Saturday, 14 May 2011

Tragic Magic

I recorded this from BBC4 last night on my phone so its pretty lo-fi, but you can just make out the Bee Gees having fun in (I think) Criteria Studios Miami in 1978

Friday, 13 May 2011

Non-Newtonian Monsters

Big Al told me about this phenomenon. Phenominal

Word of the Week #14

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

New Forms of Musical Instruments

Here is a fantastic video of Jon Appleton, the creator of the NED Synclavier, playing some bonkers music on a Sync II in 1984

Monday, 9 May 2011


The real predecessor to the Minimoog was of course the Moog Modular, and in a way the Studio System 15 which has just about the same feature set. And here is one on eBay today. The seller is asking $35000 for it, which would buy you ten vintage Minimoogs, or one hundred vintage Moog Prodigy synths.

UPDATE: I just checked and the modular does sound better and is much more flexible and is probably 100 times better than a Prodigy

UPDATE 2:  July 2011, price drop: now $25k...

Minimoog Concept Art

Alexei made a very interesting point in the comms to the previous post, because I had also noticed the pictures below (the first three are screen-grabs from the minimoog film) and love these space-age Minimoog design concepts. I found a few more which I have scanned from a book I've got called Vintage Synths. Google revealed one more picture from the Moog Foundation. Are there any more?

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Corduroy Jacket

Saw this over on matrixsynth

Stringz 'n' Thingz

I had my first session in the new (half finished) live room this week. Me and John Foxx met up with the amazing violinist Diana Yukawa to try out some new ideas. We are very excited about it