Paul Beaver
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"Paul Beaver" was a jazz musician and a pioneer in popular electronic music, using the Moog synthesizer.

Beaver was the electronic half of a 1965 experimental free-form album for Dunhill Records with studio drummer Hal Blaine called "Psychedelic Percussion". (Blaine played drums on most of The Mamas and Papas albums, who also recorded for Dunhill Records, and many other pop-rock studio productions of the 60s.) Beaver also played the Moog on "Star Collector", the final song on The Monkees' fourth album for Colgems Records, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.; "Natural Harmony," "Goin' Back," and "Space Odyssey," on The Byrds' fifth album, "Notorious Byrd Brothers;" and was the Moog performer for The Zodiac : Cosmic Sounds project for Elektra Records in 1966.

Later in 1966, Beaver joined with fellow synthesist Bernie Krause to form Beaver & Krause, one of the first groups to record pop-commercial electronic music, which later became known as electronica. Their double album (2 LPs) Nonesuch Records/The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music was a landmark work, introducing the public to the specific individual sounds that the Moog could make in great detail.

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