I grew up listening to lots of Talk Talk. And I realize that there's a lot of unusual synth stuff going on in their songs. Anyone familiar with the synths they used, patches, etc?
Here's an example:
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madtheory wrote:Simmons drums, two layered Roland JP8, and heavily processed Mellotron (the flute through a VCF/ envelope follower of some kind.
A good way to figure out the instrumentation is to get the extended mixes where parts get exposed. The "Asides and Besides" compilation has every mix a sane person would ever want.
Top class production, amazing band, evolving from pop to inventing the post rock genre and on to jazz/ classical innovation. The Mark Hollis and O'Rang records are great. Also check out their engineers auto-biography "Are we still rolling?" - Phil Browne.
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