You know what I love? Synthesizers!
When did that happen you ask me?
Well, it started in my teenage years when I explored and discovered a lot of types of music. The thing I started to like was to experiment, to find new stuff. I was lucky to have a good friend who listened to music that was not being played on the radio. Prior to my teenage years most of the music I was exposed to was what the radio fed me. Sure, some times I did find a bit of different tunes on MTV (Which was way better in the early years) and the Swedish equivalent with ZTV. And radio did of course give me old classics and stuff. But the library became pretty predictable after a week of repetition so that didn’t really keep me interested.
From my friend I found a bunch of metal, rock, punk and so on. But most importantly, the curiosity to find new stuff.
Because of this I became interested in what my sister was listening to, and boy am I happy that I wanted to do that. Me, my brother and my sister weren’t really fighting that much, we actually spent time together and liked each other. I don’t think my sister really thought about it at the time, but she really did influence me (and my music taste) in good ways. She introduced me to Welle:Erdball, Wolfsheim, Covenant and other pretty intense synth music. This led me into Kraftwerk and other similar bands. But what I mostly stuck with was Welle:Erdball (BTW, I think she introduced me to Infected Mushroom! One of my absolute favorites but in another genre). I think that I stuck with Welle because the tunes are still very melodical whereas Kraftwerk is more industrial and exploratory (Although I do like me some industrial stuff).
I haven’t been listening to Welle:Erdball continuously all these years of course. But recently some synth music has seen a resurgence in my library due to the revelation that a close friends is interested in synth music. This got me to dig up some old tunes, and they do still work for me!
So here you go, two of my favorite tunes: