Now that’s big talk. Still, 120years.net is giving it a go with this ongoing online project from awesome nerd Simon Crabb who outlines and analyses the history and development of electronic musical instruments from around 1880 onwards.

It’s heaps of fun and will enable you to bite back hard when accused of being ill-informed about the genesis of Dr Kent’s 1951 Electronic Music Box. Alternatively you could use the knowledge stored within to confuse the fuck out of your family doctor by claiming you are suffering from bowel spasms brought on by listening to Nicolai Obukhov’s ‘La Croix Sonore’ or awe-strike your ダンスダンスレボリューション Dance Dance Revolution buddies by holding forth on the majesty of Leon Termen’s Terpsitone.

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