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DICK RAAYMAKERS

DICK RAAYMAKERS

Andy Beta // September 6, 2012

Dutch electronic and tape composer who, under the moniker of Kid Baltan, worked with Tom Dissevelt in The Hague to make electropop and acid house madness — only they did it in 1958 without any help from synthesizers. Their 1962 seven-inch “Electronic Movements” could be a long-lost Centipede Hz instrumental. From there, Raaymakers’ C.V. veers from abstract pulsations to voice manipulated pieces to music theater to film work to a noise piece involving a nude man being pulled along on a bicycle.

Geologist: I used a lot of sample sources from Dutch tape studio stuff [on Centipede].

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