Moog: A History in Recordings–Early Moog Jazz by Thom Holmes

Jazz Embraces the Moog Synthesizer By Thom Holmes Jazz was one of the last major genres of music to embrace the synthesizer. What made it possible for synthesizers to finally thrive in jazz was portability—the availability of portable performance instruments … Continued

Moog: A History in Recordings—Not a Moog

Not-a-Moog—Early Recordings Often Mistaken for a Moog (and Other Intriguing Cases) Last month, I offered a list of the very first ten commercial recordings to feature the Moog Modular Synthesizer. There are numerous other recordings from this same timeframe that … Continued

Moog: A History in Recordings by Thom Holmes

Guest blogger Thom Holmes explores how technology and musical artistry influence one another Some questions about electronic music are best answered historically. What qualities make electronic music inherently different than other music? Where did the idea originate to compose using … Continued