English mystery-music imprint Mordant Music, operated by shadowy performing cartel Mordant or constituents thereof, has just announced a prime clutch of vinyl reissues devoted to Tod Dockstader, an extraordinary American electronic-music autodidact. Electronic, Vol. 1 is the first of two planned volumes culled from the library-music collection of publisher Boosey & Hawkes; Bell Stomp/Pond Dance/Boingo Background, a 10-inch companion, includes the Mordant Music remix embedded nearby, and another by Ekoplekz. Both are available to pre-order from Surus and Boomkat; the latter charges a bit less, but the former throws MP3 downloads at no additional cost.
The quintessential Dockstader document, Quatermass, is available from the Colorado label Starkland, which has also issued a companion volume, Apocalypse. Eugene Chadbourne’s AllMusic Guide review of yet another Dockstader release, Eight Electronic Pieces, is required reading, and you can hear the LP on MOG or Spotify.