Saturday, 15 September 2012

A look around Vangelis' studio

I've recently discovered a lovely website detailing the London studio that greek producer Vangelis had when he was writing the soundtrack to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner amongst other films and works, composed of photos of the studio and a compelling narrative all tied together into a flash microsite.

As a big fan of Vangelis' score for Blade Runner (I once listened to it roughly every couple of days in the mornings when I used to commute on the train to London from Croydon) I was curious to see how Vangelis was able to produce such a masterpiece and was impressed with his setup. If the collection of synthesisers was expensive then, no doubt it remains so given the ridiculous prices of some of these machines - especially the Yamaha CS 80 for doing the fat strings heard all over the album.

Well worth a look for any synthesiser geek, music lover, Blade Runner fan and more.

Picture is from Nemo Studios, I hope they don't mind me using it during this plug!

Nemo Studios:

For the Blade Runner article in particular: