Claude Denjean demonstrates his Moog skills on this Phase 4 Stereo Spectacular.
Some guys take a traditional record, throw in a few notes from their Moog Synthesizer, and call it a Moog album. Not Claude Denjean. The Moog takes center stage in this 1970 London Records release, in all its raw beauty.
Electronic music never quite "made it" into mainstream culture -- that's probably because it took so much work to produce these albums. For all its wizardry, the mainframe-sized Moog could only produce one sound at a time. Artists like Claude Denjean recorded track after track, probably sitting up late into the night hunched over Moog keyboards and sixteen-track tape machines.
Sounds like these might seem ordinary in today's world of digital sound manipulation, but I try to imagine how radical and exciting the Moog must have seemed in the 60's and 70's before everyone had Sound Blasters.
1. Na na hey hey kiss him goodbye 2. Nights in white satin 3. Sugar sugar 4. Raindrops keep falling on my head 5. House of the rising sun 6. Everybody’s Talkin’ 7. Venus 8. Come together 9. Bridge over troubled water 10. Lay lady lay 11. United we stand 12. Proud Mary – 2:49 / 2,60mg