1982 debut studio album by the American avant-garde artist. Laurie Anderson is one of America's most renowned - and daring - creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for over 40 years. At the time of its original release, the NME wrote of 'Big Science', 'There's a dream-like, subconscious quality about her songs which helps them work at deeper, secret levels of the psyche'. With instrumentation ranging from tape loops to found sounds to bagpipes, 'Big Science' anticipated the tech-savvy beats, anything-goes instrumentation and sample-based nature of much contemporary electronic and dance music.