My Top 3 Synth Albums, what are yours?

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Post by SunPulse » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:05 am

Just to resurrect this thread I'll add in these, if I only had 3 albums these would be it:

1) The first synth album I ever heard, from then on I knew I wanted a Moog modular. I still do, but you know - that money thing.

Dick Hyman - Moog: the Electric Eclectics of Dick Hyman

2) The first synth album I ever bought. I had never heard of Larry Fast until I read a review of this album in Keyboard magazine and immediately went out and bought it. Still a favourite album.

Synergy - Sequencer

3) Another album that has stood up to time, and is my favourite from their works.

Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear

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Post by locust_locust » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:42 am

Ask me tomorrow and I’ll probably give you a different answer but...

Boards of Canada ‘Geogaddi’
Aphex Twin ‘Syro’
Edgard Varèse ‘Poème Électronique’

I’d have to include an Autechre, pick your favourite, that will do.

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Post by porphyrion » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:02 am

Squarepusher _ Feed me weird things

Doppler Effekt _ Gesamtkunstwerk

Analord (selections)


The albums I've probably played the most over the years: Music has the right to children, SAW I, Chiastic Slide, Lunatic Harness, 76:14, In Sides, Chroma, Head On (that first Super_Collider album is still soo good)...

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Post by matthewjuran » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:50 pm

Year Zero, This Is Happening, Fever Ray.

I have a digital version of Autobahn and would have listed the single, but there’s the other side to consider and that hasn’t stuck with me the same way so far.

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Post by dandandan » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:49 pm

Mouse on mars instrumentals
Kraftwerk Radioaktivität
Goldie timeless

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Post by Lux A Turner » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:16 pm

Tangerine Dream - Rubycon. I first heard this when I was 14 and realised what it was to have your mind truly blown. A real epiphany.

Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing. First listened to one winter, as snowflakes were dancing outside the window. I fell in love with Debussy as a result.

Propaganda - A Secret Wish. Revitalised my interest in synthesizer music.

Honourable mentions...
Visage - Visage
Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids

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Post by rompler808 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:53 am

Haruomi Hosono, Cochin Moon

Weather Report, Mysterious Traveller

Gilgamesh, Another Fine Tune You’ve Got Me Into

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Post by Yidam » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:04 pm

JMJ - Magnetic Fields (First synth album I ever heard)
Alien Mutation vs Indigo Egg ‎– Microcosmacrocosm
B12 - Electro Soma

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Post by Exhale » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:29 am

Sasha - Airdrawndagger
Kraftwerk - Computerworld
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion

Of course there are toooooo many others .....
But if this topic requires only three, let it be those.

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Post by gruvsyco » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:54 pm

At the moment, I would go with:

Kraftwerk - Computerwelt
808 State - ex:el
LFO - Frequencies

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Post by Chorusguy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:20 am

Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear

Kraftwerk - Radioactivity

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Post by deepblackjoe@gmail.com » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:40 pm

geoff mullen bongo closet. eno half of low. silverman dream cell. tough one...

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Post by F3rdy » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:51 am

Not sure if these are my all time favourites or not but def high on my list;

Aphex Twin Ambient Works 85-92
Bézier ‎– Telomeres
Air Liquide ‎– Air Liquide


Sometimes drifting more towards trancey rhythms but would still regard these as synth albums.

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Post by sleepmute » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:33 pm

My three favourites that I can think of off the top of my head:

Autechre -- Quaristice (not many people's preferred Autechre album, but it's got a vibe that I love)

Aphex Twin -- Syro (I've always appreciated his music, but Syro was the first record of his that didn't make me feel kinda icky. And its synth production is amazing)

Oneohtrix Point Never -- Returnal (The best representation of Daniel Lopatin's sound)

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:58 pm

I just wanted to mention a couple of albums which I really love from some fellow wigglers which I believe should be considered classics:

1) SB-SIX -- Trajectories and Tales from the Void (that's two separate albums)

2) Venetian Snares -- Traditional Synthesizer Music
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Post by CosmicFlight » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:17 pm

Tangerine Dream - Rubycon / Phaedra

Suzanne Ciani - Seven Waves

Edgar Froese - Epsilon In Malaysian Pale

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Post by medium Rob » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:02 am

Horsky Park
Rushup Edge
Untilted

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Post by hsosdrum » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:33 am

Walter/Wendy Carlos: Switched-on Bach

Isao Tomita: Snowflakes are Dancing

Synergy (Larry Fast): Games

Sorry to be such an old fart. :youkids:

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Post by chaocrator » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:40 pm

Cassandra Complex — Theomania (1988)
Cosmosis — Synergy (1998)
Ubar Tmar — True (1998)

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Post by onthebandwagon » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:59 pm

I would say my #1 is Cluster’s Sowiesoso. It’s hard for me to be moved in a real emotional way by musix lacking vocals but Cluster’s work and oddly (in comparison) Astor Piazzolla’s gets me there.

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Post by onthebandwagon » Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:28 pm

I have to add Harmonia’s and Eno’s Tracks and Traces. I feel like Eno ruined Cluster a bit, he’s too much the focal point but with this album they really touched on something a bit more mysterious, and thankfully not about himself—but well, who knows what he even did on the album, but regardless it’s a great record.
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Post by iSapien1956672 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:55 am

chaocrator wrote:Cassandra Complex — Theomania (1988)
Cosmosis — Synergy (1998)
Ubar Tmar — True (1998)
YES!!!
Spores from outer space is my favorite from Synergy :minimoog: :fap: :bananaguitar:

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Post by iSapien1956672 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:24 am

Ozric Tentacles ‎– Become The Other (1995)
S.U.N. Project ‎– Macrophage (1998)[/img]
Romanelli ‎– Connecting Flight (1982)

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Post by HerrX » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:14 am

The Human League - Dare
The Buggles - Age of Plastic
Thomas Dolby -The Golden Age of Wireless (Original Harvest Records with Urges & Leipzig)

Comfortably stuck in 80s synthpop... :youkids:

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Post by frankbooth » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:45 am

Coil - Love's Secret Domain
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

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