August 29, 2002

Now playing: Karlheinz Stockhausen's Studie I (1952), composed entirely with sine waves and cited as the first piece of music constructed with nothing but artificial sound. It's surprisingly pretty -- it actually sounds kinda like an old, warped record of steeple bells ringing out across a '50s sci-fi martian village. And yet... even eerier than Joe Meek's most brain-damaged moment.