Here’s something to geek out on – a history of electronic music mapped out to the circuit board of a theremin, one of the world’s first electronic musical instruments.
Dorothy‘s Electric Love Blueprint celebrates over 200 inventors, innovators, artists, composers and musicians who (in our opinion) have been pivotal to the evolution of electronic music, from the invention of the earliest known sound recording device in 1857 to the present day.
The print loosely groups genres, from the obscure Musique Concrète (Pierre Schaeffer) to the better known Krautrock (Kraftwerk, Can, Tangerine Dream, Neu! and Faust), Synthpop (Gary Numan, Human League and Depeche Mode) and Electronica (New Order, Massive Attack, LCD Sound System and Daft Punk).
Key pioneers featured include Léon Theremin, Bob Moog, Karlheinz Stockhausen, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, John Cage, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin and our favourite innovating record labels Mute and Warp.