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Looking for 1967-69 record of out of tune Moog

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:30 pm
by visavis
A couple of years ago on Youtube there was a single from around 1967-1969 with instrumental where synthesizer was unbelievably out of tune (early oscillators needed tuning after each take). As I remember it was more of an improvisation, maybe bluesy a bit. The name of the project was obscure (not Beaver and Krause or Sounds of Tomorrow or such). Now I can't find it even after searching "Moog 1967" and "Moog 1968" as far as I could. Does anyone remember it and could give some clues of what it could have been. I believe it was a Moog, but it may be VCS 3 too as it was known for unstable tuning too.

Re: Looking for 1967-69 record of out of tune Moog

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:07 pm
by Zamise
I don't know, but have you tried https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity maybe it will go that far back, if you were logged in when watching it.

Re: Looking for 1967-69 record of out of tune Moog

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:17 pm
by V301H
It might be "The Minotaur" by d**k Hyman. It was released as a single edited down from a much longer album version.

Re: Looking for 1967-69 record of out of tune Moog

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:08 pm
by visavis
Zamise wrote:I don't know, but have you tried https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity maybe it will go that far back, if you were logged in when watching it.
Thanks for the suggestion! But I don't log in very often.
V301H wrote:It might be "The Minotaur" by d**k Hyman. It was released as a single edited down from a much longer album version.
Thank you! It makes me wonder. Two-three years ago the name of Richard Hyman was well known to me, but by that time I've heard just a couple of pieces from The Age of Electronicus (I bought CD with his works about a month ago). Minotaur's timbre is certainly based on the detuned oscillators and improvisatorial and was released as a single, but the synth itself is not out of tune much. The track I remember had lead so obviously out of tune, it was ridiculous. Also I think that track had non-electronic backing, I should have noticed if it was a rhythm machine. So, there's a substantial possibility that it could have been Minotaur, but I'm not really shure. Maybe I've heard it differently then, but not much time passed since that time.

Re: Looking for 1967-69 record of out of tune Moog

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 pm
by spock
If you browse using Firefox, it may still be in your History (depending on your settings). Press CTRL+H, then select "Older than six months", and put youtube in the Search box. Other browsers may offer similar tools.