Recent claims made re: Tod Dockstader’s absence from the public eye since releasing his owl-label lps in the late 60s are somewhat off. In 1979 this and another “companion” volume were released on the boosey & hawkes library music label; consisting of a spate of sound-queues made by mr. dockstader for production/documentary use. this sounds like no other dockstader recording you’ve heard. There are a couple of “fat brass synth-fanfares for sci-fi” kind of queues, but for every one of those there’s a drifting filtered white-noise beast or high-resonance/q oscillating beat with crazy atonal triplet-feel melodies that just hits home. Definitely one for the completists (Dockstader fans are known for not resting until they’ve heard every sound carefully “organised” by the master), although there’s enough here for casual early-electronic music fans alike... if anything, this would be a great creel pone to bridge the gap between fans of contemporary melodic/“into depeche mode” electronic dance music that find all of the cold, emotionally-distant abstract concrète that i’m always going on about here a bit daunting.