Label: K-Tel - TCH 279 Format: Vinyl LP, Album Country: Switzerland Genre: Electronic Style: Synth-pop
They released an album, To the Power of Threein Archived from the original on 11 August Staccato Heaven. When we used it in subsequent ROMS, it would keep getting chopped up, and when you chop up something rhythmic like that, the loop changes somewhat. Korg M1 Magic Organ A burbling, tinkling digitalian, this sample has built more pads than a mattress factory. I feel love. DJ Charts.
Roland TR kick drum. TR bass drum An impossibly low hum, this sound could crumble concrete. But it always gets a bad rap. TR cowbell. A Last Request This clangorous noise never disappears in a mix, though sometimes we wish it would.
Yamaha DX7 Rhodes. Way too many. Check out any pop ballad for an example of this crispy electric piano. DX7 anything. Marimba ostinati, Wimpy brass.
FM sound recently had a resurgence on computer soundcards, but we may be free of it any decade now. E-mu Emulator II shakuhachi. Sledgehammer This bamboo flute sound is readily identifiable by the sudden upward pitch-bend at the end of the note. Orchestra hits. Owner of a lonely heart A brilliant idea the first time they were used by Art of Noise?
Malcolm McLaren? We forget , these stabbing samples of exuberant orchestras become gritty and doubly annoying when transposed. Roland D Soundtrack. Violet A simple yet irresistible sound, Soundtrack is a chorused, filter-swept, sawtooth fifth. D DigitalNativeDance. He must have liked his D, because he also used the Fantasia preset on the song "Cold Metal Rhythm. D Fantasia. Fantasia An evocative, mysterious sound, this was an otherworldly bell layered with a synth pad.
And used with wild abandon. James Brown grunts and screams. Pan Flute. Behind the Veil. None of us are free. Korg M1 Lore The underwater windchimey thing heard on a thousand commercials. But what is it? When we used it in subsequent ROMS, it would keep getting chopped up, and when you chop up something rhythmic like that, the loop changes somewhat.
No one knows what it is. Not even the people at Korg. M1 Pole. M1 Magic Organ. Korg M1 Magic Organ A burbling, tinkling digitalian, this sample has built more pads than a mattress factory. Magic Organ will return in the ROM of an upcoming instrument. Gated Snare. High-pitched snare. She drives me crazy Possibly a reaction to the deep, space-hogging gated snare, this thin, light sound dances through untold numbers of pop tunes. Can you Fine Young Cannibals?
Overused but Not Cool Award: Stuttering sampled vocals B-b-b-b-baby! The hit "Nineteen", by Paul Hardcastle who now plays smooth jazz and is still very successful is a perfect example of this technique. Hardcastle used an Emulator II for the Vietnam documetary samples. Other examples: Over the years its sounds have been eagerly sought after by every dance music producer, and it has truly defined a genre. Roland TR All of its sounds - just like its sister, the TR, are famous: Used by everybody, its sounds are still widely used for so many different musical genres.
The Rockafeller Skank Fat Boy Slim Norman Cook and the "Big Beat" movement Propellerheads, Chemical Brothers, the Prodigy et alii were one of the first to popularize the stutter edit utilizing a software sequencer to arrange small snippets of sounds together. BT is the champ in this department. The "Pump Up The Volume" loop. The "When the levee breaks" loop. Casio VL-1 rhythms and tones. The "Genie in a bottle" bass-drum pattern.
Genie In A Bottle Very cool 16th drum bass programming in this song. The "Glory Box" loop. Scratchy vinyl noise, a melancholic string loop, a great bass, Rhodes with tremolo, wha-wha guitars. Slick people, too. Any song is going to sound nice with that dreamy loop in the background.
The original music is from Isaac Hayes. The busy s 16th-beat programmed percussion pattern. The programmed drum machine pattern, in combination with other sequenced parts, was absolutely phenomenal and ground-breaking. I wonder what equipment they used. The bass could be DX7, or maybe was obtained with a sampler? Still a great party song! Rockit Everything about this song is great: And let us not forget the Vocoder: The "Blue Monday" drum pattern.
Also used - the typical techno pizzicato very in vogue at the time. Oh Yeah From great pioneer of electronic pop Swiss band "Yello". The ARP Odyssey "biting" synth bass. Great synth bass sound! As you can tell, quite different from the Minimoog bass Their theatrics included Emerson playing a piano as it spun, suspended, end-over-end; Palmer playing on a rotating drum platform; and a Hammond organ thrown around the stage to create feedback.
Emerson often used a knife, given to him by Lemmy Kilmister who had roadied for the Nice,   to force the keys on the organ to stay down.
Emerson used a large Moog modular synthesizer on stage but it was unreliable as heat affected its sound. The album peaked at No. It is a double album with one side of an LP containing songs by each member and a fourth of group material. One of the two group tracks, " Fanfare for the Common Man ", is a cover of the same-titled orchestral piece by Aaron Copland , who gave permission to have the band release it.
Works Volume 1 was released in March and peaked at No. A single of "Fanfare for the Common Man" was released and reached No. In November , Works Volume 2 was released as a compilation of shorter tracks recorded from —76 during various album recording sessions. Three tracks from the album were released as singles: The two Works albums were supported by North American tours which lasted from May to February , spanning over dates. In , the album was repackaged with additional tracks as Works Live , and put out on video in Lake and Palmer blame Emerson for the loss as the use of an orchestra on tour was his idea.
After their —78 tour, the band discussed their next move. Emerson recalled that in order for the group to continue, "we would have to do a lot of cutting down" and considered the possibility of producing music with just a piano, bass guitar, and drums. The second side is taken up with "Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman", a four-part minute track that tells a coming of age story of a soldier during the World War II -era.
It did sell enough to be certified gold in the US for , copies sold, in January In early , Palmer attempted to organise a farewell summer tour and have the group disband at its conclusion. Due to internal problems, such as "what we should play and how we should play it", the tour never materialised.
Palmer declined to participate in a reunion as he was busy with commitments with Asia. Rumours also linked Bill Bruford to their new line-up, but he was committed to King Crimson and Earthworks.
The single "Touch and Go" went to No. In , Emerson and Palmer joined with Robert Berry to form the band 3. They released an album, To the Power of Three , in Their —93 world tours were successful, culminating in a performance at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in early that has been heavily bootlegged , but reportedly, Palmer suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome in one hand and Emerson had been treated for a repetitive stress disorder.
Emerson and Palmer eventually recovered enough to start touring again, beginning in They played in significantly smaller venues compared to their heyday sometimes fewer than people, as in Belo Horizonte , Minas Gerais, Brazil. Their last show was in San Diego, California, in August Conflicts over a new album led to another break-up. Techno , Hard Dance. House , Tech House.
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