Raymond Scott's work is known today primarily because of the groundbreaking and friendly music that he recorded in the '30s and '40s. Due to a resurgence of interest in Scott during the '90s, many more facets of his work have again become widely available. Recorded around 1962, the pioneering electronic music on this set was originally part of a three-volume series released in conjunction with the Gesell Institute of Child Development. This first volume is intended for infants from one to six months of age.
This set's five pieces are all soothing, and have gentle surprises that never stray far from each song's tonic center. The disc is the sonic equivalent of a sun-dappled mobile hanging from a ceiling over a baby's crib, as it slowly dips and turns. Out-of-print for decades, this music can now be seen as a forerunner to Brian Eno's work, specifically his ambient releases.