Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Minimal

Enjoying more adventures in minimal synth music this afternoon courtesy of the great Colin Potter and his 1981 album The Where House. If you’re looking for a taste of the independent electro scene, The Where House comes highly recommended, the album features terrific synth textures, vocal manipulations and other experimental sounds and devices. Dave Henderson, in the liner notes for the minimal synth compilation Close to the Noise Floor cites John Carpenter and Alan Howarth’s soundtrack album for Escape From New York as a key influence on the DIY synth scene and several tracks from Potter’s album would sound most at home in Carpenter’s film. Grab it here. In the meantime, whilst searching for a suitable image for this post I chanced upon the fantastic Retro Synth Ads blog devoted to retro synth adverts and shamelessly stealing this appropriately minimalist 1982 ad for the E-mu Emulator keyboard, complete with Arthur C. Clarke quote. More synth porn to swoon over here


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