You probably are already aware of the excellent Bright Sparks Documentary - a labour of love documentary from the folks over at GForce Software that released in conjunction with I Monster back in 2015. In two parts: A Side covered the groundbreaking and pioneering work of Robert Moog, Don Buchla Alan R Perlman and Harry Chamberlin.
B Side covers The Bradley Brothers (Mellotronics), Peter Zinovieff (EMS) Adrian Wagner (EDP) and Ken Freeman (Freeman String Symphonizer)
Today they released a new episode/chapter devoted to the work of Tom Oberhiem.
TOM IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC HISTORY, AND GIVEN THE INSTRUMENTAL VERSION OF I MONSTER'S BRIGHT SPEAKS ALBUM FEATURES A BONUS TRACK DEDICATED TO HIM, HIS LACK OF INCLUSION IN THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY ALWAYS FELT LIKE A MAJOR OMISSION. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED BRIGHT SPARKS TO BE AN EVER-EVOLVING PROJECT, SO I'M THRILLED TO DOCUMENT HIS FASCINATING STORY WITH A DEDICATED CHAPTER.
Dave Spiers, Bright Sparks producer and co-founder of GForce Software Ltd.
Whats more, its free to view on Youtube and a jolly good watch. There's some interesting details about the whole Oberheim trademark wrangles.
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