Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fun Synth stuff

Been busy enjoying summer out doing things and so haven't posted anything in a while.
To kick things off here's a few things I've been listening to as of late which I think are worth sharing.

First: Ian Helliwell's radio show/blog The Tone Generation as broadcast on Resonance FM.

This series of shows gives a nice look at early electronic music around the world and features the different evolutions of electronic music in different countries. Lots of great stuff hear and an opportunity to hear many gems. While these are all great a particular favourite of mine is Episode 13: Electronics in Jazz.

The second is a compilation of music made using EMS Synthesizers. It's a rare treat to be able to hear these amazing instruments showcased all on their own allowing you to experience the rich ranges of sound and expression. Available here: The Synthi Group Vol. 1

These are some old posts and have been online for a while but given the nature of this post they're worth mentioning to anyone that may not have seen them:

Don Buchla interview: (separate links to the audio and video streams.. for some reason the beginnings are not the same)
Buchla audio
Buchla video

Bob Moog interview

Tom Oberheim interview

Lots of thoughts about all of this but I'm feeling lazy at the moment so I'm just going to let them speak for themselves..