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Steve on Keys: I Just Can’t get Enough (of those synths)

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I play bass in bands and have done for over 23 years, but my first love, musically speaking was electronic music.

If it was Germanic and shaped like an orange, I loved it and couldn’t get enough of it. Only one person in my life shared my love of this music however, and eventually I was drawn more towards the community aspect of playing in a band and sharing music that my wider group of friends and I had in common.

In the end though I realised there’s nothing wrong with being a hermit and shutting yourself away in a dark room with synthesizers (or these days their virtual equivalent) for days on end. Nothing wrong with that at all. Nothing.

A few years ago a bass student and friend of mine played me some more contemporary electronica and in that music I heard the same kind of sounds I’d heard as a kid… my interest was back. So yes, some kind of nostalgic hermit was born in me but it’s all fine. It’s all absolutely fine.

I love being around and working with the technology but I love the sound and the feeling that you can create with these instruments.

As the old saying goes; ‘have bass, will travel… have synths, will stay at home.’

Here’s a playlist of ideas I had fun with recently.

Please comment below and let me know what you think!

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