Wednesday, November 19, 2008

old: Giorgio Moroder

"Surrounded and Confounded"

It's no secret that we are big fans of Giorgio Moroder. His lifelong commitment to pushing synthesizers on the world has lead to an extremely long, incredibly impressive curriculum vitae (Scarface soundtrack, Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", Top Gun soundtrack, his own "From Here to Eternity", and "Flashdance...What A Feeling", just to name a few). However, until recently we had no clue the dude also had an affinity for far-out psych rock. As evidenced by the first two tracks on 1972's Son of My Father, Moroder's got a thing for both San Fran and Mark Bolan, especially on "Automation", which could easily be a long lost T.Rex demo. While these are certainly choice cuts, they act more as a stepping stone to the arpeggiated, oscillations of his late 70's work with Donna Summer. If you are unfamiliar with it, do yourself a favor and pick up Donna Summer's On The Radio: Greatest Hits, which was mixed (exceptionally), and produced (mostly), by the Italian Knight in White Satin. Looking for a Moroder history lesson, peep the promo video below.

Giorgio Moroder- Son of My Father
Giorgio Moroder- Automation

Giorgio Moroder Promo Video

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