Tuesday 8 November 2016

moog indigo

French electronic music pioneer of the mid- to late-60s and avid early-adopter of the synthesizer Jean-Jacques Perrey passed away in Lausanne late last week.
An aspiring physician in the 1930s, Perrey immediately rethought his vocational-calling after his first encounter with an electronic keyboard and embarked on a literal studio career, experimenting with remixing and splicing techniques. Many of us might recognise Perrey’s “Baroque Hoedown” as the rather arresting theme for Disney resorts’ Main Street Electrical Parades but there are dozens of others in his discography that might ignite memories. It’s well worth the research to get a sample of some of this well sampled repertoire.