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Options November 19, 2012: Glaring Omissions, with special guests BALBOA! and 3 full hours of synthporn
all pics by the great Jeff Moore. Link takes you to the full gallery!

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Conrad Schnitzler  Side A (excerpt)   Options CONcert  1985     
Tonto's Expanding Head Band  Jetsex   Options Zero Time      0:02:42 (Pop‑up)
Klaus Schulze  Frank Herbert   Options "x"      0:06:39 (Pop‑up)
Patrick Burke  Factory Melody   Options Pollution    ex-Parasites of the Western World  0:17:03 (Pop‑up)
Silver Apples  I Have Known Love   Options S/t      0:20:35 (Pop‑up)
Severed Heads  Phantasized Persecutory Breast   Options Come Visit the Big Bigot      0:24:31 (Pop‑up)
Gelbart  Tekno A   Options 7"      0:27:20 (Pop‑up)
Kraftwerk  Antenna   Options Radioactivity      0:30:36 (Pop‑up)
Zombie Zombie  Escape from LA   Options Plays John Carpenter      0:34:22 (Pop‑up)
Jahiliyya Fields  Ocean Mom   Options Unicursal Hexigram      0:37:50 (Pop‑up)
Brunst  Live at Ryds Herrgård   Options Rrröster      0:45:15 (Pop‑up)
Wendy Carlos  March From A Clockwork Orange (9th Symphony, Fourth Movement, Abridged) (exc)   Options sdtk, "A Clockwork Orange"      0:46:49 (Pop‑up)
Roger Powell, Dave Fredericks & Harry Coon  The ARP Family of Synthesizers   Options promotional 7"      0:51:16 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Mikael Jorgensen & Greg O'Keeffe 

Armz   Options




0:58:33 (Pop‑up)
a live set from Balboa! Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and tech genius Travis Thatcher fill WFMU's Love Room with an ungodly array of vintage, modern and homemade synths, sequencers, filters, triggers, drum machines, and patchbays, and they do it with style, sensitivity and major know-how. From EMS-synthis to iPad apps, it's 1971 meets 2012 and a thrilling master class in electronic music history in between. All songs are from their forthcoming release "Songs For Sexting", and the titles are indeed ACTUAL SEXTS! See if you can decipher them.
Balboa  PIR   Options live on WFMU      1:06:23 (Pop‑up)
Balboa  LMIRL   Options live on WFMU      1:20:38 (Pop‑up)
Balboa  IW2LYB   Options live on WFMU      1:37:41 (Pop‑up)
Balboa  NIFOC   Options live on WFMU      1:49:57 (Pop‑up)
Balboa / SW interview  music behind: Transmillenia Consort, Plot Zero LP   Options       2:05:21 (Pop‑up)
  Balboa's soundcloud is here. They actually played for an hour & 20 minutes today, so we had to edit it for b'cast However, very soon the entire unedited set will be available on the Free Music Archive! Look for their live set at Eyebeam on the FMA as well.
Apparat Organ Quartet  Macht Parat Den Apparat   Options Romantika EP      2:22:10 (Pop‑up)
Add N to (X)  Plug Me In   Options Add Insult To Injury      2:27:35 (Pop‑up)
LB  Ashes to Ashes   Options Pop Artificielle      2:32:58 (Pop‑up)
Tubeway Army  When the Machines Rock   Options Replicas      2:37:20 (Pop‑up)
Fondation  La Reve   Options Metamorphoses      2:40:33 (Pop‑up)
Stacian  Micro-Trauma   Options Pul 7" EP      2:43:24 (Pop‑up)
Prince Rama  Hyparxia: Welcome To The Now Age   Options Top 10 Hits of the End of the World      2:48:04 (Pop‑up)
Martin Rev  Whisper   Options Clouds of Glory      2:51:39 (Pop‑up)
Tom Cameron  SYN   Options Music To Wash Dishes By      2:55:32 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:03pm Mike East:

man, I really wanna turn some knobs.
  3:04pm Matt from Springfield:

Let's get it ON! I'm in the Moog!
  3:07pm BSI:

ah! That lovely Tonto sound... I can see this show may hurt in the best possible way. Discarding crash helmet...
  3:09pm BSI:

dude. Scott. get out of my head.
...i mean, thank you....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:10pm Scott W:

BSI! I thought we might enjoy each other's company here today
  3:12pm adam:

new Forma! new Forma! new Forma! new Forma! new Forma! new Forma! new Forma! new Forma!
  3:12pm pierre:

Hi guys !
I'm right in the middle of a battlefield (my room) and this couldn't be more appropriate.

Thanks !
  3:14pm Mike East:

Scott - I'm gonna email you a pic of what a buddy of mine has set up in the studio right next to my office at the moment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:16pm Scott W:

wishing you all the simulacrum of a fine afternoon! Mike, can't wait to see...
  3:18pm slugluv1313:

oh wow! TONTO's EXPANDING HEAD BAND!!!!!! shades of "Allison Steele, the Night Bird"! :) GO SCOTT!!!!!
  3:18pm Carmichael:

Hi Scotty, hi folkies. Excellent musical topic for today!
  3:24pm Cheri Pi:

Hey you!
  3:24pm Chris from DC:

  3:25pm Matt from Springfield:

Wow, interesting Silver Apples!
This song almost sounds like a Jesus & Mary Chain, with synth pulses instead of guitar feedback.
  3:26pm Matt from Springfield:

Oh, bonjour pierre! Bonsoir, rather.
  3:31pm Matt from Springfield:

Good ol' square waves! It's hip to be square.
I'm gonna get me some video game coins!
  3:33pm Colin in Glasgow:

Lovin it.
  3:36pm Carmichael:

The last time I bought video game tokens, I was playing Defender.
  3:38pm Dr. J.:

Keep the bleeps, the sweeps and the creeps coming.
  3:39pm BSI:

Still wrapping my brain around that zombi double LP (spirit animal) after Steve Moore played a solo set down here - it's a beastly wonder of an album, gawd...
  3:41pm J:

Gear Curious. Is that an ARP 2600 in the back? Identify the rest, please.From left to right: Boss xxx?, Moog xxx?, xxx?, xxx?(below), Akai APC 20, XXX?
  3:43pm Thomas Edison from West Orange:

The music from Gelbart reminded me of Scary Monsters by David Bowie. I had to look it up so see who was first... Seems Gelbart is more current so I guess his influence was Bowie.
  3:44pm BSI:

well that's a Critter & Guitari "pocket piano" foreground-left (behind iPhone), a very fun little thing. Desperately interested in that pegboard synth dealie to the right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:47pm Scott W:

J, yes indeed it is an ARP panel; and what BSI said re: the pocket piano. The battleship grib dealio is the world famous EMS Synthi-A!
  3:50pm Matt from Springfield:

  3:50pm BSI:

ah, of course. The Synthi-A, which made the between-song segues in Space Ritual so..... god-blessed wonderful...
  3:51pm Ken the Scientist:

  3:53pm Chris from DC:

The glorious ninth.
  3:53pm Carmichael:

Just above the Guitari device is a standard floor unit "stomp box" normally used by guitarists. I'm guessing its for adding effects to the button piano.
  3:53pm Aner Andros:

you might want to enjoy this after the show:

  3:54pm Matt from Springfield:

Good! They included a heavily vocoded chorus of Schiller's lyrics to "Ode to Joy".
  3:54pm MD:

  3:55pm Ted:

And on the 8th day, God made the Synthi A!
  3:55pm Carmichael:

Roger Powell! Incredible musician AND programmer.
  3:55pm dcp@:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55pm Scott W:

this man lies! that wasn't an ARP, it was a Lowrey organ
  3:55pm Matt from Springfield:

Ah, this was a Baba O'ARP.
  3:56pm Carmichael:

I'm just now reading Townshend's biography Who I Am. He describes Baba O'Riley in great synth detail.
  3:56pm J:

Ha, Ha! ARP promotional 7"! That was a good one! I guess the moog is a Moogerfooger 12 stage phaser, comparing the pic with their website.
  3:56pm MD:

  3:57pm KP:

Was it the Who Sell Out or Who's Next. Make up yer mind.
  3:57pm dcp@:

ah, I gotta get that Townshend book...
  3:59pm C#:

I always thought the organ in question on "Baba O'Riley" is the Lowrey TLO-K, just like the one I learned on in the 70s and 80s.
  4:00pm jojo:

is this what is known as Synth Porn?
  4:01pm C#:

Scott, whose rig is in the pic?
  4:01pm KP:

  4:01pm Mike East:

We have the ARP String Ensemble that I've messed around with a bit.
  4:01pm KP:

  4:02pm DJKG:

this arp demo us gold!
  4:03pm KP:

I have a approximated synth recording of Wont Get Fooled Again. Not bad for basement band use.
  4:04pm tim from champaign:

Sounds like a Part 2 is needed.
  4:04pm Jeff:

If you like detailed close-ups as part of your synthporn (and who doesn't?) here are links to some bigger pictures:



  4:04pm C#:

Another great synth tune is "Charm" by Tony Banks, but I am waaay biased - I bought all his solo albums.
  4:04pm Refuse to Google It:

Roger Powell ... hmm. Wasn't he in Utopia?
  4:05pm Matt from Springfield:

Cool, "Baba O'Riley" was a Lowry organ--"treated" or processed I suppose with an ARP.
  4:06pm Carmichael:

According to Townshend, he used a Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ using its marimba repeat feature.
  4:08pm Carmichael:

More from Townshend: "I used gated Lowrey organ via EMS VCS3 gated filter. No sequencer. I got my ARP 2500 system (huge) just after I’d recorded the first few demos for Who’s Next. Baba O’Riley was a cheat. I couldn’t get the sequencers and mix-sequencers on the ARP under my fingers fast enough so I emulated sequencing and tape delays using the Marimba Arpeggiator effect on my Lowrey Berkshire."
  4:09pm Hammond Wurlitzer IX:

Never touch the FOXTROT button!
  4:09pm C#:

Many thanks for the clarification, Carmichael. My TLO-K looks even less valuable now...
  4:09pm Carmichael:

Yep, Powell was in Utopia. Korg master programmer.
  4:11pm Corfu:

Dick Hyman is surely in the bullpen somewhere.
  4:12pm Corfu:

Or, maybe, Beaver and Krause
  4:12pm tim from champaign:

I think you should do a monthly synth show, Scott. This is a lot of fun.
  4:13pm Pigeon:

Surely, the pledges are rolling in now Scotty!
  4:14pm the glowing one:

Pete Townsend tells the story:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:15pm Scott W:

Hey Pidge! Oy, I'd sure love to see some pledgey love rolling in now. Hey C#, that 1st rig was Mikael's. The one illustrating PIR is Travis's (joined by Actual Travis!). I used to have an ARP Odyssey. It was broken, in fabulous ways. Also used to have a Synthi-A, and a Micro-moog, and a Moog Source. Ohhhhhh...... all usedtabees.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16pm Scott W:

oh, thanks Tim!
  4:18pm Cheri Pi:

This is pure bliss!!
  4:21pm Pigeon:

I have a $5 yard-sale mini-synth with a sampler you scream into. Luv it! This is stuff, Scott. I hope people realize how hard it is to organize bringing artists like Balboa into FMU with all the elaborate, sensitive gear. You've gone above and beyond for this. On a side note ... wonder what the first use of synth was in pop? Dick Hyman? Here Comes The Sun? Daily/Nightly Monkees? Fascinating. Listening in Roxbury, NY.
  4:22pm Pigeon:

*good stuff
  4:22pm Carmichael:

Yaow Scott, how could you part with them?! It must have torn your heart out. I still have every guitar I ever bought. They have to be there for heavy petting, when the urge strikes me.
  4:25pm Racharoo:

LMIRL: Lick Me In Real Life?
  4:25pm J:

How don't their eyeglasses fall when they stand forward like that. Mine are similar and are always slipping. :/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:27pm Scott W:

Carm, some went the way of i-need-to-pay-rent, while others were just on longish-term loan. gaaahhhhd i miss them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:28pm Scott W:

Racharoo, you're close - 1st 2 words are off
  4:28pm C#:

Thanks for the reply, Scott. Ah, the "usedtabees"... I never had an ARP, but sometimes I miss my Sequential Circuits SixTrak, my Realistic brand Minimoog knockoff, my Magnus organ, and the days when all the keys and switches on my Lowrey worked. The TLO-K is pretty much just used for bass pedals now, and most of my synths are software these days, but I keep an SY-77 and a SPD-20 around for input.

An aside that I must get off my chest - it just isn't fair that a TG-77 lacks a disk drive.
  4:29pm Manolo:

I hope this show will never end
  4:29pm Mary Wing:

"Let's Mindfuck In Real Life"?
  4:30pm J:

Lesser Manners in Real Life
  4:30pm Mary Wing:

Or better yet: "Let's MOOGfuck In Real Life"!
  4:30pm kata:

I'm guessing it's "Let's Meet in Real Life"...
  4:33pm Mary Wing:

I haven't figured out "PIR" yet, either...
  4:33pm kata:

Penis In Reverse
  4:34pm BSI:

me likey.
  4:34pm kata:

or Reserve
  4:34pm Mary Wing:

Heh. Probe It, Rectally?
  4:34pm C#:

try urbandictionary for decoding abbreviations
  4:35pm J:

Problems In Random
  4:36pm Carmichael:

This is a naughty, naughty comments board.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36pm Scott W:

Kata got it! LMIRL, anyway. PIR, no one's even close.
  4:36pm Paul's Immense Radish:

I wonder if any of these synths feature Color-Glo™ keys?
  4:36pm ?:

Purgatory is Relentless
  4:36pm kata:

nice one MaryW~
  4:37pm jw:

Parents In Room.
  4:37pm J:

People In Remote
  4:38pm Carmichael:

Plutonium is Radioactive?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:38pm Scott W:

jw, you nailed it
  4:39pm J:

  4:39pm kata:

nice musics btw ~
  4:40pm jw:

a little TOO kinky, perhaps.
  4:41pm J:

this one's easy: I want to love your breasts
  4:41pm Mary Wing:

Louder, Scott!
  4:41pm Aner Andros:

I like this dreamy one
  4:41pm tim from champaign:

I want to lick your banjo?
  4:42pm I Want To:

Lift Your Buttress
  4:44pm BSI:

me still likey.
  4:45pm john greene:

really great show ,do you have any Tonto's Expanding Headband ? Would fit nicely. Will make pledge next week gotta have me one of them turntable tees.....

Keep up good work..... john
  4:45pm the killer:

I want to Leave You Breathless
  4:46pm J:

agree with kata, nice sounds. This one's kinky!
  4:47pm release...the Beavis!:

I Wish To Locate Yoda's Balls
  4:48pm Jim Price:

With all the train problems, i had to drive half the commute home but this music makes the drive a breeze! Excellent!!
  4:49pm kata:

LAD (laughing at desk)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:51pm Scott W:

Hey Jim! Thanks buddy. Now lay off the cancer sticks. john greene, danke mucho! Actually spun some tontos at the beginning of the show. Oh, and no one's gotten IW2LYB yet, tho J. was close
  4:53pm Mary Wing:

Ah, this one is easy: "Now I Fake Orgasm, Comrade!"
  4:54pm kata:

you are a genius MaryW !
  4:54pm Racharoo:

Never In Front Of Children?
  4:55pm J:

I Want To Love You, Bystander!
No Information From Our Command
  4:56pm Carmichael:

Love Your Body?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56pm Scott W:

it's Lick! and the B is up for grabs
  4:56pm Carmichael:

Not in Front of the Children.
  4:57pm Mary Wing:

Naked In Front Of Camera?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:57pm Scott W:

NIFOC is something I am most assuredly not right now, tho I have seen other DJs be it during their shows
  4:57pm Carmichael:

  4:57pm Mary Wing:

I Want To Lick Your Boobies?
  4:58pm Aner Andros:

what's this game everyone is playing?
  4:59pm Carmichael:

Nine Inch Full-On Cock.
  4:59pm Aner Andros:

Now in for obscene concert
  4:59pm kata:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:59pm Scott W:

Mary, the word "camera" is incorrect.
  4:59pm BSI:

Jesus Gilded Nitrogen Siezures, this is a lovely fun set. You may quote me.
  5:01pm J:

Naked In Front Of Crowd.
  5:01pm Mary Wing:

Then it must be Naked In Front Of Cameltoe.
  5:03pm release...the Beavis!:

Nasty Items Fill Oprah's Cavity
  5:06pm chris:

night is for our carnality?
  5:07pm Carmichael:

For Christmas I'm asking for a BSI random word generator!
  5:08pm BSI:

@Carmichael: send scotch and you'll probably get far more than you want...
  5:11pm BSI:

love the background track as well, btw.
all things = very groovy.
  5:13pm Beau Ring:

Ned Is Fond of Cher.

  5:15pm kata:

lovely storm here in pdx, lights are dipping and I'm kinda hoping the office loses power..
  5:17pm Wechter:

Perfect Diagonal Xylophone
  5:18pm chris:

stay warm, kata
  5:27pm Carmichael:

Hey, this Apparat stuff is primo, bruh!
  5:29pm Patrick:

Hey Scott, one of my favorite WFMU shows ever! Luther and I were stuck on the 440 for an hour and didn't mind at all.
  5:29pm KP:

It's been a while synth I've been here.
  5:30pm the glowing one:

needs more fuzz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:30pm Scott W:

Patrick! Great to hear from you pal - glad to keep you guys company.
  5:31pm Bas, NL:

Darn! Missed the Balboa set completely; was looking forward to that! Archives then..
  5:34pm C#:

Good stuff all around, Scott!
  5:38pm beza:

so gooood
  5:41pm Carmichael:

Needs more sampled cowbell.
  5:41pm KP:

This might be a rare DL show for da pod.
  5:44pm KP:

Carmichael: !
  5:46pm C#:

Wow, that Tubeway Army track was like an exhibition of all of Gary Numan's pre-Exile tropes.
  5:50pm George:

OH MY GOD!!!!!
  6:00pm Matt3:

dude you are KILLING it with this set.
  6:02pm George:

There is no way I could afford to buy all of this music.
  9:04am Stanley The Meat Mogul:

I'm not much for word games. BRB!
  9:06am Stanley The Lover Boy:

More please.
  9:07am Creepy Uncle Stanley:

I Think I Dropped My Glasses In Your Mail Tub. "ITIDMGIYMT"
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