Monday, August 16, 2010
THE EML ELECTROCOMP 101
This was EML's most popular synth, with 1000 made between 1972-82. The 101 is a duophonic, semi-modular keyboard synth with inputs/outputs for each module, and continuously variable waveform control for each VCO (how can you not love those knobs!). This is the suitcase synth made famous by Allen Ravenstine of Pere Ubu, whose wonderfully expressive noise bursts, sonic squiggles, and aural textures first turned me on to the possibilities of sound. Listen to THE MODERN DANCE, DUB HOUSING, and NEW PICNIC TIME for the sounds of pop architecture crumbling into poetry.