Playing tracks by
Robert Rental, Duet Emmo, Fad Gadget, KRAFTWERK, Tangerine Dream and more.
Robert Moog, Dr. Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary and David Cockerell all built synths in the late 60's and Early 70's. To start with, their popularity waned due to their high price and unreliability. When companies such as Korg, Roland, Oberheim and Prophet started to mass produce affordable machines, musicians started to play around with them. Some just trying to emulate the sounds of 'real instruments' and some of them trying to push the boundaries of what can be described as music.
This, coupled with the 'DIY' culture of the late 70's and early 80's spawned some interesting and diverse music. Ranging from the bleak stark soundscapes of bands such as Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle and Cluster to the more 'poppy' sounds of Silicon Teens.
This collection represents an hour or so of my very favourite tracks from my own collection.