Kraftwerk - House Phone I had this on a 12” vinyl single I bought back in the ’80s. Too bad I never really had decent turntable to play it on.
Posts tagged analog
Barry Gray’s theme for the TV Series “UFO” I love UFO- it is seriously the most epic show ever. Barry Gray wrote some great tunes for television including “Thunderbirds Are Go” and “Space: 1999.” On its face, the show is very “Austin Powers” and over-the-top, but it’s actually fairly dramatic at times, and covers topics such as divorce, adultery and the death of a child. The show aired in 1970, but was set in 1980. The sets, props and costumes are pretty amazing if you have Mod and mid-century leanings. Real men wear wigs. ;)
Bruce Haack - “Deck the Halls”
I’m not a fan of xmas music by any means, but this fun song is an exception. Bruce Haack was an electronic music pioneer. He made some trippy music, and he was friends with Raymond Scott and he also appeared on the Mr. Rogers show in 1968. props to dzarmstrong1 for the video
AIR 101: “La Femme D’Argent”
Air is a duo/band from France, who I’d first heard of back in ‘96 or ‘97. I saw them at the Metro in Chicago in ‘98, which was really epic. Apparently the bass player had hurt his arm earlier that day, and the show was supposed to be cancelled, but Nicolas Godin (who studied architecture) spent the day learning to play the parts. That was really badass, especially since my friends & I drove 4.5 hours to get to the show. Jean-Benoît Dunckel studied mathematics and physics and was a professor before they formed AIR, which stands for Amour, Imagination, Rêve and translates into Love, Imagination, Dream. I’d originally seen “La Femme D’Argent” translated as “The Silver Lady,” which seems to fit the theme of the album “Moon Safari,” but apparently “Woman of money” is a more accurate translation. One of the things I really love about AIR is that they use a wide variety of electronic and classical instruments, such as the theremin, basson, French horn, zither and so on. The video about was posted by a cat named vlmxs.
Oh, I almost forgot- Air’s next album coming out is based on the classic 1902 silent film “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” (A Trip To The Moon)” by Georges Méliès.
Vivent longtemps l’AIR !
Beyond the Raynbo…freakish machine ecstasy!
“Islands In The Sky” by Roger Joseph Manning Jr. & Brian Reitzell. This awesome track is from the 2000 album “Logan’s Sanctuary.” It was released by the late, great Emperor Norton record label, RIP. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. was in Jellyfish. This vid was uploaded by a cat named zoobizzit.
I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary
I love, love, love me some analog synthesizer madness! This is a documentary currently in production. If you’d like to help raise funds for the project, they are selling a wide variety of merchandise here. I am not affiliated with this project, except in that I do “robot” dance moves and make weird noises with my mouth when I watch the video. The score is by Solvent aka Toronto’s Jason Amm. Solvent is a bad mofo we’ll be getting to soon.