Tag Archives: Synthesizers

Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 3]

With UK technopop experiencing a meteoric rise in the years 1979-80, the next year was a watershed for the sound. Big changes were underfoot. OMD dropped their third album and it was filled with experimental elements like choral tapes played … Continue reading

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Moogfest 2014 Grabs Biggest Fish In Synthpop Pond

Yesterday, The Monk, who’s not a gambling man, bought a ticket to Moogfest 2014 while they were still $200. Today the headliners were announced, and the ticket price increased by 50%. Having attended and enjoyed the program last year under … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | You – Time Code

I first noticed Germany’s You last year at the Harvest 8th Anniversary sale. I was buying lots of CDs issued by the Bureau B label to finally hear seminal Krautrock acts like Cluster, Pyrolator, and Hans-Joachim Rodelius. There was a … Continue reading

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