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Moondog - 81% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Louis Thomas Hardin, 26 May 1916, Marysville, Kansas, USA, d. 8 September 1999, Münster, Germany. This idiosyncratic composer lost his sight at the age of 16 following an accident with a dynamite cap. He was introduced to classical music at the Iowa School for the Blind, studying violin, viola and piano. Hardin moved to New York in 1943, attending rehearsals of the New Read more

Joe Meek - 78% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Robert George Meek, 5 April 1929, Newent, Gloucestershire, England, d. 3 February 1967, London, England. Britain’s premier independent record producer of the early 60s, Meek was equally renowned for his pioneering recording techniques and eccentric personality. His career began in 1954, when he joined IBC, the leading independent recording studio of the era. Originally Read more

The Residents - 66% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Drama Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Despite a recording career spanning four decades, the Residents have successfully - and deliberately - achieved an air of wilful obscurity. Mindful of the cult of personality, they studiously retain an anonymity and refuse to name personnel, thus ensuring total artistic freedom. The most common disguise worn by the members for their multi-media stage show is a giant eyeball mas Read more

Brian Eno - 64% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Drama Music Videos & Concerts Horror Documentaries Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Jazz Foreign Films Musicals & The Arts Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Brian Peter George St. Baptiste de la Salle Eno, 15 May 1948, Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. While studying at art schools in Ipswich and Winchester, Eno fell under the influence of avant garde composers Cornelius Cardew and John Cage. Although he could not play an instrument, Eno enjoyed tinkering with multi-track tape recorders and in 1968 wrote the limited edition theoreti Read more

Arthur Russell - 58% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Documentaries Drama Jazz Pop / Rock Disco
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Charles Arthur Russell, 1951, Oskaloosa, Iowa, USA, d. 4 April 1992, New York City, New York, USA. Although he was a classically trained cellist, Russell is best remembered as one of the true pioneers of disco and for his involvement with the Manhattan-based club scene in the late 70s. After completing his high school education, Russell headed straight to San Francisco in th Read more

Sun City Girls - 52% match to Raymond Scott

Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, this wildly eclectic and disorientating underground trio evolved from a local band named Paris 1984 (who also featured Maureen Tucker of the Velvet Underground). Sun City Girls was officially formed in 1982 by brothers Alan Bishop and Richard Bishop and percussionist Charles Gocher (1953, USA, d. 19 February 2007, Seattle, USA). Their Read more

Jonny Greenwood - 49% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Drama Soundtracks World Music
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Matmos - 49% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Recognising a shared obsession with texture and rhythm, Drew Daniel and MC Martin Schmidt began recording together in 1995 after a honeymoon period of art-noise cassette swapping. Sound sources on the San Francisco, USA-based duo’s Matmos included a ‘$5 electric guitar’, ‘amplified hair, breathing, bowls of water’ and ‘bass sounds sampled from the Read more

Laurie Anderson - 47% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Laura Phillips Anderson, 5 June 1950, Chicago, Illinois, USA. A product of New York’s avant garde art scene, Laurie Anderson eschewed her initial work as a sculptor in favour of performing. The Life And Times Of Josef Stalin, premiered at Brooklyn’s Academy of Music in 1973, was a 12-hour epic containing many of the audio-visual elements the artist brought to her s Read more

John Zorn - 46% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Soundtracks World Music Jazz Martial Arts Classical Comedy Documentaries Easy Listening
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 September 1953, New York City, New York, USA. Zorn trained in classical composition, initial inspirations being the American composer-inventors Charles Ives, John Cage and Harry Partch. He developed an interest in jazz when he attended a concert given by trumpeter Jacques Coursil, who was teaching him French at the time. His later jazz idols have included Anthony Braxton, Read more

Eric Dolphy - 45% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 June 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 29 June 1964, Berlin, Germany. A fluent performer on several reed instruments, Dolphy began to play clarinet while still at school. On the west coast of America in the second half of the 40s he worked with Roy Porter’s band, before spending a couple of years in the US army. After his discharge, he played with several leadin Read more

Jon Hassell - 45% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1937, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Hassell acquired several university degrees including a PhD in musicology, before travelling to Cologne, Germany in 1965 to study with Karlheinz Stockhausen. While in Cologne he met and played with Irmin Schmidt and Holgar Czukay, who later went on to form Can. The trumpeter and keyboard player returned to the USA in 1967 and began to play with Read more

Wendy Carlos - 43% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Walter Carlos, 14 November 1939, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. A former physicist, Carlos entered music by composing commercials and, having befriended electronics expert Robert Moog, later took up the latter’s pivotal 60s invention, the Moog synthesizer. He recorded 1968’s Switched-On Bach with the assistance of musicologist Benjamin Folkman, and, despite the obje Read more

Secret Chiefs 3 - 42% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Henry Cow - 40% match to Raymond Scott

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This uncompromising left-field rock band was formed in 1968 at Cambridge University, England by Fred Frith (17 February 1949, Heathfield, East Sussex, England; guitar, violin, piano, voice) and Chris Cutler (b. 4 January 1947, Washington, DC, USA; drums, piano, voice). Tim Hodgkinson (b. 1 May 1949, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; keyboards, alto saxophone, clarinet, voice), Read more


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