What if you wanted to play Moogfest really bad, but Moogfest didn’t call? No, I mean really bad – like you started a band with this very dream in mind, outfitted your studio with nearly everything Moog makes, and put on a shameless amount of Moog-logo gear, just in the hopes of getting the booking.
If you still couldn’t make it onto the bill at that point, well, I guess you’d have to actually write a song explaining your plight, upload it to YouTube, and hope it went viral. This is the Internet age, after all.
That’s what the band Synthetic Things have done. And somehow… well, somehow this song can pull at our heart strings. Maybe it’s because we’ve all been there (even some fairly famous artists), unable to get that booking we badly want. Maybe it’s that the song is kind of catchy. Or maybe it’s just because we’re a sucker for gear pr0n.
Whatever the reason, well, enjoy! And, for the record, I’m speaking at Moogfest, but I’m not playing, either… I sense an unscheduled jam coming on somewhere.
Certainly, these guys have some extra gear to bring:
We actually started this band almost exclusively to play at MoogFest because we are such synth geeks, and it would mean a lot to us. This is a tribute as much as a plea.
Moog Voyager running through Mooger Foogers: MF-103 Phaser, MF-104m Delay, MF-107 FeqBox, CP-251, VX-351 – For glide riffs.
Moog Little Phatty, Green w/ white logo (one of a kind). – Intro FX, Happy Synth, pad line, and bass extras.
DSI Tempest – All drums.
Elektron Analog FOUR – Bass riff & Synth hit pattern.
Moog MiniTaur – Big modulated bottom.
AniMoog – Pad line double.
Alesis Andromeda: Big Wet Arp FX
Boss SE-70 controlled by a Moog SubPhatty – Vocoder.
Special Thanks to Pete Carty, Chris Martin, Trey Counce, and Jim Rogers.
The band is Knoxville’s Tim Koon & Mitch Thomas, self-described as “the exciting electronic pop sensation from America, destined to take the place of your current favorite musical artist.” Indeed.
Dear Moogfest: seriously, book these guys next year.
Nice studio, too (not only Moog gear, so perhaps other festivals will work?):