Producer/composer Simon James, aka Corky Burger, has produced over an hour celebrating Bob Moog. Dr. Moog’s voice booms over a rich and wildly eclectic mix of music built on his instruments, interspersed by the voiceover from an old Moog Music demo piece. The timbral variety that results speaks volumes. While the mainstream press in their obituaries for Dr. Moog last year sometimes described his analog synths as outmoded or dated, these sounds are actually becoming more familiar to our ears over time, not less. With Moog still producing new instruments (Little Phatty, Moog Voyager), software emulations of the classic models, and virtually every software and hardware instrument deeply impacted by his designs, Bob is alive everywhere you look.

Simon writes:

Hope you enjoy the show and pardon the seriousness of the intro, on reflection I could have been a bit more celebratory in tone. It was sad when Bob Moog passed away but the show celebrates his life.

And before we get too serious, let’s admit it: we’re glad we get to live in an age where Nancy Sinatra’s Daytripper was covered on Moog synths.

Totally Radio: A Bob Moog Celebration

For shorter musical moments, Simon (“Corky”) has an extensive collection of Moog ringtones, so you can keep those Moog sounds ringing everywhere you go. Simon has also produced the fantastic Welcome to Mars podcast, filled with wall-to-wall Moog Voyager sounds.

You can download CDM’s own Moog Voyager ring tone, created by Corky, here:

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And, of course, Moog Music yesterday remembered their namesake with their 20-second Moment of Moog:

Moment of Moog

Composer Ken Soper reflects, “These sounds remind me that Bob, like the Minimoog Voyager, is alive.â€Â?

  • http://www.simonsound.co.uk simon

    Hi, just thought I'd make the playlist for the show available if anyone wanted it.

    Walter Carlos, Spring, Columbia Records

    Richard Hayman, The Windmills of Your Mind, Command records

    Walter Carlos, Sinfonia to Cantata no 29, CBS

    Tomita, The Earth – A Hollow Vessel, RCA

    Gershon Kingsley, Did You Ever Take a Journey, Audio Fideltiy Records

    Chris Swanson, Snow, n/a

    Dick Hyman, The Minotaur, Command

    Circulus, My Body is Made of Sunlight, Rise Above Records

    C&K Vocal, Generace, Supraphon

    Emerson Lake and Palmer, Lucky Man, Island

    The Moog Machine, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine in, CBS

    Marty Gold, Day Tripper, AVCO Embassy

    Hugo Montenegro, You Got it Bad Girl, BMG

    Clara Rockmore, Swan, n/a

    Walter Carlos, Winter, Columbia Records

    Dick Hyman, The Moog and Me, Command records

    Devo, Mongoloid, Warner

    Herbie Hancock, Earth Beat, CBS

    Klaus Schulze, Mind Phaser, Bomb Records

    I've got so many Moog records that maybe I will do a celebration every year. I'm actually working on a classic electronics megamix, but thats another story…

    Simon

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