Tuesday, February 16, 2016

benge me, shape me (blame it on the buchla)

Forms Five - Shapes In Space-is a  new album by Benge as part of his series of retro-future explorations of particular synthesisers from the early history of electronic music.

from the blurb:

"This album was made using a Buchla 100 modular synthesiser system from the 1960s

"No other sound sources were used, or any external processing. The pieces were built up by layering different tracks upon each other, a technique known as 'sound on sound' recording

"I deliberately wanted to avoid using regular harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements on this record, preferring to let the Buchla speak its own very particular language

another Buchla bonanza, from the original era

Morton Subotnik explains his own Buchla system

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