Paul Beaver and Bernie Krause
Composers and synth players Paul Beaver and Bernie Krause were among the most highprofile electronic music acts of the late '60s, recording a series of LPs distinguished not only by their groundbreaking studio advances but also by the presence of notables including Gerry Mulligan and Mike Bloomfield. Krause  a onetime member of the legendary folk group the Weavers  was working as a staff producer at Elektra Records when he met Beaver, a former jazz musician; under the name Beaver & Krause, they began assembling electronic pieces employing spokenword passages, acoustic instruments, tape loops and improvisational techniques, debuting in 1968 with The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music. After 1969's Ragnarok Electric Funk, the duo issued In a Wild Sanctuary a year later; 1971's Gandharva  recorded live in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral and featuring cameos from Mulligan and Bloomfield as well as Bud Shank and Ronnie Montrose  was the most popular of their releases. After 1972's All Good Men, Beaver recorded the solo LP Perchance to Dream; sadly, it was his final work  he suffered a fatal heart attack on January 16, 1975 at the age of 49. Krause later resurfaced as a noted expert in environmental sound recording.
Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

Year / Artwork 
Title 
Importance 
Medium 
1968 
The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music


2LP 

Comments:
This is an introduction to electronic music.
Not the music, but the technical aspects:
1. Peace Three
2. Sine Waveform: Composition
3. Sine Waveform: Harmonic Synthesis
4. Sine Waveform: NonHarmonic Synthesis
5. Sawtooth Waveform: Composition
6. Rectangular Waveforms: SlowMotion Audible Example (1/81/2)
7. Rectangular Waveforms: Composition (Using 1/8, 1/7, 1/3, 1/2)
8. Sequential Voltage Sources, Composition
9. Frequency Modulation: Keyboard Control: 12 Tone
10. QuarterTone (One Real Octave = 2 Keyboard Octaves)
11. Ditone (Four Real Octaves Played in Keyboard Range of One Octave)
12. Portamento: Ribbon Control
13. Periodic: Vibrato (S) (Speed Increases as Pitch Rises)
14. Periodic: SineHigher Frequency
15. Periodic: SawtoothSwept
16. Periodic: Rectangular 1/2  Swept (L2)
17. Periodic: Triangular  Swept
18. Periodic Combined: 3 Square Waves at Different Frequencies
19. Periodic Combined: 3 Triangular Waves at Different Frequencies
20. Periodic Combined: 4 Different Waveforms (2L), (2N), (2V), (2S) At ...
21. Periodic: Tremolo
22. Periodic: Sine  Higher Frequencies (S Sweeping S)
23. Periodic: Sawtooth (NegPos  Going Swept)
24. Periodic: Rectangular (L2) Swept
25. Periodic: Triangular  Swept
26. Periodics Combined: 4 Square
27. White Sound
28. Ring Modulation: Sine Waves: Series of SubAudible Constants
29. Sine Waves: Tune in Parallel
30. Sine Waves: Tuned in Opposite Direction
31. Sine Waves: Sawtooth
32. Sine Waves: Rectangular (L2)
33. White Sound  Tuned Filters: Broad
34. LowFrequency Sawtooth  Tuning Through Harmonics
35. Composition  Tuning Through 2nd, 3rd, 7th and 16th Harmonics
36. Swept with Ribbon Controller
37. Periodic: SineTimbre Vibrato Effect
38. Periodic: SineVariable Rate and Depth
39. Periodic: Sawtooth (Descending and Ascending)
40. Periodic: Rectangular (L2)
41. Tape Delay: Multiple Repeat
42. Peace Three (Recap)


