Reader Alex Ketzer sent word about a new compilation album, Rumble When Bumble, that features tracks that were all made using just the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer:
We at the cologne based collective NOORDEN released a compilation with 16 tracks by 16 artists called Rumble When Bumble. All tracks are made only using the incredible OP-1-synth made by Teenage Engineering. More than half of these tracks are exclusively on this compilation. Contributing artists are e.g. duke slammer, virtual flannel, yellow tangerine, jogging house, dataline, bitapart and more.
Besides the digital release, we produced a limited edition CD in a handmade digipak including a 40-pages-fanzine with small artists-interviews and quotes about the OP-1 as well as artworks made by the musicians.
These sort of compilations are great to see. If you’re already interested in the synth, it gives you a better feel for its capabilities, and if you’re already an owner, it offers inspiration.
You can preview the compilation above and download it at Noorden.bandcamp.com.