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.|
Everything You Always Wanted to Hear on the Moog, Music To Moog By
I work for a French independant label (Na´ve) and we are about to release a compilation presenting some covers of ?My Way?. We are planning to include the Hugo Montenegro version from the album ?Moog Power?. We have the approval from BMG France to include the track but they cannot find any master of that song in their offices. Would any of you have a copy of this album ? Could you send me that song "My way" by mp3. We are doing the mastering of the album at the end of this week (Friday August 22) ?
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Gerard van der Vorst
says: Well, this year I will start work on a book on the life and amazing music of Jean Jacques Perrey. I will be with him in France this June to officially start the interviewing process. I'm interested to hear from anyone who worked with him in the '60s, or any other time for that matter. Cheers! -Dana Countryman
Well, this year I will start work on a book on the life and amazing music of Jean Jacques Perrey. I will be with him in France this June to officially start the interviewing process. I'm interested to hear from anyone who worked with him in the '60s, or any other time for that matter.
-Dana Countryman (01-12-2003)
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says: I shall have to go home and investigate.
I shall have to go home and investigate. (07-05-2002)
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