Most of the items in this playlist were recorded 1974 - 1978,
in half-track mono on my dad's VORTEXION WVB.


For my experiments, its most useful feature was a switch which turned off the erase head.  This enabled me to overlay new sounds onto an existing track.  The only problem was that, being mono, there was no other track to bounce to, thus no way I could overdub in sync with myself:  I had to rely on the delayed output from the playback head. This is why most early tracks involve vague drones and random sounds.  And, of course, as I would be recording over the original every time, each new take was an irrevocable step:  a one-off;   no going back !

Tracks marked with a   ‡  were recorded in 1979 using a ReVox A77.