One of the great synth-pop scores of the 80s has to be John Harrison's Day of the Dead. Rich, warm analog synth sounds pulse away with menace and whimsy. It's a great listen if you can find a copy. For such a big and diverse sound it's surprising the paucity of the synth gear Mr. Harrison used to create it:
Of course, Trent Reznor created the first (and best) Nine Inch Nails album using largely just one board: an Emax Emulator sampler. There really is something to having less gear. Really focusing in on a few choice instruments and getting the most out of them.
By Fitz - 6/20/2009 | Permalink