My synth odyssey continues. Thanks for all the suggestions.
There’s a real mixed bag isn’t there?
Stuff where the synth is like an afterthought to a traditional pop/rock song, where a real instrument would have suited better (like the Lloyd Cole above).
Then there’s the stuff where it’s absolutely integral- ‘Are Friends Electric’ is a good example.
There’s a lot where you can tell the musicians are really trying to do something different, but the tech is either do basic, or the utilisation so inept, that by today’s standards it just fails.
Today’s ‘bedroom musician’ has so much more available, and listening to soundcloud etc they are using it well; the diy punk ethic lives on, but sounds very different in 2018 than in 1978.
I’m going to start a thread on production techniques if anyone is interested.
Please keep adding to this one though, if you’ve got any synth suggestions.
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