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We’re marking 100 years since the invention of THE THEREMIN in this month’s Electronic Sound. Russian boffin Leon Theremin was supposed to have been developing a sonar system when he came up with his iconic electronic instrument. Goodness only knows how audiences reacted when they first heard its ghostly wail, which had no real precedent in music. What’s more, you didn’t even have to touch the instrument to play it. You seemingly just had to wave your hands around somewhere in the vicinity.

To accompany this issue, we have an exclusive seven-inch EP featuring four tracks of top quality sonic voodoo by some of the world’s foremost theremin players. On one side of ‘Theremin – One Hundred Years’ we have HERB DEUTSCH, a close associate of Robert Moog in the mid-1960s, and DORIT CHRYSLER, co-founder of the New York Theremin Society. Flip the record over for GAUDI, who has pioneered the use of the theremin in dub music, and THE RADIO SCIENCE ORCHESTRA, an outfit formed by songwriter Bruce Woolley, whose credits include The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’. And if all that’s not enough for you, the EP is on sunny yellow vinyl too. Sunglasses at the ready.

As with all of our seven-inch releases, this record is strictly limited and exclusive to readers of Electronic Sound, so make sure you grab your copy while you can.