Open Mic: Readers Mark Mosher and Bob Tarmac responded to a recent post about the sound design of Forbidden Planet, noting that they had been obsessed and inspired by the soundtrack. And since the 50’s, there’s been a growing body of interesting and exciting electronic music that, for whatever reason, flips a switch in people’s brains, making you think “I want to do that, too”.
I know many readers were inspired by Wendy Carlos’s Switched On Bach and her music for Clockwork Orange; others by the over-the-top shredding of Keith Emerson on classics like Lucky Man; others by the Vangelis soundtrack to Blade Runner or Moroder’s 1978 (!) soundtrack to Midnight Express.
Was there a track that blew your mind when you first heard it or that flipped that switch and made you think that you needed to do electronic music, too?
Let us know what electronic music track changed your life and why – and you may introduce some readers to some great music that they don’t know about.!