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i’ve been listening to some old new records in the past couple of days, one of which if the sledgehammer single by peter gabriel, which has a wicked extended intro.  awesome.

that’s all - genesis

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home by the sea - genesis

a great synthy song of the 80s

so i finally have some time to collect my thoughts a bit and write.  i have one more final, and then i’m free of school work for about two weeks before i fly away and start it all over again, but at least i’ll be foreign this time, and it won’t be related to what is pictured.  finals seem to always make me more glad that the class is over than anything because of the stress involved with the two weeks before finals, and then finals week itself.  so regardless of how i felt i did, unless i nearly failed, i’m always glad to be done and away from that work.  finishing finals never ceases to feel great.  of course, it always feels better when you know you nailed the final, but i find that that’s getting more and more impossible to do given the type of work i’ve been doing.  it’s always possible to feel great after a test and then get it back a week later and realize you got a 5 percent.

if you can’t tell by my other posts, i’ve had an increased fascination with synthesis in music.  maybe it’s because i grew up hearing 80s music, or maybe it’s my new found love of frankmusik, but i just love the darn things.  a keyboard covered in nobs with infinite possibilities is just too cool.  i think fate landed me in electrical engineering because it’s been perfect.  the connections between what we learn about circuits and how that affects waves, which is basically sounds, is incredible.  if i had to built an audio system tomorrow it might not be impossible for me to figure out.  that’s really exciting to me.  my major and my passions have somewhat met up in a weird way.

your daily synthesizer.

haven’t tumbled in a few days, so i thought i’d put up something that everyone enjoys.

the roland d-50/550.  just because all synths are awesome.

was just listening to this song and i was reminded of how cool the video is.  the synthesizers on this track are brilliant.  they really build a certain feeling that works beautifully with the lyrics of the song.  the video also plays into the theme as well.  if you’ve ever seen keane live, they often close their show with this song.

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the con - tegan and sara

this has been one of my favorite jams lately.

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