ITT: post your favourite synth/electronic keyboard porn
I heard this debut on dronezone. It's got nothing but analog synths. Sounds incredible. Not sure what some of Roach's more well known works are but I think he still uses analog synths on all of them.
Yes. Sorry for using the crude colloquialism for generically enjoyable things. It's the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear great keyboards.
Another by Hancock. Of course, the rest of the Mwandishi and Headhunter trilogies are also good, but the synth/keyboard work hits their stride on Sextant and Thrust respectively.
Mr. Hands is another keyboard gem, and Hancock plays with Mwandishi and Headhunter alumni on Eddie Henderson- Realization & Inside Out, and Headhunters- Survival of the fittest. His keyboard playing and synth work are top notch on all of them.
I'm not sure how prominently actual synths and keyboards feature on this album, but I need to mention Robert Rich if you like Steve Roach.
Just electronic keyboards, but another great Larry Young album. Even more difficult than Lawrence of Newark.
Another Miles Davis album. Just electronic piano, but the Fender Rhodes still sounds phenomenal to this day. Larry Young, Chic Corea, and Joe Zawinul all play on this album, with one playing in each ear for most of it. The onslaught of melodies these guys bust out is amazing. I don't think there's a single sound the Rhodes can produce, a single hypnotizing melody it can play, or one cool stereo effect two players can create that's not featured on this album.
Also, Hancock plays on Complete Bitches Brew Sessions.
Probably my favourite Tangerine Dream album, not as cheesy as some of their other stuff. Dark drone type thing.