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Prelude au sommeil (part 1)

from Prelude au Sommeil (remastered) by Jean-Jacques Perry

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This mono LP was originally published by Institut Dormiphone, France, 1957 and was Jean-Jacques Perrey’s rst solo LP and featured 2 takes of ambient, electronic music consisting of a lulling ondioline - a vacuum-tube based, spring-loaded electronic keyboard instrument, invented in 1941 by the Frenchman Georges Jenny, and is a forerunner of today’s synthesizers...
Prélude au Sommeil, or Prelude to Sleep, was actually a private release from the so-called Institut Dormiphone (also Procédés Dormiphone), aka Perrey himself, in an edition of originally just 500 copies...The original pressings were made by a French “sleep institute” and given out to hospitals and mental institutions, intended to aid in their patients’ acquisition of sleep and help tranquilize patients.
...aside from being Perrey’s rst issued solo recording (he debuted as a sideman, on the same instrument, in 1951, on Charles Trenet’s “song of the poets”), this is remarkable on a number of levels ...namely that perrey appears to have single-handedly “invented” ambient electronic music (in that the intended purpose is to elicit an alpha-state) in 1957...
Now after 60 years after its release, Moochin’ About is proud to release this phenomenal, historical record...


from Prelude au Sommeil (remastered), released May 27, 2017


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