Janet Beat

Pioneering Knob Twiddler

  • Janet Beat - Pioneering Knob Twiddler
13th August 2021 / LP / Trunk

Janet Beat

Pioneering Knob Twiddler


We love knob twiddlers big time. This one is perfect for fans of Delia, Oram, Carlos & Ciani.

Released: 13th August 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 13th August 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.
Have you have never heard of Janet Beat? Probably not... She has been making beautiful electro acoustic work since the early 1960s. Loads of people tried to stop her making music, people like her parents and male musicians who probably felt threatened by a talented woman in their post war male dominated electronic field. Her music has not been issued before. It’s here now, you lucky people. And no, I have not made her up.

Janet Beat does not make beats. She makes sublime electro acoustic music, much of it sounds like the music from Forbidden Planet, or maybe music just beamed in from another planet. Her early 1960s tape work was all destroyed by her father when he used her tapes to hang up his tomato plants. What a bastard. Anyway, her late 1970s and 1980s work has survived, and here it is for the very first time. And before you start asking questions about the title of this LP, I asked Janet Beat if it was OK. I spent ages trying to think of a good title, but then looked at the superb photo of her in her front room (the one on the LP front) and my mind was made up.
Format /LP
Released /13th August 2021
Catalogue / JBH091LP
Barcode / 5051142008817
Artist / Janet Beat
Label /Trunk
Genre / Experimental
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