This video, via NeoKitschMusic, captures a NeoKitsch – 1950’s Sci-Fi music with Theremin and other continuous pitch instruments synth improvisation.
This improvisation tries to recreate the sound of the 1950’s Science Fiction movie soundtrack using continuos pitch instruments as well as looking into other ‘victims of spoof’ genres such as 1950’s Hawaiian music, in which this particular piece was not inspired by the traditional, religious music of the native Hawaiians, but by the ‘Kitsch’, franchise hungry invasion of the ‘pleasure island’ at that time. This time however, extra-terestials are doing the invading! Now that’s Neo-Kitsch!
The Folktek ‘Folkchord’, a circuit bent Omnichord OM-84 is being used to create different overtones and textures within the B minor scale, and the Folktek ‘Micro Garden’ finds its way into this improvisation too! Also being used is the Roland MC-808 Groovebox Synth, Moogerfooger Low Pass Filter, Moog Etherwave Theremin, Vintage Lap Steel Guitar, and of course, the studio favourite, the Haken Continuum Fingerboard.
This piece is part of the Sawaii-Fi project which NeoKitsch has been developing over the last year. It is a fusion genre where Hawaiian and Science Fiction music meet. If you want to find out more about the Sawaii-Fi project, visit www.sawaii-fi.com or if you would like to chat to NeoKitsch about submitting your own Sawaii-Fi piece, then send us an email at: [email protected]
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