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Post by bluedad » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:39 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
nope, you need to check this group out (Silver Apples 1967-1970).
note, I did say 'arguably'

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Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:01 pm

bluedad wrote:
Phollop Willing PA wrote:
nope, you need to check this group out (Silver Apples 1967-1970).
note, I did say 'arguably'

:wink:
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Post by nitkov » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:11 pm

age 4: sound fx for laser weapons in star wars [not r2d2].
age 8: queen's soundtrack for flash gordon. [for the same reason as above]
age 8: upstairs at eric's [great songs]
age 9: dare! [that's the first time i realised that what i like actually is the synthetic sound]

not much has changed since then... :lol:
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Post by redchapterjubilee » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:19 pm

I was 7 in 1982 when my brother figured out how to "borrow" cable TV from the neighbors. I watched MTV non-stop and became fascinated with the synthesizer. Gary Numan and Kraftwerk in particular. But I was into metal (thanks to the same brother) and hip-hop. In high school I got turned onto fusion and Tangerine Dream. A lot of indie rock in the '90s had analogs on it (Folk Implosion, The Rentals, etc.) My college roommates made trip-hop and drum & bass. It's amazing it took until 2003 when someone loaned me Reason 1.0 for me to realize that even I could make electronic music. Five years later I'm still at it.
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Post by MrLovegrove » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:39 pm

Hearing Paul Hardcastle's 19 back in the 1980s and then seeing him demonstrate sampling - with an Emulator, I seem to remember - on a TV show. I don't think it was sampling per se that grabbed me, but rather the idea that a keyboard could be responsible for so many noises.

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Post by MrLovegrove » Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:40 pm

Hearing Paul Hardcastle's 19 back in the 1980s and then seeing him demonstrate sampling - with an Emulator, I seem to remember - on a TV show. I don't think it was sampling per se that grabbed me, but rather the idea that a keyboard could be responsible for so many noises.

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Post by Micke » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:33 pm

Phollop Willing PA wrote:
bluedad wrote:Daily Nightly by the Monkees .., featured what is arguably the earliest synth appearance on a pop/rock record. The blips and gurgles from the Moog Modular held quite a fascination for me..
nope, you need to check this group out (Silver Apples 1967-1970).

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Then there's the Theremin on some early stuff (Beach Boys) and I'm not sure, but I believe Lothar & The Hand People predate too.

The Doctor Who theme was scored in about 1963 (does that count?)

Now just hold on a minute or two!

With the exception of The Byrds' The Notorious Byrd Brothers, which was released in Jan '68, all of the "Moog albums" listed hereunder predate Silver Apples' first album which was released a year later.

1) The Doors - Strange days (album released in Sep '67, music rec. in aug '67) -- the Moog was used very sparingly on this album though.

2) The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd (album released Oct '67)

3) Mort Garson - Zodiac: The cosmic sounds (album released in Nov '67)

4) The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers (album released jan '68, music rec in oct/nov 1967)

Note that all of the above records feature Moog programming by Paul Beaver

Other Moog albums recorded in 1967 were Beaver & Krause's The Nonesuch Guide to Electronic Music and Perrey & Kingsley's Kaleidoscopic vibrations: spotlight on the Moog.

EDIT: Pauline Oliveros and John Eaton's earliest recordings made with the original Buchla 100 modular synth and Synket respectively predate the above ones by a year or so. Although far from pop/rock, Oliveros' "Beautiful Soop" and Eaton's "Concert Piece for SynKet and Symphony Orchestra" were recorded in 1966, and Eaton's first live performance with the Synket (SYNthesizer KEToff) took place as early as in april 1965.
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Post by hfinn » Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:54 pm

That and I'd hardly consider the Silver Apples a popular Pop/Rock band. :)

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Post by cram1960 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:17 pm

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Post by cram1960 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:24 pm

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Techno changed my life.
Quote of the year!
I wasn't even kidding :) It's the quote of my life.

It may appear strange to some. In my case, i discovered techno when i was in a shitty period of my life and made me look forward to hearing more new things.
Doesn't appear strange to me. I love TECHNO! :cheers:

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Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:41 pm

hfinn wrote:That and I'd hardly consider the Silver Apples a popular Pop/Rock band. :)
True, but they were 'out there'. They were pioneers in using some form of electronica in pop music. They may not have had the same following as say the Beach Boys, but I wanted to give them credit where credit was due. Maybe the acid heads got into them, being it was the 60s.

Have you heard them? No exactly easy listening music, but definatley interesting in it's context.

Here's a song circa 1968

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Post by hfinn » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:05 am

Phollop Willing PA wrote:Have you heard them? No exactly easy listening music, but definatley interesting in it's context.
Yeah, I have all their albums. Great stuff.

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Post by wildstar » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:14 am

1. John Carpenter's score to Prince of Darkness.

Changed my life, still influencing me. Hit me at a young age, then was forgotten and latent for years. Got sidetracked by electric guitar, rock, metal, girls. Then it was awakened many years later by:

2. DJ Shadow, Endroducing

And now fully owns me.

There are so many more, but those two are the BIG ONES, separated by about 7 years of my life.
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