In 1982 Jean-Michel Jarre published his double album “The Concerts in China”. In those days I had a run down Crumar Performer string ensemble keyboard. It was all I could afford. Full of longing en not a little bit of envy, I looked at the pictures on the inner sleeves of this album and read the liner notes. Fairlight, OBX A (Oberheim), Taurus (Moog), Prophet 5 (Sequential Circuits), and many other illustrious names from the world of synthesizers tickled my imagination. I tried to recreate the sounds of this album with my Crumar. I used borrowed guitar pedals to mangle and beef up the meagre sounds I could get from the beaten up instrument. But I could never reach the level of detail and refinement that I heard on these records. Continue reading Vinyl Talk: Jean-Michel Jarre – The Concerts in China
Vinyl has made a comeback. This has been going on for a few years now. At first it seemed a short lived fad to me, but I have to concede that there is more life to the vinyl beast than I initially thought. As a matter of fact, i joined the old school music medium train.