This video, via Gigwise, goes behind the scenes with synth supergroup Node.
Node features four music industry veterans that have taken time out from their ‘day jobs’ to indulge their passion for the iconic sounds of massive analog monster synths:
- producer and sonic legend Flood;
- producer and composer Ed Buller;
- composer & professor of music Dave Bessell; and
- Hollywood composer Mel Wesson, who has most recently provided soundscapes for Hans Zimmer’s run of blockbuster films.
Node’s latest album, Node 2, is available via Amazon & iTunes.
10 thoughts on “Behind The Scenes With Synth Supergroup Node”
Awesome, I actually woke up thinking about Node this morning and was planning on listening to their latest album again, it’s excellent.
Sorry, I thought that I was up on synth music and synth players, but I have never heard of any of these guys nor have I heard of Node.
You’ll definitely know Flood’s work – he’s produced 2 of Depeche Mode’s biggest selling albums.
also produced “pretty hate machine” from NIN, i think.. or maybe just “head like a hole”
If you’ve never heard of Flood you definitely need to brush up on your “synth music” knowledge. I almost envy you as there’s so much to discover.
Imagine a world where tangerine dream didn’t tank after 1985.
And then go out and buy everything you can find by node and red shift.
I’ve never heard of any of these guys.
Node’s latest album is excellent, and Flood is almost legendary in his work with various artists in a production capacity. While the other names may be less recognizable, you’ve only too look at the bodies of work to realize this is a top drawer team creating top drawer sounds for us to listen to. Not everyone obsessively reads “liner notes” or the electronic versions we have to look for today, so I get not knowing the names!
There is a sense of production on this recording that is hard to find, and the texturing of the sonic stage is complex and nuanced. It’s one of a very short list of ‘albums’ I’d love to listen to in an isolation chamber for sheer audio experience.
There’s a good chance if http://i0.wp.com/www.synthtopia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/node-2-modular.jpg makes you drool you’ll love listening.
yeh, Node is pretty much the quintessence of berlin school stuff.. but they take it to another level, they invent a new genre
It’s quite sad to see so many synthesizer enthusiasts who haven’t heard of Node, since most of the mjor periodicals gave a fair bit of coverage to the release of Node 2. Don’t you guys read? That album is one of the most astounding albums of the last 40 years, of ANY genre, if you ask me. I put it right next to Dark Side of the Moon and/or Wish You Were Here in a fair number of playlists, and those are 2 of my favourite albums of all time. It is an ALBUM, however, and not something that can be consumed out of order or one track at a time. It is one single work of art and should be treated as such.