Jerry Goldsmith - Logan's Run (1976, US, electronic) 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 02:50 PM - Music, - US, English
Not many shares last weeks.
The work it takes is not in balance with the fun it gives anymore. So don't expect a lot of new stuff the coming months.

This post consists of audio rips from the electronic parts of the movie Logan's Run. A lot of the score contains synthesizer sounds. I converted the ac3 to mp3 and made up the titles at my own discretion.
According to the Internet Movie Database, Jerry Goldsmith is the composer. He used the ARP 2500 and did also the music for The Twilight Zone, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, Chinatown and The Boys from Brazil.



1 Opening Titels [2:26]
2 Ride to Arcade [0:19]
3 Carrousel / Runner [5:29]
4 Circuit [0:31]
5 Cubs [0:29]
6 Debriefing [7:08]
7 Ride to Cathedral Plaza [1:22]
8 Love Shop [1:58]
9 Surrogation [6:36]

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Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin' (1979, US, rap) 
Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 06:06 PM - Music, - US, English
This was the first Hip-Hop song released on a major label. Kurtis recorded this with the help of producers Robert Ford and J.B. Moore. They took it to Mercury Records, who signed Kurtis to a 2-single deal, under the condition that If both singles were successful, he would get an album deal. This was the first single, and it did very well. The second single was "The Breaks," and it became the first rap song to be certified as a gold record, selling over 500,000 copies. Kurtis got the album deal and became the first rapper signed to a major label. (www.songfacts.com)



Side one:
1 Christmas Rappin' [8:12]
2 Do It Yourself Rappin' (instrumental) [7:37]

Side two:
1 Nervous (vocal) [5:23]
2 Nervous (instrumental) [5:28]

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The Assembled Multitude (1970, US, muzak) 
Sunday, November 11, 2007, 08:29 PM - Music, - US, English
Why this lp is made is a mystery to me. Tom Sellers had a hit with Overture from Tommy. And here he covers in the same way more pop tunes with his Assembled Multitude. Wanted to sell his own two songs included on the album? Then the choise of the other titles is somewhat strange: not really middle of the road, but the way he treats them is.
I love the sound of the trombones. And you can't ruin I Want You (She's So Heavy), not even the Beatles themselves, nor George Benson could do that.
Rhino (who else) sells this record, but only in Windows Media Audio format. ???
Why the &^%$ in WMA?



Side one:
1 Overture from "Tommy" (A Rock Opera) (Peter Townshend) [2:27]
2 Woodstock (Joni Mitchell) [2:14]
3 Where the Woodbine Twineth (Tom Sellers) [2:36]
4 Ohio (Neil Young) [2:07]
5 Singalong Junk (Paul McCartney) [1:46]
6 MacArthur Park (Jim Webb) [3:32]

Side two:
1 The Princess and the Soldier (Tony Hazzard) [2:31]
2 Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa (Burt Bacharach - Hal David) [2:31]
3 While My Guitar Gently Sleeps (George Harrison) [4:08]
4 Mr. Peppercorn (Tom Sellers) [2:29]
5 I Want You (She's So Heavy) (John Lennon - Paul McCartney) [4:19]

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Morton Subotnick - The Wild Bull (1968, US, electronic) 
Sunday, October 28, 2007, 10:58 PM - Music, - US, English
This Piece was named after a Sumerian poem (c 1700 BC).
Morton Subotnick always used the Buchla synthesizer as his electronic instrument. Don Buchla was the west coast counterpart of the east coast Bob Moog. His synthesizers didn't have real keyboards, they were made for producing electronic sounds, not melodies.



1 Part 1 [12:56]
2 Part 2 [14:58]

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Update (Comment from Matrixsynth):
The CD of this is still in print. Mort's site has ordering information.
http://www.mortonsubotnick.com/order.html
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The Moog Machine - Switched-On Rock (1969, US, electronic) 
Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 06:46 PM - Music, - US, English
The Moog is played by Kenny Ascher, arrangements are done by Alan Foust and Norman Dolph produced & tuned.

Some liner stuff:
The amazing thing about all the sounds is not that they are done one voice at a time, but rather one finger at a time. The silly machine only plays one note at a time and the temptation play a chord must be overcome... you only get the lowest note if you press more than one key. Improvisation is difficult but far from impossible if you redefine the problem.
We, being faced with the limitations of the Moog as far as chords are concerned. built a gadget called the Protorooter that structures chords above the note the keyboard is playing to alleviate the problem somewhat.
Compared with the old cut-and-splice way of making electronic music, the Moog is a tune boon. As great as we feel the Moog is for making music in the light of what is possible and what Mr. Moog is no doubt cooking up, the Moogs of today are like the Kon Tiki. It takes quite a bit of physical tuning and set-up time to achieve the sounds, though once tuned they go down very quickly.

Moog himself is quite a guy, too. Most cooperative, and now has a weekly emissary to New York to touch up any fixits and keep everyone up on the new discoveries. Moog really made quite an invention — and how appropriately space-age his name is! How bland would be the "Jones" or the "Irving Spidor-sha" as a nickname for the gadget. If he ever comes to town for a lecture, go listen.
There is nothing like inventing a synthesizer to give you expertise in its use.



Side one:
1 Spinning Wheel
2 Jumpin' Jack Flash
3 The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
4 Get Back
5 Yummy Yummy Yummy

Side two:
1 The Weight
2 Time Of The Season
3 Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
4 You Keep Me Hangin' On
5 Hey Jude

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Skeleton Crew - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (US, noise/folk) 
Friday, August 17, 2007, 06:18 PM - Music, - US, English
Skeleton Crew was a project from ex-Henry Cow alternative guitarist Fred Frith and experimental Bay Area cellist and multi-instrumentalist Tom Cora.
Formed as a duo, the two (occasionally augmented by Zeena Parkins on keyboards and harp) toured extensively with a combination of experimental rock, noise, and folk music, even playing one concert of nothing but Eastern European folk tunes.
On stage, both musicians operated drums with their feet, while busying their hands with various stringed instruments, professional or homemade. Tape cut ups were also part of the performance.
Cora died in 1998. (all music)


2 3/4 songs, 8'32"

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Peter Nero - Midnight Cowboy (1969, US, lounge/electronic) 
Saturday, August 11, 2007, 12:00 AM - Music, - US, English
Formerly entitled: Hits from "Hair" to Hollywood.
The Moog synthesizer, heard on "Midnight Cowboy", "The Windmills of Your Mind", Let the Sunshine In" and "Be-In", is played by Peter Nero.



Side one:
1 Midnight Cowboy - Everybody's Talkin'
2 Love theme from "Romeo and Juliet" (A Time for Us)
3 The Windmills of your mind
4 The April Fools
5 Theme from "Picasso Summer"

Side two:
1 Aquarius
2 Let the Sunshine In
3 Be-In (Hare Krishna)
4 Where do I go
5 Hair
6 Good Morning Starshine

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