Thursday, July 12, 2007

Good Synth, Bad Synth...

1.) Mirage - "Weasel's Choice" [self-released, 1986]: this one's for the Jax crew. Hailing from the largest city in the contiguous United States, Mirage sounds like their picture looks (see above).

2.) Karat - "Le Doyen 1" [Pool, 1980]: here's a soft, sad little syntherlude from a German symphonic prog group, recorded at Spliff Studio Berlin.

3.) Tonto's Expanding Head Band - "Cybernaut" [Atlantic, 1975]: this jam was created on the first and largest multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer... to fully grasp what we're dealing with, please go here and here.

4.) Ian Tescee - "Jupiter Part 2, Hunters" [E-N Records, 1984]: Tescee's website says that this music describes "the terrifying beauty of the most volcanically active world in the solar system," Jupiter.

5.) Rick Telli - "The City In Motion" [KGB, 1977]: taken from San Diego's fundraising compilation, Homegrown V. The sleeve notes call this song a "Brian Wilson-Stevie Wonder trip."


1 comment:

edwin said...

"weasel's choice" is actually popular slang in jacksonville to describe a personal decision that has been scrutinized with intensity (e.g. "are you sure you want to join the army? you know there's a war right now, right?"--"weasel's choice, brah!")