The second in our series of compilations exploring the depths of the current synth music scene in North America emerges from the fog. Eleven of the finest synth-wielding acts in the Bay Area.
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The full tracklist & credits follow.
Vol 1: Portland is available here:
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Group Rhoda - "Fire"
Off the album: Out of Time - Out of Touch
Forthcoming album: 12th House
Gear: analog woodwind instruments, shitty casio, and running shoes.
Seacrypt - "Paper Horses"
Paul Sutfin - Prophet 600
Michael Buchanan - MFOS Soundlab, Marion MSR2, 606, Tama Techstar
Chelsea Friedman- Korg Poly 61, Vocals
Recorded at the Katabatik Compound in Oakland
Total Accomplishment & SEVE - "The Zone"
Written and recorded live at The Red Lodge, Oakland in February 2012. Symbiosis accomplished with Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Roland Juno-106, Roland SH-101, Waldorf Attack, Max/MSP, Ethanol, Caffeine, Nicotine & delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.
Thanks to SEVE, Remy Marc & Ben Tundra. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
FEZANT - "Animal"
Zeina Nasr and Stefan Smith
Design (DSGN) - "EXYZ"
by A. Ferreira and C. Atabek
recorded live to MiniDisk, spring 2008
casio sk-1, roland mc-09, behringer djx700, yamaha pss-480
Ssleeping DesiresS - "Tears"
Ssleeping DesiresS is Gabriel Aa. Ramos.
"Tears" recorded March 2012 with: TR707, Microkorg, Alpha Juno 1, Davis contact mic, Panasonic 1/4" tape machine. Forthcoming EP on NOVEMBR records coming out November 2012.
Black Jeans - "Overgrown Grief"
Album forthcoming on Tundra Dubs
Brandon Nickell - "Proclus (Version)"
Alternate version of 'Proclus', originally written and recorded live by Brandon Nickell, 2011.
Recorded with the Sequential Circuits Pro One and Elektron Machinedrum.
Muscle Drum - "The Dream Game"
Loft - "Irving Park"
Nathaniel Murphy: Arp Omni 2, Moog Sonic Six
Travis Thatcher: Roland SH09, Korg MS20, 707, Space Echo
Thanks: Jeff, Mikael
recompas.com / seehrs.com
Uncanny Valley - "Rising"
Uncanny Valley is Natalee Decker, Kelsey McCurdy, and Joey Casio. This version of "Rising" was recorded and mixed by Micheal Wood. An alternate version appears on the "Speaking in Prosthetic Tongues" tape available now on Night People. UV can be reached at email@example.com
Curated by Ben Versluis (of Tundra Dubs) & Remy Marc
Mastered by Ben Versluis
Art by the Oriental Picture Factory & Remy Marc
Design by Remy Marc