Antique Electronic / Synthesizer Greats 1955 - 1984 Part 1 from Acroplane Recordings (via ninjamixdump)
Don’t be put off by the title - this isn’t a compilation as such. This mix should be considered more creative than the title suggests; in a similar way that ‘The Grey Album’ limited its sampling palette to one album, something new has been put together from a range of music limited to older electronic and synthesizer music to create something new. The results are more contemporary.
From the website:
In early 2010, what would eventually become Antique Electronic Synthesizer Greats was simply a concept for a live set. Fluorescent Grey, aka Robbie Martin, cut almost a thousand tiny samples and loops from works dating from 1955 to 1984, limiting his sources to strictly electronic and/or synthesized recordings. His rules allowed for non-synthesized compositions (e.g., Delia Derbyshire’s tape cutting based tones) as well as synthesizer audio of any kind, including the Hammond Novachord. And far from simply a stolen sample collage, or meta-mash-up project, Robbie wanted to allow the mix he composed to preserve and highlight the eras’ best sounds in a comprehensive backdrop. Some of those painstakingly found and excised snippets may be all but indiscernible to most, while some tease with their familiarity (Depeche Mode bass drum? YMO hi hat?), and some are nakedly in homage (synth lines from Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder). All are as playful as the puzzling track names, one of the most obvious of which are pieces that re-imagine the sound of John Carpenter’s best synth-centric movie scores. From the uneasy sounds of horror to the sweet spot of vintage synth-pop and industrial, to the brief satisfyingly bizarre vocal cameos by Alan Vega and a Spanish industrial/noise outfit, it runs the gamut of its chosen time period exhaustively. [More Here]
If you like the mix and want to download it, or want to find out more about it, you can find these at the Acroplane Recordings website