Soothing Sounds For Baby - Volume 1- 3 (2021 Repress)
When Scott recorded Soothing Sounds for Baby in 1963, it was intended for infantsbut history has endowed these deceptively simple works with broader significance. SSFB was intended to serve as an aural toy during the feeding, teething, play, sleep and fretful periods of infants in three age groups (to 18 months). SSFB was pleasantly stimulating and provided a quieting atmosphere of relaxation, warmth, and contentment. These same qualities were embodied in a music genre that emerged in the 1970sthe Ambient movement, for which Brian Enos Discreet Music (1975) is often cited as the cornerstone. Eno wrote that Ambient Music sought to induce calm and a space to think. [It] must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular. These concepts later mixed with dance beats, spawning ambient house, trance, techno, and trip-hop. Soothing Sounds for Baby pre-dated Discreet Music by over a decade.