P.R. Computer ‎– P.R. Computer

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Vinyl, LP, Album



This is a fully electronic recording, using the home designed Muzix81 system, taped in 1983.
+ Synclair ZX81, Sinclair Spectrum, IBM personal computer

Side A: 17'03"
Side B: 17'05"
Made in Hungary

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): SLPM 17797-A III P HP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): SLPM 17797-B III P HP
  • Rights Society: ARTISJUS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SLPM 17797 P.R. Computer P.R. Computer(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Mambo Records (8), Hungaroton (2) SLPM 17797 Hungary 2000 Sell This Version



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July 9, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
Never released entirely on CD, altough it was a relative success at the time, even not only among the synthesizer music-enthusiasts. Pity, it came out a bit late when such a prog-electronic music was simply outdated by the fresh, punchy, superversatile, colourful synthetic new-wavers (the names became history). There's hard to find any more artistic, pure, classical progressive electronic music, than this one. The tracks are written with classical, baroque, a little Bach-ian taste with electro-pop rhythmisation and with ease. Classical trained musician's showcase. Tasteful, nothing kitschy, or cheap. There's only synthesizer featuring during the entire lenght with some snare and kick drums in some tracks. Apart from it all, it's purely electronic. Interesting addendum: The members of P.R. Computer (ex-Pantha Rhei), were developed the MUZIX-computer system. It was based on the ZX-81 personal computer but with the special hardware add-ons. 3 Hardware options were exist: 1- Sequencer: with the song-writing program you could drive some analog synthesizers through the digital to CV/gate-out converters. 2- Sampler! It was a flexible, graphics-design, 8-bit sampler VERY much ahead of the time while there was only the Fairlight (for ca. 80 000 USD, and Emulator for ca. 18 000 USD around and the incredible expensive Synclavier sampling option offered more or less the same features for ten thousands of USD). 3- Digital effectprocessor. Virtually almost all the electronic-based pop-music in Hungary were made with the help of these systems even till much after the MIDI (sequencing) were invented. These infos are not to be forgotten, because there's nothing left about these ultrarare machines! Digital and analog? Best of both wordls: Crispy-precisely sequenced tracks due to the computer-driven sequencer. The accuracy can never be achieved with any analog sequencers of RC-oscillators (despite of the belief of some analog purists). Yet analog only synthesizers are present as: Moog IIIc, Korg PS-3200, ARP-2600...