Ever since attending Moogfest a couple of weeks ago, I've been listening to synthesizer music. Donna Summer's 1977 "I Feel Love," is my standout so far, with its gorgeous electronic pulse. In 2012, Studio 360 interviewed the song’s composer, Giorgio Moroder.
Musicologist Eric Weisbard says she “pushes so hard at the top of her voice, that you are amazed and not quite sure what you’re hearing.” Brian Eno famously predicted that it would change the sound of club music for 15 years; he undershot by decades. The thunderous beat and distant ethereal vocals are still the language of today’s dance music.
I Feel Love
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down took their killer alt.folk track "We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)" and re-envisioned it for Moog wizardry, while still keeping the banjo magic. Absolutely fantastic. The original is from their latest album "We The Common."
J. Christopher Arrison on how the Moog came to represent a new sound of evil for the movies: "This ingenious re-purposing of classical themes through multi-layered analog synthesizers remains as powerful today as it did over four decades years ago. But like Kubrick’s brutal and graphic imagery, [Wendy] Carlos’ contribution to electronic music was not without controversy
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