What are your favorite Moog albums?

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What are your favorite Moog albums?

Post by jasonduerr » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:02 am

Hi,Everyone.
What are your favorite Moog-saturated albums?
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Post by thealien666 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:27 am

All of them.

But Switched On Bach has to be the top one. It's the one that I couldn't believe was done with a monophonic analog synth when I first heard it. (I was 3 years old when it came out, so I discovered it years later around 1975)

In second place, I would have to say Kaleidoscopic Vibrations. I remember that a local TV station used a few of the songs on that album as intros to some of their programs. One was called "La couleur du temps" (a thirty minutes weather program) that had the song "The Savers" from that album as main musical theme.
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Post by MC » Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:34 am

Early Synergy, Tangerine Dream (before 1984), Amin Bhatia "Interstellar Suite", Tomita, Carlos SOB are my favorites.
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Post by RL » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:34 pm

SAGA

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Post by Trigger » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:07 pm

The Minotaur from MOOG: The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman. Modular Moog with a cheesy rhythm box and lots of octave portamento (Keith Emerson would follow suit with Lucky Man). Loved it.

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Post by weemac » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:25 pm

Journey to the centre of the earth...

There is some brain melting resonance on that one!

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Post by megavoice » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:56 pm

RL wrote:SAGA



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Post by Voltor07 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:41 pm

Brain Salad Surgery by ELP, hands down my favorite. Switched on Bach is a close second.
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Post by bichuelo » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:46 pm

Moog Indigo by Jean-Jacques Perrey hits the top of my list. 8)

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Post by Sweep » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:10 am

I think I first heard the MiniMoog on pop records like Chicory Tip's Son of My Father, and then on Rick Wakeman's Six Wives. The solos on Anne Boleyn were probably what did it for me.

From then it was Yes and ELP, closely followed by Wendy Carlos' Moog albums and Tonto's Zero Time, and Tangerine Dream, and any synth stuff I could find. Back in the 70s I just had to hear synthesizers.

Most of those records have stood the test of time for me. The Wendy Carlos albums sound even more beautiful now I understand them, and ELP's live version of Aquatarkus amazes me every time.

My all time favourite synth album would probably have to be Tim Blake's Crystal Machine, though. There's MiniMoog on there, but the real brilliance is with Tim's double modified EMS synthi.
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Post by MC » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:13 pm

Why is Tim Blake's 2nd solo CD priced at EUR184.00 on his website?!?
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Post by mikael488 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:28 pm

Sweep wrote:I think I first heard the MiniMoog on pop records like Chicory Tip's Son of My Father, and then on Rick Wakeman's Six Wives. The solos on Anne Boleyn were probably what did it for me.


FYI; that's a Moog modular on 'Son of My Father, both on Moroder's original and Chicory tip's version.

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Post by Sweep » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:26 pm

MC wrote:Why is Tim Blake's 2nd solo CD priced at EUR184.00 on his website?!?


Very good question. :lol: I'll have a look at that and email him. (Or I could sell you my copy for a bargain 150 Euros. :wink: )
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Post by Sweep » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:32 pm

mikael488 wrote:FYI; that's a Moog modular on 'Son of My Father, both on Moroder's original and Chicory tip's version.


Thanks. I was foolish enough to think it was a Mini because that's what they used on Top of the Pops (which was always unreliable when people were miming). I didn't know there was a Georgio Moroder original version, either. I haven't heard it since 1971 or whenever it was and I'd never heard of him back then.

So that's got me curious and I'll do some searching on that. This is one of the things I love about the Internet - all the stuff I didn't know that I didn't know. :D
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Re: What are your favorite Moog albums?

Post by jamezdd73 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:43 pm

I've always been big into Air's Moon Safari, it's actually the album that brought my attention to Moog in the first place when I was just starting out learning about synths. That album's riddled with Minimoog.
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