My Top 3 Synth Albums, what are yours?

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Post by diorama » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:42 am

1. House Hallucinate - Pump Up Europe - I was 14 y old :razz:
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2. Jeff Mills - Waveform Transmission 1

3. Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer & Rubicon, Phaedra,...

and much much more...

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Post by Douglasp » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:41 pm

The future sound of london - lifeforms
Tangerine dream - phaedra
Aphex twin - I care because you do

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Post by Scot Solida » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:31 pm

Just three? Impossible. But then...

1. Wendy Carlos - Clockwork Orange. Not the soundtrack, but her album of tracks both used and unused for the film. 'Timesteps' is my favorite synth track - ever.

2. Edward Ka-Spel - Eyes! China Doll. A brilliant, bent excursion into the psyche. Qa'sepel worked with Hero Wouters on this one.

3. Chris Carter - Space Between. A brilliant, often lo-fi collection of perfect synth cuts ranging from experimental to Berlin School to ambient.


But really, that third slot could have been TD's Richochet, Severed Heads' Since the Accident, Skinny Puppy's Mind: the Perpetual Intercourse, Numan's Telekon, Synergy Cords, Suicide's first or second, Coil's Scatology, nearly any early Residents album, Steve Roach's Empetus, Ian Boddy's Uncertainty principle, Andy Pickford's Terraformer, Mark Shreeve's Assassin, Klaus Schulze's Picture Music or Body Love, Sonoio Red or Blue, Tear Garden's Tired Eyes Slowly Burning, any Throbbing Gristle, Subtonick's Wild Bull, Eno's Another Day on Earth, Human League's Travelogue, Cabs' Microphonies, Neon Judgement's Mafu Cage, Sisterhood's Gift, Michael Hoenig's Departure From the Northern Wasteland, Navigator's Oceanic Empire, Richard Pinhas' East/West, Tim Blake's New Jerusalem, Jarre's Zoolook, Sympathy Nervous Automacism, SPK's Zamia Lehmanni, Jeff Carney's Imperfect Space Journeys, Nomuzic's News You Can Choose, or dozens upon dozens of others. :deadbanana:

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Post by cftbl » Mon May 01, 2017 1:07 am

Wendy Carlos's Clockwork Orange - especially Timesteps (I still have the LP of this I bought new, lo those many years ago, with the title "Walter Carlos' Clockwork Orange" - I guess I'm getting old)
Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends - particularly Toccata, the solo in Aquatarkus, and KE9 (which I also still have on antique Manticore LPs)
Switched-On Boxed Set - particularly the Scarlatti sonatas, the Bach inventions, WTC tracks, and 3rd Brandenburg (I still have most of this on the original CBS LPs, but the ESD 81422 remaster is really good and has a lot of cool extras)

Others would be early Synergy, early Tomita, and early sequencer driven Tangerine Dream tracks.

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Post by porphyrion » Tue May 16, 2017 10:11 am

fsol - dead cities

model500 - clear/enter

air- moon safari

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Post by nearly ghost » Tue May 16, 2017 1:09 pm

porphyrion wrote:fsol - dead cities

model500 - clear/enter

air- moon safari
Absolutely great choices! I fricking love dead cities.

Wow i really had to think about this, there are so many more but;

The Tuss ‎- Rushup Edge (i suppose ep rather than album)
LFO - Sheath
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Post by Unifono0815 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:35 am

prscrptn wrote: Nine Imch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
Great Album! Underrated.

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Post by Unifono0815 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:38 am

1. Aphex twin - Drukqs
2. Autechre - Exai
3. Holden - the Inheritors

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Post by neuroportal » Wed May 17, 2017 10:30 am

TD - Rubycon.

But there are so many others that its hard to say - they all have flavours that meet the mood at the time.

So I am going to be contraversial and state the following albums should be listened to at least once:

Biosphere - Substrata (Actually listen to Substrata 2 if you can get this - it includes substrata and more)
TD - Exit
Boards of Canada - Tommorrow's Harvest
Jan Hammer - Miami Vice: The complete collection
Fieldhead - They Shook Hands for Hours
Leftfield - Leftism
Autechre - Tri Repetae
Air - Moon Safari
JMJ - Oxygene
Tomita - Pictures at an Exhibition
Node - Node

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Post by Leescan » Wed May 17, 2017 10:53 am

a few that spring to mind

Autechre - Amber
Vermont - Vermont
Donato Dozy - K
Tin Man - Neo Acid

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Post by apfEID » Wed May 17, 2017 11:24 am

off top of head:
Merzbow - Space Metalizer
Eliane Radigue - Adnos I-II-III
Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer
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Post by Bataserpa » Wed May 17, 2017 9:23 pm

It changes often, my top 3 are:

Genesis - Foxtrot (basically because of Supper's Ready, one of the best songs written by man, the synth work by Tony Banks is amazing in this song/record)

Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

Jean Michel jarre - Oxygene

It's more than 3, but Vangelis Heaven and Hell is an amazing record

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Post by quietguy » Sun May 21, 2017 7:30 am

Tangerine Dream - Phaedra

Michael Hoenig - Escape from the Northern Wasteland

Robert Rich - Numena + Geometry

Thank you to everyone posting on this thread. Always fun to check out recordings that are unfamiliar or revisit old favorites.

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Post by Plattform » Mon May 22, 2017 1:49 pm

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Daft Punk - Tron (Not everything, Solar Sailer / Armory / Arena / Son of Flynn / Sea of Simulation / Castor & Encom Part 2) and the end of the track Motherboard from RAM (it's quite tronish, but even better)

Sébastien Tellier - Sexuality (Sexual Sportswear and the end of L'Amour Et La Violence)

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Post by stackptr » Tue May 23, 2017 1:12 pm

I like these:

Mort Garson - Plantasia
Aphex Twin - Syro
Mark McGuire - Get Lost

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Post by Ricochet » Thu May 25, 2017 4:53 pm

the one & only masterpiece
1. TANGERINE DREAM - ricochet

current listening:
2. TANGERINE DREAM - LIVE AT THE PHILHARMONY SZCZECIN-POLAND 2016

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3. TANGERINE DREAM
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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Sat May 27, 2017 1:05 am

Probably all Vangelis albums. Let's see:

1) China
2) Beaubourg
3) Jon & Vangelis, Short Stories

EDIT: Actually, on further listening, I believe that the Blade Runner soundtrack might have to be in there somewhere. There are some tracks on there which absolutely blow me away (Prologue and Main Titles, Wounded Animals, and Tears in Rain, just to name three).
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Post by Zealot Vague » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:00 pm

Japan - Tin Drum (why is this the first mention of it in this thread :despair: )
Mouse on Mars - Niun Niggung
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
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Post by Darron Thomas » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:03 am

1. Kraftwerk - Autobahn
2. Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer
3. Vangelis - Blade Runner... The perfect soundtrack for the perfect movie. It's been my top since the 80's, and only Sorcerer came close to the top spot. I play free UK slots online for fun with no deposit at 777extraslot.com and win all the time. One try is worth a thousand words!
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Post by ghostly606 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:53 am

It changes, but for now...:

1. Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
2. The Free Association - Code 46 Soundtrack
3. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi

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Post by digits » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:50 am

Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do (first electronic music I really got into)
Keith Fullerton Whitman - Generator (my ideal synth music - a perfect record)
M Geddes Gengras - Ishi (maybe more for personal reasons, but this gets to that deep inner-space like almost no other recording)

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Post by registeredwiggler » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:17 pm

prscrptn wrote:Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works vol.2

Nine Imch Nails - Ghosts I-IV

Fennesz - Venice
Ghosts is the album that got me into Mpdular! Holds a special place in my heart :love:

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Re: My Top 3 Synth Albums, what are yours?

Post by groove » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:23 pm

cscairney wrote:What are yours? :guinness:
Orbital InSides - still sounds so warm and it's so melodic, after all these years it is still a favorite.
The Orb - Orblivion
Boards of Canada, no specific album

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:08 am

neuroportal wrote:Fieldhead - They Shook Hands for Hours
Yes, that is a fantastic album, one of my all-time favorite electronic albums. I saw him play live once in Vancouver, where he lived for a while, not too long after that album came out. We chatted a bit afterwards. Apparently, he only used Reason at that time, with a couple of small MIDI controllers. He confessed that he could never figure out modulars. He was actually working at my university at the time, and we were supposed to have coffee, but for some reason it never happened.
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Post by Tago Mago » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:34 pm

The Residents - Commercial album
The Black Dog - Spanners

And one from those:
Plaid - Rest Proof Clockwork
Orbital - Snivilisation
Plastikman - Consumed
The Orb - U.F.Orb
The Black Dog - Music for adverts
Tarwater - Dwellers On The Threshold
Boards of Canada - Music has the right to childrens
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express

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