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Soviet Synth Music?

Post by mIgmOd » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:25 pm

I see quite a few old Soviet-era, Soviet-made synths for sale but I have no idea what kind of music these instruments were made to play. Does anyone know of any Soviet-era synth music? I'm very curious.

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Post by Annwn » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:50 pm

I'm pretty sure there's a few threads about this already but here's one I discovered recently.

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Oh, and this one:

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Post by ndkent » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:44 pm

an internet friend of mine just published a book on the subject this month, unfortunately for us it's in Japanese.

http://amzn.to/1SrihOl

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Post by mIgmOd » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:38 pm

Excellent! Very '80s. Thanks guys!

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Post by venus_3036 » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:18 am

Eduard Artemyev's scores spring to mind
I know there's other bits about, just drawing a blank right now.
Melodiya was the state-sponsored label and in true style held a monopoly on the record industry in the USSR.

If you're looking beyond the iron curtain, you can find some interesting records on Amiga, the GDR record label - Reinhard Lakomy is a good place to start.
Not convinced he's using those Soviet synths though..

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Post by e-grad » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:39 am

venus_3036 wrote:Eduard Artemyev's scores spring to mind
Artemiev runs his own label:
http://www.electroshock.ru/eng/edward/

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Post by gasboss775 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Annwn wrote:
Oh, and this one:

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I like this! Iam wondering if they could have got a hold of a Korg DDD5 drum machine. I used to have one and it sounded very like the drums in this song.
MEEEEEEOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!

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Post by noisejockey » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:12 pm

Artemiev is a total musical hero of mine. "Train" from Stalker?!? Amazeballs.

Man, I'm loving Notchnoi Prospect, Annwn!

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Post by Annwn » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:38 pm

noisejockey wrote:Artemiev is a total musical hero of mine. "Train" from Stalker?!? Amazeballs.

Man, I'm loving Notchnoi Prospect, Annwn!
Indeed. I listened to Lustmord and Rich's re-imagining of the Stalker soundtrack. It was nice but Artemiev really nailed it in the first place methinks.

Notchnoi are great. Had it recommended to me by a genuine Soviet punk from the 80's. :animal:

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Post by Bonefish67 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:03 pm

If you want to hear some Soviet hip hop with a good mix of Soviet analogue synths check this out.
2012: A Space Odyssey» is a brand-new unreleased album by Capella, one of Russia’s most versatile and fascinating producers. Most of the tracks on this conceptual album have been produced using Soviet analog synths.
- Free Crates

"Glitchy, jazzy space-hop from producer Capella, a bright star of the rising Russian instrumental hip hop scene. This release on Free Crates is full of analogue Soviet synths looking for the great unknown… Guest spots from Stacy Epps and Maromi Bekoromi."
- thefindmag

http://free-crates.com/album/2012-a-space-odyssey

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Post by johny_gtr » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:25 am

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Post by johny_gtr » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:29 am

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As I understand these track(s) was made on the ANS synth
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Post by flo » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:26 pm

Great thread! :nana:
venus_3036 wrote:Reinhard Lakomy is a good place to start. Not convinced he's using those Soviet synths though...
Definitely had some gear from the class enemy :hihi:

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Post by dequalsrxt » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:00 pm

Latvian synth disco from 1980 on the USSR Melodia label, Zodiac - Disco Alliance

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1985, Zigmars Liepiņš with a message from the worker's state reminding you of the importance of exercise from his Pulse 2 - Sport and Music album.

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Post by poorpot » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:26 pm

Fizzarum - Monochrome Plural

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Post by johny_gtr » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:37 pm

Another Latvian band
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and another soviet soft funk:
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and kind of prog rock:
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and naive track:
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I guess that top artists used to use classic synths and guitars from Western world.

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Post by johny_gtr » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:43 pm

prog-rock with synth pads (quiet good with guitarplayer like Omar):
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another one (not so good but with Korg)
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and experimental (I think if this guy will play now, he will have eurorack)
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Post by Soy Sos » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:37 pm

Bonefish67 wrote:If you want to hear some Soviet hip hop with a good mix of Soviet analogue synths check this out.
2012: A Space Odyssey» is a brand-new unreleased album by Capella, one of Russia’s most versatile and fascinating producers. Most of the tracks on this conceptual album have been produced using Soviet analog synths.
- Free Crates

"Glitchy, jazzy space-hop from producer Capella, a bright star of the rising Russian instrumental hip hop scene. This release on Free Crates is full of analogue Soviet synths looking for the great unknown… Guest spots from Stacy Epps and Maromi Bekoromi."
- thefindmag

http://free-crates.com/album/2012-a-space-odyssey
This stuff is very cool, I might grab it!
Tanks

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Post by Bonefish67 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:53 pm

This stuff is very cool, I might grab it!
Tanks[/quote]

You're welcome, yeah that freecrates site is loaded with good stuff at a great price.
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Artemiev

Post by kr236rk » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:09 am

noisejockey wrote:Artemiev is a total musical hero of mine. "Train" from Stalker?!? Amazeballs.

Man, I'm loving Notchnoi Prospect, Annwn!
Stalker is the film which got me into synth.

Have tried on Korg Kaoss, Volca, & Waldorf 2-Pole but the Neutron has got me closest to date.

:hail: Artemiev


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Post by zedius » Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:55 pm

I don't know about music using Russian synths, but I've been exploring a ton of modern Russian synth-pop and post-punk and am absolutely in love.

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And this old, but catchy, and love the vibe:

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