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 TD interview '77 - classic Synapse magazine

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:06 pm    TD interview '77 - classic Synapse magazine Reply with quoteBack to top

Quite recently, American sythesist an (former?) music journalist Doug Lynner created a page on Facebook, dedicated to Synapse, an (apparently) classic magazine on electronic music from the 70s.


He's sharing stories about the magazine there, but also shares scans of the original issues, which are hosted on this homepage:


Both the discussions and shared memories on the FB group as well as the old articles and interviews are usually very interesting and entertaining (provided one takes interest in the topic).

Just today, for example, Doug shared an interview with Tangerine Dream, and told this story about how it came about:

"To introduce this Tangerine Dream Interview, let me tell you an editor's tale:
The adage that everyone is a critic is certainly true. No one likes to be criticized but we all do it.

The Synapse offices were set far back from the street so we seldom received unanticipated knocks on our door. But one day we did and when I opened it a very severe looking man with long hair stood there and announced immediately, "I am Chris Franke from Tangerine Dream. I want know why you don't like our music!"

At that moment, as I invited Chris in, I was just glad that that I hadn't written the review he was referring to personally.
We had a cordial talk and decided that the best thing for everyone would be to conduct an interview with the group. This is the result.

Conducted in Hollywood at the time of their concert at the Santa Monica Civic Center, we were very happy to have them in our pages and introduce them more fully to their growing audience in the US."

Here's the direct link to the interview:




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:57 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Very interesting reading. Thanks!
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