FREE DOWNLOAD COUPON
• PRINTED INNERSLEEVES
• SELECTED SAMPLES OF RAYMOND SCOTT’S WORK FROM THE 1950S AND 1960S FOR FILM SOUNDTRACKS, COMMERCIALS, AND FOR HIS OWN TECHNICAL AND MUSICAL EXPERIMENTS.
• RAYMOND SCOTT HAD A HUGE INFLUENCE ON ENO, FRIPP, REICH, GLASS AND KRAFTWERK
• LIMITED EDITION OF 750 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON TRANSPARENT VINYL

Raymond Scott (1908-1994) was a renowned bandleader, composer and pianist from the 1930s to the 1950s. Many of his playful riffs, originally recorded from 1937 to 1939 by the Raymond Scott Quintette, are genetically encoded in every earthling, having covered by many artists while also being adapted for cartoons like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, The Ren and Stimpy Show, The Simpsons and Animaniacs.

His Soothing Sounds for Baby (SSFB) trilogy showcased Scott as a pioneer of electronic music. His ambient minimalism ultimately became a source of inspiration for musicians like Terry Riley, Phillip Glass, Kraftwerk and Brian Eno. But SSFB couldn’t prepare the world for the exotic artifacts found on Manhattan Research Inc. MRI, first issued on Basta in 2000, contains 69 tracks recorded from 1956 to 1969—over two hours’ worth of Scott’s ground-breaking electronic work in adult dimensions. Forays into abstract musique concrete are heard alongside film soundtrack collaborations with a young pre-Muppet Jim Henson, and pan-galactic sonics seemingly beamed down from hovering UFOs. In addition, MRI presents some of the first TV and radio commercials to feature electronic music. MRI also features many of Scott’s instrumental inventions.

Music on Vinyl presents a new edition of MRI in a 3-LP set, including full track notes, a historical overview, and newly designed covers. The package contains an 8-page booklet, printed innersleeves and a free download coupon for the complete album. 750 copies of MRI are individually numbered and pressed on transparent vinyl.

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