MATRIXSYNTH: Simon & Garfunkel Save the Life of My Child featuring the Vintage Moog Modular System

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Simon & Garfunkel Save the Life of My Child featuring the Vintage Moog Modular System


Published on Feb 27, 2010

"The album begins softly, but takes a heavier turn with the second track, 'Save the Life of My Child,' which uses the sounds of a distorted synthesizer and is a noted departure from the softer sound that was the signature of the duo. 'Save the Life of My Child' also features a sample from their single 'The Sounds of Silence' ... which starts with a bass sound personally set up by Bob Moog himself."

And via Art Garfunkel's website:

"Robert Moog had invented the synthesiser, and was having courses, in New York, for those who wanted to learn about this. And we would go to these classes to learn about this instrument. And we arranged to bring the whole thing into the studio, it’s an enormous contraption. We didn’t know how to use it. We knew it could make these wonderful saw-tooth buzzy sounds. It could do so many different things, but we said let’s use it as a bass instrument, let it be a pretend electric bass, a synthesised bass, and we tried to exploit the buzzy sound of the low end. So, that’s the first time that had ever been used."

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