Mordant Music is releasing an LP of library music by Tod Dockstader, prised from the tape archive of Boosey & Hawkes.
The first of two such planned releases, Electronic Vol.1 will be released on vinyl LP on September 24, and features 23 synth-based productions by Dockstader that date from 1979. Born 1932 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Dockstader is widely revered for his landmark experiments in electronic and concrète music – his first major work, Eight Electronic Pieces, was released in 1961 – a year after The Beatles formed.
Says Baron Mordant of the new MM collection:
“Cardboard box, Aldwych…the Boosey & Hawkes tape bakery…an occasional MM haunt…1979 resuscitated…coMMissioned plasm portrait…Tod Dockstader’s synth-based library production music lives again with the first of two bulbous volumes…to this day TD remains a gargant of free-spirited nocturnal composition…shards of avant garde on the trunk line…Vibrations Inc.”
In addition to the LP, Mordant will also release a 10″ featuring remixes of Dockstader’s ‘Bellstomp/Pond Dance’ and ‘Boingo Background’ by Mordant Music and Ekoplekz respectively.