Sunday, 26 April 2009

Quick Sunday post...


Just time to wish a happy 68th birthday to everyone’s favourite Italian record producer.

Giorgio Moroder - First Hand Experience In Second Hand Love (1977) from this.

4 comments:

Simon said...

Crikey, that room is his synth. You can fit that much power into your average laptop and have about thirty of them playing at the same time now.

Mick said...

Those old synths with patch leads everywhare are great aren't they? At the risk of being called a Luddite I have to say I prefer the old analogue sound. My old favourite Todd Rundgren produced his last album entirely on an Apple laptop an it sounds horrible.

Davy H said...

Do you think it was it like those old fashioned Christmas tree light sets when it didn't work in that you had to go through every connection in turn to find the one that had 'blown'?

Bet that occasioned some Italian swearing.

Nice track!

darkdance said...

Davy, the processors weren't wired in series and so weren't like the old yule strands. The challenge was in (1) being able to afford the processors in the first place and (2) figuring out how to set and combine them to make listenable sound. Swearing was definitely involved regardless of the language.

Simon, so true. Maybe that is the point. Moog changed the world in 1980 BC with the synthesizer (BC = before computers). The music of the 80's happened as a result of the synth and the subsequent backlash against it.