Thursday, March 14, 2013

Walter Carlos - The Well-Tempered Synthesizer

The Well-Tempered Synthesizer is Walter Carlos' sophomore album, and a slight departure from the Switched On Bach formula. Carlos only switches on a single Bach piece on this album. The rest is Monteverdi, Handel, and Scarlatti. Carlos proves once again that the Moog is perfectly suited to the performance of Baroque pieces.

If you think you know "Water Music," wait until you've heard it performed by Walter Carlos. As with everything he/she does, the performances are impeccable and the voicing is imaginative; breathing new life into some very old music. If you've heard SOB and SOBII, it's time to move on to The Well-Tempered Synthesizer and find out just what Walter Carlos and his/her trusty Moog can do.

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