A Casio in Iraq
Ok, not technically a synth, but check this out. It’s a Casio AT-40 with Arabic labels spotted in Iraq of all places. Via Daniel: “A casio AT-40 with arabic lettering that I spotted in Hewler/Arbil in northern Iraq in december last year. I should have bought it!” Yeah he should have. : ) Click here for the full sized shot. It does make me wonder how much, if any, electronic music is being made in Iraq. I seem to vaguely remember there being an online music site from the country. If you know of any, please do comment. I ran a quick search and I did find one artist that goes by “phreaque modi” in Baghdad. Click here for the site with full tracks. It’s inspirational to think music like this is making its way through a situation like that.
A TB-303 Birthday
Check out this TB-303 Birthday cake, also from Daniel.
“When I turned 30 one of my friends gave me this utterly nerdy cake. The colours look a bit funny but it really was gray at first. The knobs were eatable too!”
Very nice. I suddenly want a life sized Matrix-12 birthday cake.
The Kawai SX-240
Howard Jones Retro
Two performances of Howard Jones live at his 20th Anniversery Concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire. What is obviously great about this performance is the vintage analog gear. These videos are are actually great showcases of the synths as much as the songs themselves.
And finally I’ll just leave you with a collage of Dr. Who inspired videos.
Music Arcade – Radiophonic Workshop 3
Doctor Who – Corners 1987
YouTube via Tardisrules
all doctor who intro – collage of Dr. Who Intros
KLF – Dr. Who
Ok, that last video was probably stretching it a bit, but… Have a great weekend folks!
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