Modern Hits (an anagram for Other Minds) is a series of digital-only releases by under-recognized electronic music composers from the Bay Area. The series features unreleased recordings as well as reissues of previously released material. Our hope is that the series will shed a new light on the oft-lauded and vibrant electronic music community of the Bay Area.
Ramón Sender, a founder of both the San Francisco Tape Music Center and the Morningstar Commune, is a legendary figure around the Bay Area yet many of his early electronic music has never seen the light of day. Gallivants and Garnishes includes work made between the years 1964 and 1968 where Sender worked with tape, found sound, and early synthesizers at the SF Tape Music Center and around San Francisco.1) Wagner