Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Synthfest '10



Last week my brother and I did a little trip down memory lane and went to a Jarre gig in town...

Now here's a childhood icon of ours, mostly responsible for my long lasting obsession about all things electronic, and since he went back from the nonsensical 1990's/2000's to old school 1970's/early 1980's electro concerts, we were expecting an analog synth festival, and boy that's what we've got.

As seen or heard, on stage were : a modular Moog, several EMS synths, not one but two Synthex, a CS80 (or was it a CS60?), and several other analogues I couldn't quite identify, but also some digital mythical beasts, like the Roland JD800, and I'm pretty sure I've heard a Roland D50 as well.

So, great gig, great lightshow, and yes, if you still have to ask, the laser harp really works.

4 comments:

John Fisher said...

looks like synth heaven! hope to catch him out here sometime.

khoral said...

It was quite a show for the synth geek, I tells ya

angol said...

This greatest hits retro tour of Jarre is still on. I attended the opening gig in Hungary and it was amazing both visually and musically just as the Oxygene tour a year before. He is working on a new album with use of these vintage synths.

khoral said...

Great gig for sure and indeed an album in that vein would be most interesting.