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The Doobie Brothers "The Captain and Me"

 

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Kraftwerk tour de france

 

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Tangerine Dream Bootleg Series

That said, I love Romantic Impressionists and late Russians (ahem), so I may have to put my Chiu collection of Prokofiev and ... I don't know, some things by Ravel, Satie, and Debussy.

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Pulp – Different Class

 

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What a strange "instrument" 🙄

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Thank. I was watching some of his videos. I recognize that I find it difficult to understand this as an "instrument"... but it sounds.

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Not sure why you have trouble understanding it as an instrument -- it is monophonic -- like most every wind and brass instrument -- and it isn't fretted or stopped -- like a guitar or saxophone, more like a violin, cello or slide whistle -- and it has a purity of sound that I rather enjoy.  (I have a friend who went to Bob Moog's workshop and built her own, and she did an extra careful job and it was voiced like a Minimoog -- it was delicious.  I haven't heard another that sounded quite like it.  Most of the recordings I've heard didn't have the midrange body that this one had.  It was thick and girthy.

That said, I still really do like the sound of any and all synthesizers, including the theremin.

Me:  Chiu, complete Prokofiev solo piano music or whatever it's called

Damn, I love this stuff.  Such a beautiful sense of melody harmony and dissonance.  I need to write more dissonance.

 

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You know my English is not very good, but I will try to explain. 🙄

It's not because of how that instrument sounds (I like its sound of course). When I was little I went to the conservatory for many years and I´m used to the physical interaction between a musician and his instrument (including synthesizers). Don´t get me wrong, I think the advances in digital instrumentation are great but see someone playing a non-physical instrument is something strange to me.

 

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Ah, okay, it's the not touching thing?  Yeah, that is something that is unique to this instrument.  It has to do with the way it's designed -- you control it by making small changes in electromagnetic waves around it.  By its very nature, you can't touch it.

By the way, it's not digital -- it was invented back in 1919.  It's only very recently that they've been able to add sufficient tracking to use it as a MIDI controller, but it's still mostly played in the analog realm.

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20 hours ago, jose said:

Thank. I was watching some of his videos. I recognize that I find it difficult to understand this as an "instrument"... but it sounds.

 

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3 hours ago, Dusty Chalk said:

Ah, okay, it's the not touching thing?  Yeah, that is something that is unique to this instrument.  It has to do with the way it's designed -- you control it by making small changes in electromagnetic waves around it.  By its very nature, you can't touch it.

By the way, it's not digital -- it was invented back in 1919.  It's only very recently that they've been able to add sufficient tracking to use it as a MIDI controller, but it's still mostly played in the analog realm. 

Yes that's what I mean. I've seen the videos again and the calisthenics (grace of movement) is beautiful. 
 
I didn´t know it was so old. Now that you say it, I remember something about the principle of operation.

Wow John Spencer's video is brutal!!!! I like. 

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Keith Jarrett, The Sun Bear Concerts on Tidal.

Easily my favourite concerts of his.  I could listen to this box set on repeat...and have -- it fits nicely into a 6 disc changer.  It's 5 nights across 6 disks, and since this is the 21st century, I've resequenced them into chronological order.

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