One Way Traffic (Blue TB7 Series)


LP version. Who do you go to for your very first session when you have just been gifted your very own top-flight "Stradivarius of synth-based studios"? enter The Grid... Mr David Ball: One-man band of pioneering electro-pop distorters Soft Cell, part-time Psychic TV personality, film soundtrack composer, and all-around synth aficionado; and Richard Norris: eclectic beat-meister and ambient DJ, record producer, committed psychedelicist from Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve. The 1990s saw worldwide commercial success as The Grid scored ten UK chart hits. In 1996 The Grid went on a holiday and they didn't return till 2005. In the initial week of The Moog Sound-Lab in early 2015 as the studio was literally put together around them; absolutely delighted grins swept their faces as each Moog unit was added to the lab. Dave and Richard created this benchmark album of deluxe 'tronic trax that showcased their prairie-wide knowledge of electronica and their ocean deep skills as both technicians and original soundscapers -- Kraftwerk-ian werk-outs, space noise jams, and slinky grooves with subtle pop-tones.

Moog Recordings Library is new record label established specifically to release limited editions of recorded works, sessions, concerts, and audio experiments utilizing The Moog Sound Lab UK (Est. 2015). Moog Recordings Library announces its launch with three separate releases, from The Grid, Mika Vainio (RDM 109CD/LP), and Hieroglyphic Being (RDM 121CD/LP). Each of the three releases is an album length session recorded with The Moog Sound Lab UK, an open loan studio from Moog Music Inc (USA) designed to encourage the making of new electronic works and to welcome UK based artistic and public access with the aim to broaden experimentation and practical hands-on knowledge with high spec analogue and digital electronic instruments. The portable studio was specially designed by Moog Inc and is centered around one of their rarest instruments, the 2014 limited edition reissue of their legendary 1960s System 55 analog synthesizer system -- the Stradivarius of modular synths. Originally established in 2015 to mark the 10th anniversary of Dr Robert Moog's passing, the Moog Sound Lab UK was first seen publicly at the Barbican Arts Centre's three-day "Moog Concordance Vol 1" event -- a celebration of Bob Moog's contribution to contemporary music.