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Space age era of interesting synth music.
Old 16th April 2012
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Space age era of interesting synth music.

Fasten the seat belts and take a ride into these space age stuff I often find so interesting:














and the... ahh... classic:

Old 16th April 2012
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This is great. I wonder where these detailed and organic electronic sounds went in 2012.
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I just picked up that Space Art album over the weekend.

Who did the original version of "Onyx"? I have about half a dozen covers of this song, all from the same period, but I don't think any of them are the original.
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Fasten the seat belts and take a ride into these space age stuff I often find so interesting
I wouldn't call that type of music "Space Age"...

Space Age music is the easy listening / lounge / bachelor pad cocktail era of the '50s and '60s like Mancini, Les Baxter, Esquivel, Piero Umiliani, Hugo Montenegro, Dick Hyman, Jean Jacques Perrey etc etc. etc. It's a genre that I absolutely adore.

The music you posted is very good, but it's not Space Age
Old 16th April 2012
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I like that synth-time, my little collection =>

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I wouldn't call that type of music "Space Age"...

The music you posted is very good, but it's not Space Age
Indeed, a lot of this stuff would now considered "Cosmic Disco", which is a whole scene devoted to obscure 70s/early 80s electronic records.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Varaldo ➑️
I wouldn't call that type of music "Space Age"...

Space Age music is the easy listening / lounge / bachelor pad cocktail era of the '50s and '60s like Mancini, Les Baxter, Esquivel, Piero Umiliani, Hugo Montenegro, Dick Hyman, Jean Jacques Perrey etc etc. etc. It's a genre that I absolutely adore.

The music you posted is very good, but it's not Space Age
I didn't even know Space age is a music genre. What I mean is the space age:

"The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. "

So I mean the synth music that was inspired from the space age.
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I didn't even know Space age is a music genre. What I mean is the space age:

"The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events. "

So I mean the synth music that was inspired from the space age.
Gotcha - but yes, Space Age Pop is a long-established denomination for that type of lounge music of the '50s & '60s:

Space age pop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For the music you posted, I think it's more like Space Music...

Space music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

...or Space Synth / Space Disco

Space disco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

At the end, music is just music. Genres and labels are simply there to organize the millions of songs and styles out there...
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Droids 'Star Peace' album is worth checking out. And FWO Roulette is very Oxygene Part 4-ish.

music vids from Axxess (1983) this time (Patrick Mimran & Howard Bedman aka Chis Franke of TD)





Old 17th April 2012
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More please :D
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one of my favs ..

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I discovered this kind of music a few years ago and was totally blown away by how awesome it was.

The synths just sound so very good on a lot of it (not being horrendously overcompressed probably helps).

Here's a few more tracks I like that haven't been mentioned yet:

Rockets - "In the Black Hole"


Giorgio Moroder - "From Here to Eternity"




Cerrone - "Supernature"
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Great thread. I have nothing to add but I'm loving checking out all the music for inspiration.

Russell
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WoOoWwWwW

Mindblowingly awesome stuff you posted!

That Rockets track: In the Black Hole sounds like proto-RΓΆyksopp.

Space Art is excellent too, and I will offer their '77 track Axus to keep the ball rolling.

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Some obscure electronic music from underrated french synthesist Pierre Zalkazanov aka Zanov. His main instrumentation was the ARP2600, ARP Sequencer, EMS VCS3, RMI Harmonic Synthesizer & Korg PS3300.

You can hear the influences of Klaus Schulze & Tangerine Dream in his music. His albums are worthy of seeking out.











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A lot of the lesser-known stuff is going for crazy money now (much like the gear they used to create it). Rockets' first couple of albums got okay distribution, but it from Galaxy onward it seems they were only marketed in Europe. I think their last few albums only got released in Italy, where they were most popular.

It's a similar presentation to some of Daft Punk's visuals, but there's no retrofuturist kitsch irony here: it's the real deal, and completely sincere.
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I <3 this thread.
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A great little track from ex-Sky keyboard player Francis Monkman, his track Dawn Of An Era was used in the TV-Movie of Gerry Anderson's UFO series.




Some music from another obscure french synthesist Didier Bocquet





One from HELDON...




And a couple from Wolfgang Reichmann.

If you listen carefully to Silberland, you will hear it's a slowed down version of Kraftwerk's Metropolis (Man Machine) album also from 1978. But which album hit the shops first! Was it Kraftwerk's or Wolfgang's album? Sadly Wolfgang did not live to see the release of his album as he was stabbbed to death by a drunk.






Peak - Nightmist

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nice thread. in case you missed it, i made a thread that has some nice stuff that blends quite well with what's in here.

btw do you own a zyklus?? they sound like such inspiring machines. one just sold on vemia for over 3k ukp...
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btw do you own a zyklus?? they sound like such inspiring machines. one just sold on vemia for over 3k ukp...
Yes, I do! Sent PM.
Old 18th April 2012
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More space disco.









OT, but I've stumbled into this terrific pre-space area funk track.
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Couldn't find YouTube vids for the tracks I like on this album, but this was on heavy rotation in my bedroom throughout the 80's, great 303/606 rhythm programming... favourite tracks: Kinetiks, Deja Vu & Ascent...
http://www.discogs.com/Ian-Boddy-The...release/428782
Old 18th April 2012
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cool thread

one of my faves of this ilk.

Old 18th April 2012
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WoW! Tons of great old school music to listen to. There's some of the music there I already have on vinyls (The Magic Fly stuffs & the Giorgio Moroder excellent from here to eternity album). Thanks for posting!
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I'm not sure the two threads should be merged, this one started as a collection of interesting poppy and progressiv electronic music, and went pretty strong without the non-electronic and plain disco tracks.

I liked some of the weird disco stuff in the other thread, even posted one, but I loved most of the early additions here, and I don't see how the disco tunes without prominent synths fit here...

Old 18th April 2012
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Brian Bennett - Voyage "A Journey through discoid funk" (1978)
Francis Monkman on CS-80, Odyssey, Pro soloist et al.




Automat - Droid (1978)




Francis Monkman - Energism (1978) & Futurama (1979):




Duncan MacKay - Visa (1980):




Electronic System/Disco machine (1977):
Dan Lacksman's pre-Telex project




Alex Cima - Cosmic connection (1979):




Johan Timman - Trip Into the Body (1981):

Old 18th April 2012
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This guy wrote music for planetariums back in the 70s/80s







Old 16th February 2019
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Bumping this old thread - having recently discovered the Space Disco genre I’ve found many gems here ( though some of the links need a refresh ).
Old 14th August 2019
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Wrote this track 8 months ago as a nod to the late 70's space disco thing.

https://soundcloud.com/dzod/spacefunksters
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