Thursday, May 3, 2007

Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music

When someone asks me what kind of music I like to listen to often the first thing that pops into my mind is Space-Age Bachelor Pad Music.

This description sums it up quite nicely.

A phrase coined by Byron Werner to describe the music of Esquivel and others that reveled in dramatic contrasts of dynamics, instrumentation and vocal effects, and wild movements of sound from left channel to right and back again and seemed aimed squarely for the generation of white American males that came of age with Playboy magazine and high fidelity stereo equipment. "Imagine George Jetson as a bachelor: 'Hubba-Hubba!'"

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