Showing posts with label Moog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Moog. Show all posts

Monday, April 27, 2015

Everyday Is Record Store Day

Pick up some vinyl around the corner from my house today. 
Well Stacey bought them for me 8-)
I've wanted this Congo Man record by Sparrow ever since Byron played it for me. Brilliant Calypso. 
 I've never purchased a bad Hugh Masekela record and couldn't resist an album called Techno Bush.
Also picked up a couple Moog records. These are classics.

 Picked this one up for the cover. Hope it doesn't suck.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Robert Moog

The inventions of Robert Moog touched many genres of music from early prog rock to easy listening to reggae to modern wacky Japanese bands. If you think about it what would the late 70's and early 80's have been without Moog... BORING!
My good friend Byron Werner let me use this cool portrait of Robert Moog for this post. How many people have a groovy psychedelic folk artist for a neighbor... I do.

Moog demonstrates the Minimoog.

A Brief History Of The Minimoog

Moog Fairlight Introduction. This is a 4 part so if you dig it check youtube for the other parts.

The Moog themed records are very collectible and some of the music is also good but as Byron says if you don't like it at 33 try 45 or 78. Here are some cool covers.

Moog history here.

And here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Novachord 1938 Polyphonic Synthesizer Predates Moog and Scott

This may be one the earliest synth ever built.

Visit the Novachord website to listen to music being played and for more detailed information.

Restored Nocachord..

Comment from an ex-employee.
"The Novachord made beautiful music if played well, but it was not well adapted either to either an organists style or a pianists style. Thus it required development of a specific style, which not many musicians were prepared to do. it also had technical problems, requiring frequency adjustments to keep it operating cheifly because the frequency dividers and electronic components before the war were not nearly as good as those available in later years. The hammond Organ Company could have revivied it after the war, and could have made it better in light of available technology at the time, but sales had been disapointing ad so it was not considered a good commercial product"