What turned you on to electronic/synth music?

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Post by nvbrkr » Sat May 31, 2008 9:34 pm

Prince and Stevie Wonder.

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Post by johnmajor » Sat May 31, 2008 9:42 pm

only started properly appreciating electronic/synth music less than two years ago... basically it goes from Videogame music (8-bit, 16-bit) - Jazz fusion, Acid Jazz - Drum n Bass - Pizzicato Five - Walter Carlos' Switched on Bach/Clockwork Orange - japanese synthpop/techno band Yellow Magic Orchestra (late 70's-80's) and 80's synthpop stuff from the radio.

dam, really wished i grew up in the 80's :(

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Post by OMNI26 » Sat May 31, 2008 10:04 pm

johnmajor wrote:dam, really wished i grew up in the 80's :(
I did, and it was every bit as cool as everyone says, synth-wise. NOTHING else had come along like that before, and it all seemed so fresh (at least in the very early 80's...and even back in to late 70's) at the time.

I first got into synths / electronic sounds in the very late 70's, first through Jan Hammer and jazz/fusion in general, and later through DEVO, Talking Heads, Gary Numan, etc. I got my first synth (Realistic "Moog" MG-1, brand new) in 1981.

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Post by otto » Sat May 31, 2008 10:07 pm

I can't recall why I bought my first synth exactly other than it seemed like somethign I would like at the time. I've liked music with synths since long before I ever had one but I think some of the artists that really got me wanting to do it myself were Brian Eno and Kraftwerk. Lots of other recent and old bands inspire me.
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Post by stephen » Sat May 31, 2008 10:31 pm

Space. Space stuff, science fiction, weird mysterious gadgets. Dr Who.

Then I heard Pulstar, then Oxygene came along.
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Post by Tyler2000 » Sat May 31, 2008 10:41 pm

a local synthpunk band with a Rogue and j-106
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Post by MrFrodo » Sat May 31, 2008 10:46 pm

If I had to pin it down to a single instance - Toto's "Rosanna."

If I had to come up with other examples, one would be the whole Headed for the Future album by Neil Diamond (1986) and when I first heard the Styx classics compilation.
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Post by otto » Sat May 31, 2008 11:09 pm

MrFrodo wrote:If I had to pin it down to a single instance - Toto's "Rosanna."
The video made me want to grow a beard.
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Post by gordwiebe » Sat May 31, 2008 11:41 pm

add n to (x) and trans am.

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Post by Jontif » Sat May 31, 2008 11:43 pm

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This album

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Post by nathanscribe » Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:47 am

OMNI26 wrote:
johnmajor wrote:dam, really wished i grew up in the 80's :(
I did, and it was every bit as cool as everyone says, synth-wise.
The rest of it was a bit s**t though. Miners' strike and pastel cardigans. Mmmm.

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Post by Hugo76 » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:04 am

Jean Michel Jarre.

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Post by Micke » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:05 am

This is the guy who turned me on to electronic/synth music

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Post by Ry-Fi » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:44 am

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(Arggh, having a hard time finding a permanent link to this sucker...)

"Moog! Claude Denjean and the Moog Synthesizer". My parents, unquestionably the lamest people in the universe, had this excellent album from before I was born - I have no idea why. But, it seems like almost everyone had this record, so it was probably some K-Tel'ish household phenomenon...

Some of my earliest memories entail listening to this album. I remember getting my folks to put in on for me when I was a wee tyke, and putting it on for myself when I got older.

AWESOME album. I don't find it the slightest bit cheesy, though others might disagree. It totally ingrained a love of synths into me from the earliest age.

I've always loved synth sounds, but honestly never actually passionately delved into the world of synths until a few years ago. Since then, I've transformed into a rabid synthaholic just like the rest of you lot.

I love Jean Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream, good trip-hop, spacey-synth rock like early Floyd (60's/70's stuff with Hammonds and early synths), and anything modern with synths at the forefront (check out the newest Black Mountain!). As for "electronic" music in general, I don't listen to much recreationally (I'm a rocker at heart) - but I LOVE raving to it.

Keep the stories coming!
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Post by Suburban Bather » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:57 am

downgrade wrote:
Jexus wrote:
downgrade wrote: Dynamix II

Sedona


that's their song ?


yeah, it is. came out much later in their existence.....03 I think?



vocoder in that track is sooooo dirty, I love it :D
Where they hiding?

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