Dick Hyman ‎– Moog - The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman

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Command ‎– COM 938-S, Command ‎– 938-S
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
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Tracklist

A1 The Topless Dancers Of Corfu 3:01
A2 The Legend Of Johnny Pot 2:04
A3 The Moog And Me 3:00
A4 Tap Dance In The Memory Banks 2:30
A5 Four Duets In Odd Meter 4:28
B1 The Minotaur 8:26
B2 Total Bells And Tony 2:01
B3 Improvisation In Fourths 2:24
B4 Evening Thoughts 3:20

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): 938-SA-1SS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): 938-SB-1SS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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winchrecords

winchrecords

February 2, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Space age lounge. Playful and silly and dated. Great fun. Great stuff. He offers plenty of variety, sometimes even backed by a "robot instrument" and even gets kind of adventurous at times, the sound sometimes foreshadowing elements of electronic music from the future, and not just in the obvious ways. Moog fans will want this.
thebends2012

thebends2012

July 12, 2014
Great fun album I just found today on a chilean pressing (not-gatefold) from 1969.
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

March 1, 2014

I've mixed this album with techno, beatmatching The Minotaur with a Hawtin record.
For actual humans. And they danced.

BOLD music. Kinda druggy.
dsyn2spin

dsyn2spin

January 5, 2014

This album rules!! that's all I have to say about it.
jazzliscious

jazzliscious

July 11, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

Most listeners of electronic music and "techno" probably aren't as passionate about the movement as I am and therefore may not see it this way, but I feel this was a hugely pioneering effort that quite possibly could have fueled the fire that became (much later) "techno". The fact that robot drum beats comprised the foundation of the best tracks and repetitive basslines (ostinatos by any other name) dominated the tracks are the reason that lovers of techno oughtta check this album out. Live keyboard work does not keep this from being "techno" either - a fact that was proven later - by many "house" artists and early "techno" pioneers. And even live drums on a couple tracks just widened the scope of the artistic aspects of this album. Lovers of music should be able to enjoy this too, as it is not so entirely "electronic" in nature. The synthesizer is in fact a very expressive MUSICAL instrument, contrary to the folklore of decades of synth-haters who claim it to be too robotic and not musical. Check this album out and feel the diversity of its approach. Very electronic yet so live and organic. In other words - VERY COOL!