McKechnie, Doug - San Francisco Moog: 1968-72 | RECORD STORE DAY

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San Francisco Moog: 1968-72
Artist: McKechnie, Doug
Format: CD


Label: VG+ Records
Rel. Date: 04/14/2023
UPC: 795154138920

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In 1968, Bay Area native Doug McKechnie got hold of one the very first modular Moog synthesizers ever made and began finding his own way to play it. Soon, he was hauling the finicky instrument around to perform improvised concerts at colleges and psychedelic ballrooms, as well as an ill-fated appearance on the bill at Altamont. Some of the performances were recorded, and the surviving tapes-never before released-capture a free-flowing, transportive sound that fills in the gap between the austere mid-century academic avant garde and the expansive cosmic suites of Tangerine Dream and the rest of the Berlin School in the '70s."These pieces represent amazingly fully formed early approaches to the very idea of musical synthesis... arresting even to modern ears." -Goldmine "Presages both Tangerine Dream's soundtracks and, in it's most grimy moments, Acid Tracks." -The Wire