At the core of Gareth Jones of Sunroof’s exclusive Bleep mix lies the multitudinous ideas and innovation of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 1956 opus ‘Gesang Der Jünglinge’. Widely regarded as the first electroacoustic piece ever composed, the mass (in a literal sense) of electronic tones and ecstatic vocalisations, chopped and chunked across this mix, bleed in and around the crevices of other compositions by the 20th century’s foremost synthesists. You’ve got a healthy dose of Tangerine Dream kosmische here, as well as curious intergalactic signals beamed down by Susanne Ciani and Gareth Jones’ own Electrogenetic project, as well as a precious trove of Sunroof unreleased productions.
"I re-discovered ‘Gesang der Jünglinge’ about 10 years ago, & it’s central to my mix. Once I had the idea of dividing it into chunks everything dropped together. Adding drones from my ‘Spiritual Friendship’ project got me where I needed to be. I’m not a DJ - I assembled the mix in Ableton, always recording the tracks in real time, rather like making cassettes in the 70s." - Gareth Jones