Forget the Cold War, this video – via Marko Ettlich at Retrosound – pits the raw firepower of the US Moog Minimoog synthesizer against the military grade design of the Russian Polivoks synthesizer.
Yes – it’s a analog synth war……
Ettlich unleashes an apocalyptic bass barrage, starting with a first strike from the Minimoog and matching it with a Polivoks response strong enough to tear down walls.
The only détente to be found here is on the mod wheels.
The synth war escalates with massive dual-oscillator Moog filter sweeps – nearly enough to disrupt the balance of power. But the Polivoks delivers an earth-shaking response that refuses to be contained.
Fortunately, before you have to say “cancel the Olympics”, Ettlich demonstrates what happens when these cold war classics work together – it’s mutually assured synthstruction. Duck and cover, kids!
Check out the video and let us know what you think! Meanwhile – we have a missile gap in our synth studio to address…