Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!
You always know that when I put up a picture of Vangelis or Tomita or Wendy Carlos gear, I consider it something of a cop-out, but I had a really busy week, and was unable to do my normal Thursday afternoon search. (Read: no one sent me a link this week!) On top of working on Discord 2, our label had a release, and I'm doing ads for the UK music magazines.
So, I head to my "gimmees" folder and pull out another old standby. Pictured above is part of the absolutely ludicrous synth collection of Vince Clarke. I, like everyone that spent their teens in the 80s, was a fan of Depeche Mode and Yazoo. I always found Erasure to just be a little bit too gay for my taste. (Nothing against music that tends gay, of course. I'm secure enough in my masculinity to think that Oscar G. & Ralph Falcon's "Dark Beat" is a pretty thick track.)
Anyways, I don't even know what to call half that shit, and I'm pretty well-versed in matters analog. Some better pics of the studio here, including Vince & Andy. And, of course, the most famousest of all the pictures of the Dome can be seen here, from a late-80s issue of Keyboard.
Interestingly enough, with all that shit, Erasure has gone pretty much all soft-synth (Oh, the tragedy! The shame!) according to the Ask Erasure page on their site. Well, Vince, if you're looking for somewhere to store all that gear, I would be glad to offer my studio...