Oct 312014
 
What's that synth? John Carpenter's Halloween (1978)

Last night, I saw Halloween (the original 1978 film by John Carpenter) at the movie theater for the very first time, and found myself wondering what synth(s) were used in the soundtrack. Read on for the surprising answer. My teen years having taken placeĀ in the ’80s, I’d enjoyed watching pretty much every classic slasher film […]

May 292013
 
Giorgio Moroder Tells His Story On New Daft Punk Track

  The new Daft Punk / Giorgio Moroder collaboration on Daft Punk‘s new album, Random Access Memories, is not only a great track, but it tells a great story too, courtesy of Moroder’s autobiographical voiceover. Moroder’s dialog not only gives insight to his start in electronic music, but frames the music in the track perfectly […]

Dec 062011
 
The Keyboard of the Year Project

Nearly a decade ago I began a pet project over at The Keyboard Corner forum at Musicplayer.com (an excellent keyboard community that I highly recommend). Basically, I set out to establish a synth history of sorts based on what instrument defined each year. Here’s a link to the thread. So, for each year in question, […]