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Any Jam and Spoon love? Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 26th June 2014
Originally Posted by bil_g View Post
Yep, reading too much into it... Were you the "oddball" with a bunch of Nirvana wannabes or was there a diverse lineup? The last one I was involved in(89), I was just the guy who had to go out on stage and press a footpedal to start the drum track on the MMT-8 for the next song. They were kind of a mopey goth band with no drummer. The drums were from a K1, of all things...through the PA overhead. They came in third, which wasn't terrible considering all the rest were pretty much hair metal bands.
I was definitely the only one at my school doing electronic music like that at that time - I'd have to dig out an old yearbook to be certain, but there was plenty of grunge and Radiohead and...hmmm, Oasis had probably washed ashore by that point too. I did a couple of other covers during lunchtime performances in the cafeteria - Bizarre Love Triangle and Groove Is In The Heart if memory serves - I guess I had a knack for finding singers who wanted to do their thing over a dance track.

It was funny though, all the artsy and music kids (who didn't have a clue) thought what I was doing was cool, but I got no respect from the ravers.
Old 26th June 2014
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Stella was THE tune summer 91 in Ibiza... hazy memories of the terrace at Space on a Sunday morning!
Old 26th June 2014
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Originally Posted by BattleAndroid View Post
It was funny though, all the artsy and music kids (who didn't have a clue) thought what I was doing was cool, but I got no respect from the ravers.
Heh, figures.
Old 26th June 2014
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Tripomatic Fairytales - what a double album!

Beautifully-produced music that has really stood the test of time, unlike a lot of other 90's dross.

This thread is indeed poignant, as: "Markus Löffel (aka Spoon) died of a heart attack in his Berlin flat, on 11 January 2006 at the age of 39." (Wikipedia)

His amazing music lives on - this track probably being my absolute favourite:

Old 26th June 2014
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Originally Posted by Hjelmevold View Post
In the early 90's, there was a divide between those who could afford huge digital workstation synths (M1/Wavestation/SY99/JD800/K2000...) and those who were stuck using older, less fancy synths - digital or analog, and cheap samplers. The "lust for analog" had not really gained momentum yet. Based on what I can hear from their sound, I think they Jam & Spoon were too busy being creative with workstations and other high-end digital gear, so there wasn't really much need for analog synths. But it sounds like they did use a 303 on some tracks...
In the early 90's when Jam El Mar was already an established figure behind the scenes and A&R for Sony Music Germany (if I remember correctly) his studio was packed with all kinds of stuff. From System 100, everything Roland with a '0' in the middle, Korg etc. to 'newer' digital stuff, he had it all. If you listen closely you hear it's a pretty 'hybrid' kind of sound. Imho the stella(r) production & mixing fools ppl into thinking it's all digital.
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Well said, AdilletteMan.
Old 30th June 2014
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can anyone hears if this is a JD800? sounds so Jupiter8...;

I tried to make those strings on my OBXa and Oberheim is more moving and less stable, I like more the obie-warmer strings but those are also verry impressive....
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