Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Synapse

More vintage magazine scans for your time-travelling pleasure… Currently clicking thru issues of US electronic music magazine Synapse which ran for 14 issues from 1976 to 1979. The magazine features a mix of electronic music news, equipment reviews and schematics, album and performance reviews, and articles on some major electronic artists of the day. Heady stuff for the synth enthusiast but there is much to enjoy for the casual listener with interesting interviews with Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Eno, Stockhausen, Zappa and Robert Fripp. Some excellent contemporary album reviews too - on Fripp & Eno’s Evening Star – “A good album for spacing out and losing oneself in the drone zone”; Pere Ubu’s Modern Dance (“Easily eclipses most of the arty residue washed up by the New Wave”), and my favorite, the Suicide LP (“Suicide creates dark. Play this record in a brightly lighted room and before long all the light will be sucked into it”). 12 of the 14 issues are available to download here


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