THE COLUMBIA-PRINCETON ELECTRONIC MUSIC CENTER


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America's oldest electronic research center, where academics like Vladimir Ussachevsky and Milton Babbitt agglomerated otherworldy goop from fucktons of primitive gear. The animated swirls and dives of Animal Collective were first sired here—Otto Luening's coiling violin and blissful synthesizer ejaculations from an essential 1961 compilation LP could have doubled as Merriweather Post Pavillion demos.

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