CD released: May 28, 2007
COUNTRY MOOG / NASHVILLE GOLD - TRYTHALL GIL
The Omni Recording Corporation is proud to launch a new series, "The Moog Masterpieces", Quality music from the golden era of exploratory synthesis! The astounding "Country Moog/Nashville Gold" is the first in this on-going series, what on earth will be next? Ever wondered what would have happened if Hillbillies and Hayseeds put down their fiddles and banjos and got their hands on some Space-Age technology? Wonder no more, In 1971 academic and experimental music composer Gil Trythall was commissioned by Athena Records and Studio boss Rick Powell to record a Switched On Bach for "country folk", Trythall dutifully ran country and bluegrass standards, and the hits of the day, through the valves and circuits of a battery of Moog synthesizers and related hardware, The resulting 1972 album, Country Moog (Switched On Nashville) is certainly unlike anything ever heard before (or since, for that matter), Equal parts virtuosic musicianship, bizarre musiqueconcrete effects and just plain enter taining, the original album was popular enough to spawn a sequel, 1973's Nashville Gold (Switched On Moog), Cited by Bob Moog as one of his favourite "Moog" recordings, both albums are included here for their first appearance on CD with a number of rare or previously unreleased tracks, exclusive liner notes, historical photos and recollections from Gil Trythall himself! Hillbillies in space!!! Country and Bluegrass hits as played on the Moog Synthesizer in 1972!! Rare and previously unreleased tracks! First time on CD! Deluxe collectors 16 page full colour package featuring exclusive liner notes, historical photos and recollections from Gil Trythall himself! All tracks are remastered 2007 from the original master tapes! Compiled and curated by noted musician (Snog, Soma, Black Lung) and film composer, David Thrussell.