Who could guess that electricity could inspire sound. That’s what some engineers did many decades back and works with the simplest of contraptions to the most complicated machines to make some pretty epic music.
If you love the nostalgia of the Moog you should check out Synth Britannia Documentary from the BBC. Here it is in it’s entirety below. The first time punks and musicians really heard electronic music was via the soundtrack for the film Clockwork Orange where people were getting raped, tortured and beaten-up. Kraftwerk are the parents of electronic rock music which changed the soundscape forever and as the gear became more affordable punk groups started to adopt the instrumentation. This documentary goes into great detail on the evolution with Joy Division, OMD, Human League and many others making their own electronic music machines. Pretty great introduction to a very deep genre of music which takes you places by painting something almost plastic or lonely. Although considered cold this music paints you in there like you were part of a video game.
Most music chooses its own position in terms of your listening to it. Muzak wants to be back there. Punk wants to be up front. Classical wants to be another place. I wanted to make something you could slip in and out of. – Brian Eno
Download: Spectrum MP3 by Wreck & Reference from their new albumNo Youth. We welcome this second release with open arms as they have added another layer to the muck. This is some dark and dirgy music that incorporates snyths with progish drums and down-tuned distorted guitars like godflesh. It’s fucking out there like godspeed you black emperor. Picture guts of oil spilling out from the underside of a run-away freight train moving in slow motion. That’s their sound -errie as all get-out like pins and needles scraping the inside of your head. Get some >>
More music like that sound man:
Atmosphere MP3 by Joy Division
Hot on the Heels of Love MP3 by Throbbing Gristle
Remember MP3 by Air from Moon Safari
Just Can’t Get Enough (remastered version) MP3 by Depeche Mode
Souvenir (Digital Remaster) MP3 by OMD from Architecture And Morality
The Lebanon (12″ Extended version) MP3 by The Human League from Hysteria