I love learning new things. It’s common for me to suddenly become interested in a particular topic and just fall down the rabbit hole, reading, watching and listening to everything I can about it.
Lately, I’ve been reading up on the history of electronic music. More specifically, I’ve been learning a lot more about synthesizers and rhythm machines of the 1970s & 1980s. Since I grew up playing a LOT of classical piano, I largely ignored these synths and drum machines the first time around. Admittedly, some of the music from the era sounds a bit dated, but at the time it was something very new. (I would be a bad li’l blogger if I didn’t give a tip of the hat to the amazing synth-oriented blog at Matrixsynth. They have really helped me get all learned up goodly.)
I now have a greater appreciation of the experimentation going on at the time. As a result, I’m playing around with a lot of the sounds and will be posting some new stuff soon.
I can only hope it won’t all sound like this:
I’m also trying to figure out a way to purchase THIS thing and sneak it into the house without waking the baby and/or ending the marriage. I’m sure it’ll be fine.
photo courtesy of Matrixsynth