Saturday Synth Porn: Chrome Brulée is a collective, consisting of Robert Magnet, Ricky Sunset, Tony Johnson, Achim Shredlove, Simon Mayhem & Club Cannibal, that makes music that’s an ode to the golden days of chrome cassettes.
Their promo video brings back the 80’s awesome – vintage synths, cheesy video effects and vague sci fi themes – without the goofy hair:
In a world where music has become irrelevant, in a time where quantity comes over quality…a new force rises from within…armed with magic machines of ancient times…driven by pure passion and devotion…..fueled by the craft and skills of their forefathers….they will fight to make music free again…they will rage until the spirits of old will have their revenge….they go by the name….Chrome Brulee.
Rob Puricelli has been working with the new UVI Emulation II Sample Library, which recreates the 80s sounds of the Emulator II and Drumulator.
So, is this one of the best Emulator emulations out there? I’d have to say yes.
I’m an Emulator fan. I’m an 80?s fan. I’m also a big lover of simple yet powerful interfaces that support the creative process, not hinder it. If you plonk me in front of an over elaborate, beautifully scripted interface, I’ll marvel at it’s beauty but will be stumped by the complexity.
I’m here to make music with sounds. I want power and control but I don’t want to read a 6 inch think manual or require a degree to operate it. I want clear, attractive controls, simple intuitive navigation and above all else, superb sonics and patches that inspire.
On all these counts, Emulation II, and it’s free drum based partner, is a hands down winner.
This vintage video captures Thomas Dolby explaining how synthesis works on The Ghost of Faffner Hall, a children’s show about music that aired in 1989.
Other guests on the show included Ry Cooder, Mark Knopfler, Joni Mitchell, Patrick Moraz and the Gil Evans Orchestra.