50 synthesizer greats / David Chesworth.
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|50 synthesizer greats (1979) — synthesizer music||David Chesworth|
50 Synthesizer Greats is a re-release of a record until now only available on vinyl and is held tightly by those who are fortunate enough to own an original copy (the LP recently sold for US$150 on eBay). First unleashed in 1979 it was recorded by David in his parents' lounge room long before it became easy and fashionable to record at home. David bounced tracks using then cutting edge home technology (Korg's very first synthesizer, the Korg 700 and an Akai 400DS reel to reel tape recorder with primitive multi track facility) to create something that is as endurable as the Bakelite hifi knobs he manufactured in his day job at the time.
Featuring artwork by Philip Brophy and Maria Kosic (based on a new hi-tech computer technique then available at Myers by which you were able to get a portrait of yourself rendered in typewritten letters) this is not only a true collectors item, but also a vibrant collection of tunes that still sound great 25 years after being recorded.— Graham Lee.
The Great Yawn -- Have Beat Will Travel -- Could You Repeat That? -- Green Lady -- 3 3/4 -- Malignant Humour -- Give Em Heaps -- Kraut Mich Mit Einer Daschund -- Do The Boogaloo -- CHCMC -- Homage To Billie Holliday -- A-Sat -- The Shady Elements -- I Told You So -- Etc -- Necrophilia -- Forbin Project -- i-Pole Antenna -- Oh! Wow! -- Flea Circus -- Synthetic NeoClassic Promenade-- Joe Fubernacci-Private Eye -- ? -- Inverted Commas Space Outlaw -- Co-Co-Nut Smooth -- Feelings Diminished -- Alternatively Yours -- Just About -- It's All Done With Headphones -- Mind Your Expander -- Making Waves -- No Strings -- 100 -- It Don't Mean A Thing -- Then I Transmitted -- Feline Twice The Cat -- Tropical Fruit Salad.
Originally released in 1979. Reissued on CD in 2005.
Liner notes include program notes by the composer.
Capture session: recorded at the composer's home in 1978. Performed on original tape at LaTrobe Studios, Melbourne, in March 1979.
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