Re: [AH] synth tour de force/quintessential albums

From Sean Ellis
Sent Mon, Feb 4th 2008, 19:07

Time's Encomium can be listened to for free here:
http://artofthestates.org/cgi-bin/piece.pl?pid=17

Pretty amazing considering the equipment.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ded Mousie" <dedmousie@serge-fans.com>
Cc: <redacted@example.com>
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: [AH] synth tour de force/quintessential albums


> Some serious and some not so serious works that seem important, but
> that's just my opinion...
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> Tangerene Dream - "Phaedra"
> Not their first, but probably the one that put them on the map. Is this
> one of the first recorded examples of the Moog sequencer?
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> The score for "Forbidden Planet"
> I don't think I have to say anything else...
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> Jan Hammer
> Some of the finest Minimoog solos by anyone ever featuring unrivaled
> pitch bend technique. "Oh Yeah" and "The First Seven Days" are good for
> a start.  "Wired" with Jeff Beck is also lots of fun- my guitar loving
> friends go "Listen to Jeff rip on that solo!", and it's Jan playing Mini
> instead. (Actually - Mini/Obie SEM combination)
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> Don Preston
> Pick a Mothers of Invention recording - don't have a particular one in
> mind. Don did some amazing synth work with Zappa.
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> Eno
> Pick one: "Here Come the Warm Jets", "Taking Tiger Mountain", Another
> "Green World", or "Before and after Science'. (VCS3 among others if I
> remember correctly) If you're in the mood for it, maybe an early Roxy
> Music album. Eno is probably also noted for getting more mileage out of
> a Yamaha DX7 than anybody else on the planet.
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> Gino Vanelli = "Gist Of The Gemini"
> OK, laugh ... but this is the most amazing Maxikorg stuff you'll hear
> anywhere. You never knew the Maxikord could sound so lush (dozens of
> overdubs)! Later, they got two PS-3300s and two PS3100s to play
> the material live.
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> Charles Wuorinen - "Time's Enconium"
> Pulitzer Prize winning recording using the RCA Mark II
> Let's go ahead and include "Philomel" by Milton Babbitt here, since it
> uses the Mark II as well.
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> Cheers!
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> DedM.
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