john909kid wrote:Anyone feel the demise in quality of TD's output after 1987, could be put down the choice of sequencers?
More like Edgar Froese's bad choice of new band members and getting tired of heavy, expensive equipment that couldn't be cheaply maintained on tour, or that would overpower his shitty guitar playing in a mix. Schmoelling also encouraged the use of sampling, which shortly disappeared from TD's music when he did.
Once their gear bills became so high, they had to play commercial-sounding bullcrap and yawn-inducing soundtrack music to pay all the loans, then in the process, forgot how to experiment with sound as a form of surrealist art, or just didn't care anymore. What a waste.
When I listen to the Sorcerer soundtrack followed by Melrose, I hear such a tragic loss in creativity that I have to wonder if Froese didn't have the contents of his skull emptied and filled with bees. Is it a wonder shortly after this that the general public associate synthesizer music with Yanni or Mannheim Steamroller?
I am no longer in pursuit of vintage synths. The generally absurd inflation from demand versus practical use and maintenance costs is no longer viable. The internet has suffocated and vanquished yet another wonderful hobby. Too bad.
--Solderman no more.