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#31 ShawnPhase

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 06:45 PM

tonto's exploding head band - s/t (1975)

here's the first cut:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec8BGEb7_iA

droids - star peace (1977)

and here's 'the force 1-2'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0A87ywH1IM

and just for shits and giggles, i'll include gianni rossi, which is steve moore from zombi's fake name that he does b movie soundtracks under. this one's called 'star vehicle' but i havent seen that, i dig the tunes tho. enjoy.

gianni rossi - star vehicle (2011)
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:00 PM





Apparently this guy was instrumental in the development of polyphonic synths.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:05 PM

totally badass, grabbin that. looks like he only released one album :( lets research this guy
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:09 PM

I've got 2 albums from Stardrive. I'll load em up.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

This might be one of the most important threads on the Internet.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:22 PM

Stardrive's Intergalactic Trot (with Robert Mason) first album released in 1973 is a significant contribution to the development of the synthesizer as a fully devoted instrument. At the time this album was recorded all synthesizers were only capable of playing only one or two notes at the time. As stated on the liner notes “Using a few pre-constructed parts plus a lot of custom-designed electronic gear and great ingenuity, Robert Mason has built the world’s first multi-voiced synthesizer that can be played like a real keyboard instrument with full chords and tonal clusters.

All the music on this album was performed live on the Stardrive synthesizer, thus accounting for the unprecedented fullness and spontaneity of the electronic sound.” Although the compositions and covers are not as appealing this is a curiosity item worth having. Personnel are keyboardist Robert Mason, Michael Brecker on saxophones, Steve Gadd on drums, Harvey Sarch on guitar, Jaime Austria on bass and Bruce Ditmas on percussion. Originally issued in 1973, it is now making its worldwide CD debut thanks to Wounded Bird Records.


so, so badass! and its got friggin steve gadd on drums, damn no wonder my jaw is on the floor.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:30 PM

Yeah, the story behind this group is pretty stellar (pun intended). I hadn't actually seen that list of the musicians involved, but Michael Brecker on sax is pretty awesome too. What a strangely powerhouse lineup.

Stardrive - Intergalactic Trot
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:49 PM

and just for shits and giggles, i'll include gianni rossi, which is steve moore from zombi's fake name that he does b movie soundtracks under. this one's called 'star vehicle' but i havent seen that, i dig the tunes tho. enjoy.

gianni rossi - star vehicle (2011)


Haha, I didn't know that Gianni Rossi was really Steve Moore. I came across a soundtrack for this horrible move Gutterballs a month or two ago and the music blew my mind. I've got the OST if anyone's interested. I'm not sure how far out into the realm of sharing music you guys want to get as far as new, readily available stuff goes.

Anyhow, to bring my own suggestions to the table, here's a band I stumbled onto during the same time I found that Gianni Rossi.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXp0PZ82_gs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjA6_tcmj-Y&feature=related

They're self proclaimed "Laser Metal". B)
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:51 PM

sweet, thanks!!!!

keith mansfield - vivid underscores (kpm 1190, 1977)

lee ritenour - captain fingers
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:55 PM

Another artist that kind of falls into that Gianni Rossi category is Umberto. We might be getting off topic here with these guys as their sound is less synthpop and more creepy soundtrack, but whatevs.



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Posted 20 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

Wow, I am now a huge fan of Laser Metal, haha! This stuff is killer!

Also, good call on Lee Ritenour Shawn! I love when he does vocoder tracks! Something about vocoder vocals done in the 80s is so much better than them now. Now they are just too obvious or pretentious. But back then, it was cutting edge, and kind of mind boggling. Great vibes.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:18 PM

That whole Nightsatan is flat-out AMAZING btw.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:26 PM

im not too huge of a fan of ritenour, usually his stuff is wasted on me. but that one has awesome drums and synthesizer, i need to listen to that again but theres just too much im gettin into right now. im uppin some s.c.d., and i donno too much about em but im totally blown away by it. i think its a collection of singles. seen the name pop up on some comps and found a bunch of stuff, after a few nights of leavin slsk running i finally got it. so i'll put that up next and then something more well known too.
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 08:32 PM

I definitely agree about Ritenour. Rit isn't as consistent as a lot of the other stuff in this thread. But yeah, there are some tracks of his that kick my ass. Especially the vocoder ones.

Speaking of synthetic vocals. This track takes the cake. Beautiful synth vocals, and fantastic synth work and percussion.



I can't say how happy I am that Synth music has a specific home on this forum.

Anyone seen the movie Wings of Honneamise? The whole score was very strange and unique sounding, with tons of weird synth pads, leads, and straight up bizarre chord progressions. Combined with what is actually 90's dance drum beats. This particular track really sounds like an instrumental synthed up version of Jane Child's Don't Wanna Fall in Love. Nice montage of the movie to boot.


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Posted 20 June 2011 - 09:26 PM

Logic System is a musical project of Hideki Matsutake. Hideki started as an assistant for Isao Tomita in the 70's and is well-known as the sequencer programmer and modular synthesizer operator for the Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), but he wasn't a member of YMO. He worked on several of their albums and toured with his huge collection of synths. He also did sequencing work for numerous technopop albums for other artists, particularily in the early 80's. In 1996 he performed in a big concert event organized by Isao Tomita and was also guest on Towa Tei albums. On his website is a huge number of MIDI files he released, with some of YMO's original songs.

ive included 'orient express', one of the later albums because it seems a lil more cohesive and pop while having good synths, more along the lines of this thread. definately good shit, worth checking out. 100% pure analog dude backed hard.

logic system - orient express (1982)

next up is something completely different, quite literally. thats the name. pop on over to http://www.synthmusic.info/ for the rest of these, but heres an essential collection of 81-87 werks.

something completely different - 81-87 songs

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