Electric Moog Orchestra "Music from Close Encounters" LP (1977)
Electric Moog Orchestra "Music from Close Encounters" LP (1977)
Electric Moog Orchestra "Music from Close Encounters" LP (1977)
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Electric Moog Orchestra "Music from Close Encounters" LP (1977)

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Details: Electric Moog Orchestra, "Music from Close Encounters of the Third Kind" LP (Musicor Records, 1977). Spooky synth-moog psychedelic freakouts inspired by the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind performed by Brazilian composer Nelson Ned. Wild moog & synth sounds, abound! Slight warping with record that is noticeable, and surface scuffs/imperfections apparent. Record plays through on both sides, warp is of course more pronounced toward end of LP play. Cover has ring wear, shelf wear and corner bending. Still, a fantastically weird album.

Description: "Almost as soon as it started, the Moog music fad was over. A few groups continued to try to sell “pure” Moog music to the public into the late 1970s (such as the Electric Moog Orchestra, which released Moog-based covers of the soundtracks to Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind in the late 1970s), but they thinned rapidly and eventually disappeared.

But the use of the synthesizer was moving in new directions by this time. For one thing, the Moog was not the only synthesizer available. The ARP and other, lesser-known makers offered a wider variety of choices to musicians by the early 1970s. Further, musicians were breaking away from the “pure” Moog sound and incorporating the device into recordings and performances that featured conventional instruments and human voices. Probably the best-known performer in this vein was Keith Emerson of the group Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. Their first album, released in 1970, featured Emerson pounding out a dramatic keyboard solo on the hit song “Lucky Man.” Emerson and others would move popular synthesizer music in a new direction. While experimental, classical, and novelty recordings featuring the Moog and other types of synthesizers would continue to be made, after the early 1970s the electronic synthesizer would find a permanent place in popular music and rock and roll." - Engineering and Technology History wiki

Grade: VG (Cover/Record)


A1. Main Title and Mountain Visions
A2. Nocturnal Pursuit
A3. The Abduction Of Barry
A4. The Arrival of Sky Harbor
A5. Galactic Force


B1. The Conversation
B2. The Appearance of The Visitors
B3. Resolution and End Title
B4. Space Symphony