Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Yep, more Germanism. Tonight its Radio Waves, a bootleg by Can I picked up years ago. But don't fear. Since I listened to some Tangerine Dream after making last night's post chances are I'll drag out something non German tomorrow and not comment on it.

One of the mysteries of Can is Irmin Schmidt's Alpha 77, an analog doohickie. I've never really gotten a clear description of it, and the only picture I've seen online is too small to really tell me much. Sometimes its refered to as a synth, but I suspect its closer to an effects device. In any case much of the keyboard stuff heard on Can recordings is actually Farfisa organ and electronic piano.

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