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Syn & Synthesizers: Fake 70s-era pr0n magazines for men who love their synths
12.24.2014
12:46 pm
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I’ve seen these amusing synth / nudie mag images floating around Tumblr and Pinterest for sometime now, but never knew who was behind them. Now I know: Artist Rachel Laine created these fictious “naughty” magazine covers for the Bedroom Cassette Masters project. (Music in-the-style-of lo-fi, cassette-based, bedroom-recorded demos.)

I was asked to imagine a series of seventies-era magazines aimed at young men seriously into synthesizers and electronic organs which would all betray their sexist origins by their covers!

Damn, I really wish these were the real deal. I’d be on eBay buying ‘em up in 3…2…1…

Titles and article text written by Simon Holland (the mastermind behind the project) and Dave Williams. 


 

 
More after the jump…
 

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Posted by Tara McGinley
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12.24.2014
12:46 pm
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Tangerine Dreamy! It’s ‘Sexy Men Of The Synthesizer’
03.27.2013
12:38 pm
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Hey folks, check out these sexalicious muso hunks fingering and fiddling with their simply enormous knobs! Like Geddy Lee, they are guaranteed to give you a rush!

In a word: PHWOAR…
 
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Keith “Beefcake” Emerson!
 
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Udo Hanten - he could have put somone’s eye out!
 
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Tangerine Dreamy!
 
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And yes, that’s a Philip Glass cum face.
 
Lots more pics, to satisfy all your synth/hunk needs, can be found at Sexy Men Of The Synthesizer on Tumblr.

Thanks Freddy!

Posted by Niall O'Conghaile
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03.27.2013
12:38 pm
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A mini-doc about the Minimoog
05.06.2011
01:04 pm
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Here’s a cute lil’ doc about the origins and early use of the wondrous Minimoog from the company that brought it into existence. It’s so very easy to take for granted today but this was the very first synth to have a built-in keyboard. I was fascinated to learn that its signature tone, the thing that allows it to cut through any musical setting it’s used in was an unintended excess of overdrive. Credit Moog for realizing what a brilliant mistake they had made and not changing it.
 

 
Bonus: Two of my favorite funky Minimoog workouts, firstly it’s The Harlem Buck Dance Strut from Les McCann’s 1973 LP Layers:

 

And here’s crooner Marvin Gaye bringing you some Minimoog (or is that an Arp Odyssey ?) magic on After The Dance (instrumental) from his brilliant and under rated 1976 LP I Want You:

Posted by Brad Laner
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05.06.2011
01:04 pm
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Want: Tiny Korg Synthesizer
03.24.2010
04:54 pm
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Excuse me while I totally geek out. Oh dear. It’s so tiny! I need five of them to start a tiny band with immediately. Only 85 clams. The same circuitry as the classic MS series !, External signal in !! Hackable !!! August come soon, Arrrgh!
 

 
Thx Dave Madden via Create Digital Music

 

Posted by Brad Laner
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03.24.2010
04:54 pm
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