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Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Dan LB » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:58 pm

Nice doc. by Alex Ball on the history of the Roland Corporation: https://youtu.be/JcbpRMZIQ8g
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:07 pm

Lovely - watching now and very much enjoying it. Thank you for the link :thumbup:
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Chevytraveller » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:35 am

really nice histrionic that..

well researched and nice to hear the Roland history without all the hype folk-law that usually accompanies the Roland story

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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Folderol » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:09 am

Amazing how much of that I never even knew about!
And I was quite unaware of the connection with BOSS
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Folderol » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:07 am

Back after a long and enjoyable watch and listen. I noticed the closing credits include Paul Gilby and SOS :bouncy:
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby desmond » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:18 am

Alex also did a history of Sequential video which is also worth checking out, especially if you haven't read the book...
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:27 am

Folderol wrote:I noticed the closing credits include Paul Gilby and SOS :bouncy:

Paul AND Ian Gilby -- the co-founders of SOS. :D

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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:18 pm

Very entertaining content - thanks for the link Dan LB! :thumbup:


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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:22 pm

Great vid!

Slightly worrying, when products from my youth (that I still dream of owning 'when I grow up') are described with a 'historical' perspective :?
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Dan LB » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:12 pm

Jumpeyspyder wrote:Great vid!

Slightly worrying, when products from my youth (that I still dream of owning 'when I grow up') are described with a 'historical' perspective :?

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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby BillB » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:02 am

Thoroughly enjoyed it and was familiar with much of its content, but one thing I had never come across before was "Charanjit Singh - Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat" (52:14). Completely astounding "Acid house" on TR-808, TB-303 and a Jupiter 8, in 1982! It's not my favourite genre of music (Acid) but in the history of synth music, this is simply fabulous.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN8M2irJVJA
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby Ben Asaro » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:53 pm

That was stellar! Thanks for the link!
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Re: Land of the Rising Sound - Roland Documentary

Postby MarkOne » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:48 am

Thanks for the link!

I thoroughly enjoyed that...

Other than the frequent 'Oh yeah, that's another synth I really wanted and never got'
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