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This Month's Soundtrack, January 2009

By EM Editors | January 1, 2009

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC STUDIO (1958-2008) (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS) This 4-disc set includes historic works by Hiller, Martirano, and Gaburo as well as recent works by Payne, Polansky, and Scaletti, among many others.

DESTINATION SPACE (OGLIO) Take a step back in time with the retro-modern synth stylings of French Moog-pop innovator Perrey and analog-synth aficionado Countryman.

(EMPHASIS ADDED) (RECOMBINATIONS) Sound and visual artist Jonathan Nelson recycles postconsumer audio into a set of fascinating social and political statements.

RESONANCE: STEEL PAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY (QUIET DESIGN) Twelve composers take turns remixing and processing a single steel pan recording to create a very satisfying CD.

THE MUSIC THAT INFLUENCED LED ZEPPELIN (EAGLE MEDIA) A documentary DVD focusing on the various forms of roots music that stirred a generation of British rockers.

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