S/D: albums that feature the VCS3 synthesizer

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Sand - Golem and the other LPs
Quiet Sun - S/T
Eno on the early Roxy Music albums and possibly some of the early solo records?

what am I missing? I love the sound of this thing, help me find other examples. I'm sure I'm overlooking some obvious ones.

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 18:59 (two months ago) link

Dark Side of the Moon

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:01 (two months ago) link

Millions Now Living Will Never Die - Tortoise

MaresNest, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:02 (two months ago) link

First five or six Tangerine Dream albums - apart from the first one.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:03 (two months ago) link

Oxygene - Jean Michel Jarre

MaresNest, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:03 (two months ago) link

no wonder I like all those records! thanks y'all

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:03 (two months ago) link

contemporary act using vintage synths as tribute:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/821910-Wizard-Prison

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:04 (two months ago) link

No Pussyfooting has VCS3 it on loads

MaresNest, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:05 (two months ago) link

xxp thanks for the link

ohhhh right the Baba O'Riley intro!

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:05 (two months ago) link

Heldon

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:05 (two months ago) link

It is the Silver Machine.

<3 <3 <3

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:06 (two months ago) link

sonic boom has one iirc

the late great, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:13 (two months ago) link

whaat

Derek Bailey
Solo Guitar (1971)

Derek Bailey plays VCS3 on a few tracks.

so are there any "destroy" entries in that RYM list or is the presence of this instrument pretty much a guarantee of quality?

also, that Tonto's Exploding Head Band record is so good, I thought it was only Moog but I guess not

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:14 (two months ago) link

jeez it's on the Third Ear Band's Macbeth OST!

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:14 (two months ago) link

really wanna hear Franco Battiato's 'Pollution' now:

- Franco Battiato / vocals, synthesizers VCS3
- Ruby Cacciapaglia / piano, synthesizers VCS3 and VCS2
- Gianfranco D’Adda / drums,
- Mario Ellepi / guitars, synthesizers VCS3, vocals
- Gianni Mocchetti / bass, synthesizers VCS2, vocals

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:16 (two months ago) link

You definitely must hear that album.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:19 (two months ago) link

whaat


iirc, it’s only on one track (“The Squirrel And The Rickety-Rackety Bridge”) and it’s not particularly great...or at least, for me, it didn’t live up to what I imagined Derek Bailey playing a VCS3 would be.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 10 May 2019 21:12 (two months ago) link

sleeve are you into Sensations’ Fix? Cold Nose by Franco Falsini (on that RYM list) is really nice.

brimstead, Friday, 10 May 2019 21:27 (two months ago) link

never heard of it! thanks!

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Friday, 10 May 2019 21:29 (two months ago) link

got a copy of that Cold Nose LP (the reissue on Spectrum Spools) and it sounds great. opinions seem to vary on whether it actually has any VCS3 though. I don't have trained enough ears to hear it, if it's there, I can't tell on first listen.

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:39 (one month ago) link

The three albums Ben Hillier did with Depeche Mode - Playing the Angel, Sounds of the Universe and Delta Machine - all have VCS3 all over them. Hillier has gone on record as saying it was the most used synth on those albums.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:57 (one month ago) link

surely this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rKB3FxTlEI

fits, Thursday, 23 May 2019 18:47 (one month ago) link

okay i see "pôle" was on the rym list, apologies

just now re-listening to the znr record, so good.

haven't heard "pollution" so i have it on deck, thanks !

budo jeru, Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:14 (one month ago) link

this is helpful

Exploring Synthesizer [VCS 3]

https://www.discogs.com/search/?limit=250&q=Synthesizer+%5BVCS+3%5D+&type=all&page=1

budo jeru, Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:16 (one month ago) link

no worries re: duplication with RYM list, links here as good too as "seconded" type recommendations

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:17 (one month ago) link

ahhh that Discogs list is cool too, thanks! xp

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:18 (one month ago) link

Led Zeppelin IV

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:20 (one month ago) link

Millions Now Living Will Never Die - Tortoise

― MaresNest, Friday, May 10, 2019 12:02 PM (one week ago)

pretty much any John McEntire production has the Putney involved iirc.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:27 (one month ago) link

What David Vorhaus is doing with the joystick at 2:30 in this clip is very 'Didgeridoo'. Worth watching from the start for cool step sequencer action leading up to the squelch solo

https://youtu.be/XH3aYVbILP4

Armand Frippanino (Noel Emits), Thursday, 23 May 2019 19:59 (one month ago) link

Kraftwerk's Ralf und Florian (Synthi A, to be precise)

Vast Halo, Thursday, 23 May 2019 20:30 (one month ago) link


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