|I Monster — Bright Sparks (February 26, 2016)|
I Monster — Bright Sparks (February 26, 2016) • Bright Sparks is an Album by I Monster and Documentary (over 2 hours) produced by Dave Spiers and is available to purchase and download via our WEBSHOP
• The two hour documentary profiles eight companies with interviews and commentary from; I Monster, Herb Deutsch, Michelle Moog–Koussa, Alan R Pearlman, Dennis P Colin, Peter Zinovieff, Ken Freeman, John Bradley, Fred Gardner, Alessandro Cortini, Daniel Miller, Will Gregory, Adrian Utley, Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Billy Currie, Chris Cross and Dave Spiers.
• I Monster was born in 1998. The gentlemen responsible are Dean Honer and Jarrod Gosling. They specialise in a sort of left field psychedelic, new wave, electronic pop, sort of. Up to now the band have released three albums. Notable feathers in their caps are hit ‘Daydream In Blue’ and ‘The Blue Wrath (theme from ‘Shaun Of The Dead’). Their music is used in countless TV shows across the world.
Location: Sheffield, England, UK
Style: Trip Hop/Cinematic Electronic
Album release: February 26, 2016
Record Label: Twins Of Evil
01 The fantastic tale of Dr. MOOG and the birth of the shimmering beast 5:19
02 The uncertain contents of the BUCHLA box 6:01
03 Alan R Pearlman and the ARPiological exploration of the cosmos 6:17
04 The ballad of Harry CHAMBERLIN and the surreptitious window cleaner 4:56
05 The Bradley Brothers realise the transmutation of the Chamberlin to the MELLOTRON 4:37
06 London 1969 — The Wizards of Putney deny accusations of unholy enchantment at the Electronic Music Studios (EMS) 5:13
07 Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) — The dirt in the ointment 3:50
08 The further adventures of K. FREEMAN and his incredible machine of a thousand strings. 5:08
• All tracks written, performed and produced by I Monster, with additional writing by Peter Rophone on ‘Buchla’, Tara Busch on ‘Mellotron’ and John Foxx on ‘Electronic Dream Plant’.
• Recorded at The Bowling Green and Pig View studios in Sheffield, England.
• Stewart Lee’s narrations recorded by Mark Restuccia at West Digital, London.
• Moog Modular IIIC, Moog 12 Stage Phaser, ARP 2500 and Buchla 100 recorded with Benge at Memetune Studios, London.
• Mastered by Noel Summerville at 3345 Mastering, London.
• Artwork by Varrod Goblink. Synth photography by Ian Legge.
• All instruments played by I Monster with the following additional performers:
• The fantastic tale of Dr. MOOG and the birth of the shimmering beast.
•• Vocals: Philip Loutsis
•• Backing vocal: Philly Smith
• The uncertain contents of the BUCHLA box.
•• Vocals: Peter Rophone and Tiana Krahn
•• Guitar: Peter Rophone
•• Drums: Ross Orton
• Alan R. Pearlman and the ARPiological exploration of the cosmos.
•• Arp Odyssey burps and farts: Dave Spiers
• The ballad of Harry CHAMBERLIN and the surreptitious window cleaner.
•• Vocals: Don Himlin and Evelyn Himlin
• The Bradley Brothers realise the transmutation of the Chamberlin to the MELLOTRON.
•• Vocals: Tara Busch
•• Additional acoustic guitar: Kevin Pearce
• London, 1969 — The Wizards of Putney deny accusations of unholy enchantment at the Electronic Music Studios (EDP).
•• Vocals: Philly Smith
•• Dialogue: Peter Zinovieff
• Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) — the dirt in the ointment.
•• Vocals: John Foxx
• The further adventures of K. FREEMAN and his incredible machine of a thousand strings.
•• Vocals: Peter Rophone
•• Freeman String Symphoniser: Gordon Reid
• Narrations: Tara Busch (Tracks 1 to 4) and Stewart Lee (Tracks 5 to 8)
• “An engrossing and fascinating documentary that pays tribute to the modest but amazing innovators who changed the face of electronic music.” — Vince Clarke
• “Electronic Music has been around for long enough to deserve its own historians and archaeologists. Dave Spiers is right at the top of the list: this loving and exhaustive study sets a new standard in instrument research, unravelling the tangled webs that lead to innovations.” — Brian Eno
• “A fascinating look into the minds of the people who create the instruments that inspire me every day.” — Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers)
• “Embellished with mouth–watering images and an effervescent soundtrack, Bright Sparks delivers fascinating on–camera chats with pioneers behind various vintage synthesizers and electronic instruments. It reveals much I previously didn’t know.” — Mark Vail (Author of Vintage Synthesizers, The Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B, and The Synthesizer)
• “This is pure Heaven for synth–geeks like me! The sections on the backstage stories of the British synth companies were especially illuminating and have rarely if ever been covered before. Must–viewing for hardcore electronic music fans!” — Eric Persing (Spectrasonics)
• “A fine historical document for machines that made history and more importantly, the men who invented them.” — Paul Hartnol (Orbital)
• “This documentary shows not only that the geeks will inherit the earth, they’ll also provide the tools for an excellent new soundtrack. As Underworld’s Rick Smith states in the film, ‘Good things come out of a good heart that’s obsessed.’ Here’s the proof.” — Richard Norris (The Grid, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve)
• “A brilliant documentary of what could be seen as one of the most important times in our instrument history.” — Andy Jones (Senior Editor MusicTech Magazine)
• “Bright Sparks is an audio–visual time–capsule which documents the development of the Electronic Synthesiser. By highlighting some of the most important inventions from this vast area of study, it succeeds in its purpose with great style, humour, and a meticulous attention to detail, both historical and technical. A unique resource presenting a project of immense value and historic resonance, not only for the technologically–minded musical community, but for anyone interested in how the Future of Music got started.” — Bruce Woolley (Grace Jones, Radio Science Orchestra)
•• These Are Our Children (1998)
•• Neveroddoreven (2003)
•• A Dense Swarm of Ancient Stars (2009)
•• Bright Sparks (2016)
•• Rare (2012)
•• Remixed (2012)
•• Swarf (2013)
|I Monster — Bright Sparks (February 26, 2016)|