28.12.10




ISOLATED SYNTHESISTS

Or, Why I Love Synthesizers Part 1.

A Mix By Alyssa Panda Eyes

A few months ago I got my first analog synthesizer (a delightful Juno 106), and in my rush of excitement and endless posts of synth-porn on my tumblr it occurred to me that some of my followers might not know what analog synthesizers are and why they’re so awesome. So I decided to make a compilation of some of my favorite analog synthesizer based songs, it turned into two compilations of which this is the first - ISOLATED SYNTHESISTS, the second will be coming in a while, it will be called FIRE & ICE (both titles are references to the absolutely fantastic documentary Synth Britannia which is a really excellent introduction to analog synthesizers as well). Anyway, I hope you enjoy, and before I get letters of complaint - yes I am aware that some of the songs on this actually have some digital synths on them, you know we can’t all be perfect (or rich enough to own a Moog), so that’s what I decided to just call it Why I Love Synthesizers.

1. The Human League - Being Boiled (Travelogue Version)

2. Visage - Fade To Grey

3. Gary Numan - Cars

4. Telepathe - So Fine

5. Japan - Quiet Life

6. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)

7. Death In Plains - Yeah Go

8. Chris & Cosey - Heartbeat

9. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

10. Kraftwerk - Europe Endless

11. Grauzone - Eisbaer

12. New Order - Everything’s Gone Green

13. Suicide - Wild In Blue

14. Cold Cave - The Laurels Of Erotomania

15. Graf+Zyx - When The Darkness Comes

16. Fad Gadget - Back To Nature


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