From Ded Mousie
Sent Mon, Feb 4th 2008, 18:11
Some serious and some not so serious works that seem important, but that's just my opinion... 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? The score for "Forbidden Planet" I don't think I have to say anything else... 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) Don Preston Pick a Mothers of Invention recording - don't have a particular one in mind. Don did some amazing synth work with Zappa. 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. 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. 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. Cheers! DedM.