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Carlos, Wendy (Walter) – “Well-Tempered Synthesizer, The” – [Columbia Records]

Cousin Mary   10/23/2012   12-inch, Classical

This 1969 album came one year after the artistic and commercial success of Carlos’ record “Switched-On Bach”. All tracks are performed from the music as written using a variety of electronic voices to good effect for the polyphonic sound. Back then, Carlos had to stretch the capabilities of the Moog synthesizer by using an Ampex tape recorder and doing many takes and overdubs.The fluidity in the resulting tracks is even more impressive because this was not a case of just sitting down at a keyboard and playing. It required many hours of exacting labor to achieve the effect.

you heard it 29 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 215 days ago, Bully Demise played J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 In G Major, BWV 1049
  • 1303 days ago, Hemroid the Leader played Stereo Test Tone
  • 1519 days ago, Avakhov played Scarlatti: Sonata In D Major, L. 465
  • 2067 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 In G Major, BWV 1049
  • 2620 days ago, Robert Emmett played Scarlatti: Sonata In D Major, L. 164
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