The cool life and cool gear of Gil Mellé

FMass writes: "Last night I was watching The Andromeda Strain, this seminal sci-fi movie from 1971. I was amazed by the soundtrack and this morning I went to check Gil Melle's website. I found this collection of home built instruments that I have to share with you right away!" Above, left to right: 'Electar 3', 'Wireless Synth', 'Tome VI', 'White Noise'. Gil was born in 1931 and got into the jazz and art scenes when he was a teenager: "When synthesizers were not available commercially, Mellé built them from scratch, and played... with the world's first all-electronic jazz group, 'Gil Mellé and the Electronauts.'" If you want to buy the 'Andromeda Strain' soundtrack on vinyl, it's a bit expensive (that's eBay item #2568002811).


Comments:
first let me thank you from the bottom of my Keyboard for your Blog :)
Listening atm to that beautiful 8 mn " Always Midnight Somewhere" on Mellé's & I discovered a wonderful composer. His music is so modern & sophisticated. I learnd something today (as most of the time i connect to your blog)
Bravo from France °/~
PS: please don't forhet my check ;p
 
That's some interesting "Old Tech"... hehe

I bet there's tons of stuff out there that we have never seen or even heard of...
 
i have managed to find a CD of the soundtrack in the USofA. i bought it but am not so sure about the quality and pedigree of the online shop! will let you know.
 
I always thought the music in the Andromeda Strain was killer. I even taped it onto a cassette and used it as sample fodder.
 
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