Part 1: The Roland D-50 Certain instruments can be claimed to have defined an era in music. In the 1980s, the Japanese synthesizer manufacturer, Roland created a unique-sounding digital synthesizer that was destined to appear on countless hit records, soundtracks and genres. Musically and sonically, it became synonymous with its era. I’ll describe the impactContinue reading “Two into one DOES go! Or How I built myself a Roland D-50 Synthesizer”
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Five Albums that have stayed with me for Decades
I posted recently about Adele having taken a stand against the use of shuffling to protect the integrity and sequence of tracks on her albums so her listeners would hear her albums the way she intended. That caused me to think about the album as an art form, rather than just being a carrier bagContinue reading “Five Albums that have stayed with me for Decades”
Adele – saviour of the album as an art form?
Artists and record producers invest a great deal of creativity, thought and work into the creation of their albums. The order of songs or instrumentals on an album is an important element of the flow and progression of the musical and narrative themes the artist is communicating. In many ways, an album tells a storyContinue reading “Adele – saviour of the album as an art form?”