The Motherload Of Spaced Out Moog Music

Funky radio station WFMU has the motherload of Switched On Space Age Mooged Out synth music available for download as MP3s:

In a time of nearly uniformly bad news, Obama’s election is certainly a good reason to rejoice, and what would a celebration be without a good dose of Space Age Moog music?

o today I offer a mix that surfaced some years ago on the Internet for a short time, the compilation Switched-On Basic Hip. Who could resist a computer singing “I Walk The Line”, or Hugo Montenegro doing the Neil Diamond classic “Porcupine Pie”? It also features one of my favorite Walter Carlos tracks, the Burt Bacharach cover “What’s New Pussycat.”

Here are a few examples:

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This is the sort of music people were making when Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, Brian Eno created music that’s influenced a generation of synth freaks since.

Amazing, isn’t it?

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