Twenty Vintage Synths On One CD
By James Grahame
Twenty Systems is a clever CD + Book compilation that showcases 20 different synthesizers, one from each year between 1968-1988. The CD of original compositions by Ben Edwards (Benge) is accompanied by a full color 60 page book filled with photos and diagrams of the equipment, along with a history of synthesis during the period.
This is a clever way to get a feel for the personality of each machine, since the tracks are recorded using nothing but the pure output of each instrument with no additional processing, sequencing or effects. Available for £14.99 from Smallfish Records.