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Electronic Music, University of Melbourne

Electronic Music, University of Melbourne

Creel Pone
CP 044 CD
Compact Disc-Recordable
AUD$14.00

Remarkably consistent collection of pieces composed / executed between 1973 and 1979 by students at the University of Melbourne on the megabeast of modulars: the EMS Synthi 100 - now residing, unplugged and finally at peace, at the Percy Grainger museum. Why is the Synthi 100 so impressiveSimply putvolume; I can only imagine the amount of headaches and brain-stem rot that went on went on whilst Uni students tried to get their heads around the twin patch-matrices.

The 6 composers on this disc all put in fine efforts making sense of the intricacies of this then-new technology, with all turning in excellent pieces ranging from the tick-tock Krautrock of Gary Wright’s “Impulse” to the Kosugi / Kraftwerk-ish Violin-noise / Synthi freak out of Chris Wyatt’s “Conversations” to ... however the hell one would describe / compare the dense / freaked-out analogue mess of Ken Guntar’s “Three mobiles” - okay; I'll try... Douglas Leedy’s ghost bathed in Balvenie 17 year “Very Old”, imbibed by Akos Rózmann - is that esoteric enough for you.

Just dripping vintage-era electronic soul out of every orifice - behemoth.


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