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twenty systems


deluxe cd & book

Released: 19th Jun 2013


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20 tracks made on 20 synthesisers spanning 20 years, from the first commercially available systems in the late 1960s to the introduction of fully digital systems in the late 1980s.

'twenty systems’ is benge's acclaimed concept album, first released in 2008. his tenth solo album, this ambitious project combines a cd of music with a hardbound book containing photos & diagrams of the electronic instruments used, along with a detailed history documenting the development of synthesisers between 1968 & 1988. although not intended to be a comprehensive history of synthesisers, it offers an insight into the character of each instrument, & on a more general level the evolving sound of synthesis over the years. each track is the pure sound of an individual instrument, with no additional processing, sequencing or effects applied to any of the recordings.

twenty systems