Tag: Moog

Forty Years Since TONTO, the first Modern Electronic Group

A thread in the Progressive Ears Forum, got me thinking again about Tonto’s Expanding Headband, the pioneering electronic band that preceded Kraftwerk, Jean-Michel Jarre, Tangerine Dream and Schulz Klaus by a few years in creating a sequencer driven music.  It made me realize that this is the 40th Anniversary of their first album, Zero Time. …

Moog-Minimalist Pioneer David Borden makes rare Concert appearance.

Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co. Re-opens for Business. Back about 1972, David Borden founded the trio, Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece, Co.   They were arguably one of the first performing electronic ensembles and used Moog Modular synthesizers and other keyboards, all pre-computer, pre-digital and live.  They preceded groups like Tangerine Dream in creating, cyclical, sequencer based…

Tangerine Dream Headlines Moogfest 2011.

MOOGFEST 2011, OCTOBER 28-30 IN ASHEVILLE, NC, ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP! THE FLAMING LIPS, PASSION PIT, STS9, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, CRYSTAL CASTLES, CHROMEO, BATTLES, UMPHREY’S MCGEE, MAYER HAWTHORNE & THE COUNTY, M83, TIM HECKER, TORO Y MOI, AUSTRA, MATTHEW DEAR, GOLD PANDA & more to play this year’s festival. In a battle of diametrically opposed electronics, German…

MoogFest Final Take

https://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/echoes.org/audio/MoogFest2010EchoesFeature.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSThree Days of Plugged in Sound (except Mountain Man): An Echoes Perspective MoogFest 2010 wasn’t the first MoogFest, but it was the first of a new era of MoogFests that follows the programming pattern of alternative rock music festivals like Coachella, Bonaroo and the Pitchfork Music Festival.  There…

#MoogFest Day 2: A Massive Night with Massive Attack

An Echoes Take on MoogFest 2010 Day 2:  Massive Attack assaults, Thievery Corporation raps, Jon Hopkins up-dates Techno. It was Halloween Eve at MoogFest and there were many treats, no tricks, and some disappointments.   Unfortunately, an interview commitment prevented me from seeing several acts including Jonsi, Caribou and Mountain Man. But I have reports on…

MoogFest Day 1: No Devo, MGMTdoes Karaoke

Devo Cancels.  MGMT does Karaoke. King Britt travels the Spaceways. Mutemath does Back-Flips The first day of MoogFest consisted of tough choices made easy by disappointment.   The disappointment was the late-news that Devo would not be performing. They canceled their entire US tour after guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh sliced his thumb to the bone.  But disappointment…

MoogFest-Too Many Choices

Getting ready for MoogFest tonight and already faced by insurmountable choices with overlapping bands in venues separated by anywhere from 5 to 20 minute hauls. The pleasant pop of Kuroma and The Octopus Project each overlap by half an hour, so I’ll start out with TOP but Kuroma will have to depend on how good…

MoogFest-Just Another Alt-Rock Music Festival

I was having doubts about Moogfest from the start, but now that the final line-up is solidifying, it’s clear that this is not a celebration of the Moog, its history and the music it spawned.   It’s  just another hipster alt-rock festival along the lines of the Pitchfork Music Festival, Bonaroo, Coachella, etc.  Nothing wrong…

MOOGFest

MOOGfest, a festival celebrating the invention of Robert Moog will be taking place October 29-31 in Asheville, NC.  It’s being produced by the same people who produce Bonnaroo and the early line-up suggests it might be a little more mainstream than I’d like.  Hopefully they’ll expand their musical horizons a bit.  Good opportunity to have…

Echo Location: Robert Moog’s 75th

http://media.blubrry.com/echoespodcast/p/www.xpn.org/podcasts/echoes/echoes20090520.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSEchoes celebrates Moog synthesizer inventor Robert Moog‘s 75th Birthday You can hear an audio version of this blog with music here. In the front room of his London home, Mark Shreeve of the English space band, Redshift and Arc, has a massive modular Moog system full of patch…