Claude Denjean demonstrates his Moog skills on this Phase 4 Stereo Spectacular.
Some guys take a traditional record, throw in a few notes from their Moog Synthesizer, and call it a Moog album. Not Claude Denjean. The Moog takes center stage in this 1970 London Records release, in all its raw beauty.
Electronic music never quite "made it" into mainstream culture -- that's probably because it took so much work to produce these albums. For all its wizardry, the mainframe-sized Moog could only produce one sound at a time. Artists like Claude Denjean recorded track after track, probably sitting up late into the night hunched over Moog keyboards and sixteen-track tape machines.
Sounds like these might seem ordinary in today's world of digital sound manipulation, but I try to imagine how radical and exciting the Moog must have seemed in the 60's and 70's before everyone had MIDI cards and polyphonic Korg synthesizers.
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|Proud Mary (MP3)||You can almost hear the Moog mouthing the words... wah weft wha wha whob whin wha whitty... ok maybe not.|
|Sugar, Sugar (MP3)||Claude knows how to make your life so sweet... yeah!|
|Venus (MP3)||A heavy-handed Moog version of the classic tune.|
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Jan de Bloois
A schoolfriend of my had this record in (I think) 1970. In the years thereafter I bought Switched on Back 1 and 2, The Weltempered Synthesizer, a similar kind of album of Hans Wurman, and of course Vangelis, Tomita, Kitaro......I still have al those vinyl record, in very good condition. Once in a while I make a CD of them, using Audacity, and remove the clicks with ClickRepair. Great to listen to in my car, for my wife doesn't like this music. I am also a Mellotron fan. (11-12-2009)
says: Thanks people. PS: the links dating back from 2006 do not seem to work in here!
Thanks people. PS: the links dating back from 2006 do not seem to work in here! (12-10-2008)
says: I found a downloadable copy of the whole album here: http://s22.quicksharing.com/v/6911028/Claude_Denjean_Moog_.zip.html
I found a downloadable copy of the whole album here:
says: Muchas gracias por el envio de la recopilacion de "moog" Claude Denjean and the Moog Synthesizer. Martin Leal
Muchas gracias por el envio de la recopilacion de "moog" Claude Denjean and the Moog Synthesizer.
says: http://lostturntable.blogspot.com/2006/10/okay-i-promised-id-be-back-with-some.html Enjoy.
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