Saturday, 21 November 2009

The Sorcerers of Moog

Tangerine dream are one of those bands who make some of the best and also some of the worst music ever. Phaedra is one of my favorite albums and I recently discovered the Sorcerer horror movie soundtrack where they got it right too. It's their first film soundtrack, recorded in 1977. In this picture they have caused Chris Franke to go small. I'm getting Moog Modular, Mellotron, touches of tape delay and subtle spring reverbs

Sunday, 15 November 2009

EMS Synthi 100 for sale

OK, so here is another chance to buy an EMS Synthi 100. This one is £25K and was owned by Bruno Spoerri

This track used one. Its by Dick Mills, recorded at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in the early '70s. The original album came out in 1975, and according to the liner notes was made on the following equipment, which is sublime: EMS Synthi 100 'Delaware', Studer A80 8 track, ARP Odyssey EMS VCS3, Countryman Phaser, Glen Sound Mixing Console, EMT Stereo Echo Plate. Check out the picture below. It looks like the dude is actually smoking a roll-up on the Synthi. Those were the days.....

UPDATE: It finally sold for £21K to force35 [who also bought the CEMS moog last year]