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Electronic Music other: analog synths in music
Written February 26 2008 , Tags: music, synthesizer, analog
i'm on the hunt for some good ole' fashion analog synth sounds. more specifically, albums with great synth sounds. i'm thinking along the lines of the analord series, b.o.c.-music has the right to children, mr. oizo-analog worms attack, autechre-incunabula, etc.
i lean more towards the wild tweaking and experimental side of synthesizers and less into pretty pads and prog rock keyboard solos.
other stuff i've been listening to lately:
bbc radiophonic workshop, jean-jacques perrey, moroder, bruce haack, vince clarke, luke vibert, add n to (x), bochum welt, meat beat manifesto, etc.
i'm basically looking for album recommendations, but individual songs with awesome synth sounds are also worth mentioning.
Hmmm...when I first saw the title of this blog I thought of "Messer Chups - Crazy Price". Having read the blog, i doubt this is what you are after...but a cracking good album nonetheless
i just saw The Keep. Brilliant loads of synth music.
messer chups yeah, not exactly what i was looking for but they definitely get played every halloween. i love the sounds they come up with.
...haven't heard of the keep. where might i find some of their music?
^ ahh yeah! what a classic. so crazy how everything's hard panned and just funky beyond belief.
Dick Hyman - is that some kind of euphemistic joke?
indeed ...obviously that joke went way over his parent's head.
"The Keep" is a film, i think Tangerine Dream do the soundtrack?
I'd have said Add n to (X) too, specifically the Avant HArd album, specifically "Metal fingers in my body" and that massive fucking bass synth on "Revenge of the black regent".
Maybe check Large Number too (Anne Shenton from Addntox's new band)
more 'classic' older synth works:
gil mellé - andromeda strain soundtrack
raymond scott - manhattan research project
tom dessevelt - song of the second moon
morton subtonick - the wild bull / touch / silver apples of the moon
sounds of tomorrow (these guys made the synthesizer for del shannon's 'runaway' song)
desmond leslie - music of the future (basically what bbc radiophonic mimicked at first)
vangelis - invisible connections
piero umiliani - musicaeletronica
prog / rockier stuff for those that are interested:
philipe besombes - libra / pôle / cesi est cela
marc moulin - the placebo years
paul bley - scorpio / the synthesizer show
amadeo tomassi - high tension
herbie hancock - sextant
gong - (most anything before '75)
yellow magic orchestra
two entries on the ambient tip:
coil - time machines: all analog synth, all awesome, excellent ~ambient~ from this chameleon group. I don't like anything else i've heard from them, personally, but this was A+ material.
rafael toral - engine: this 40 minute piece begins with modulars and ends with about 20 guitars 'playing' in unison. one cool thing about this album is that it's essentially made without human interaction, meaning the modulars control themselves and the guitars control themselves, it's all feedback and resonance etc. The second, guitar half is incredibly lush and beautiful. The first, synth half is also excellent though less 'pretty'.
another fellow to check out if you want the music with the synths is Hive Mind, who makes something like 'dark ambient' or 'synth noise' or something. anyway, his stuff is all analog electronics+looping, pretty much.
Mort Garson - Mother Earth's Plantasia
egypt said: "Black moth super rainbow"
I liked this blog b/c you said that.
omg wow! i just bought dandelion gum and that is exactly what i was looking for. thank you egypt, you made my day.
ok, i know this is on the border, but chick corea - my spanish heart has all these awesome arp solos, so mellow tone. But it's definitely jazz prog-rocky check out night streets for exampel link
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