Twenty Synthesizers

December 12, 2008 · Posted in Electronic Music 

The composer Benge has released and album called twenty systems. Twenty pieces are included and each piece is created using only one synthesizer. As there are 20 pieces there twenty different synthesizers are used. The synthesizers are selected one for each year 1968 to 1988 – twenty years. The idea was to demonstrate the development of the synthesizers from the first commercial available system up to the fully digital systems in the late 1980s.

Tracklisting:

1968 Moog Modular 3C
1969 EMS VCS3
1970 ARP 2500
1971 ARP 2600
1972 Serge Modular
1973 Roland SH2000
1974 Oberheim SEM
1975 Moog Polymoog
1976 Yamaha CS80
1977 Yamaha CS30
1978 Roland 100M
1979 Korg Lambda
1980 Korg Trident
1981 Yamaha CS70M
1982 PPG Wave
1983 Fairlight CMI
1984 Oberheim Xpander
1985 Yamaha CX5M
1986 NED Synclavier
1987 Kawai K5M

Brian Eno called the album “a brilliant contribution to the archaeology of electronic music” .

 http://www.expandingrecords.com/releases.html

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