Hollywood In The 80s

by Kevin Lamb & Peter Stone

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Hollywood 07:05
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Sad Song 04:50

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This album is really more of a tribute to the late Kevin Lamb whom I learned passed away somewhat unexpectedly so many in 2019. Kevin had just finished creating yet more amazing sounds for yet another synth, this time the MOOG ONE and has an incredible history as a sound designer for many other synths.

Taken from the Moogfoundation page:

"Kevin Lamb has worked as a sound designer for Dave Smith Instruments and as a keyboardist, synthesizer programmer, keyboard tech and engineer for a number of notable international acts such as the Temptations , Chad Hugo (Neptunes), Guitar Legends, BBC, John Wetton, Phil Manzanera, Tam White, Boz Burrell, Heitor Pereria, Steve Goodman, Simply Red, Thompson Twins, Icehouse, Vitamin Z, Take 6, The End, The Doors, Al Jarreau, Device, Tavares and the Four Tops. He is an Ivor Novello nominated composer for UK/European television. Kevin also creates sounds for synthesizer manufacturers and libraries, including Moog, Arturia, and Native Instruments. He is the designer of v4 firmware for C-Thru-Music’s AxiS-64 MIDI controller."

I had the unique opportunity to meet Kevin when I was just getting into writing electronic music myself or wanted to. It would be another year or two before I would buy my first Atari ST setup because I ended up getting dropped into Kevin's world where he ended up being the owner of a PPG 2.3, EVU, Waveterm-A, PRK, 3 modular suitcases MOOGs and a cat named Stinks all in a Hollywood studio apartment right off Hollywood blvd. I would end up practically living there for months absorbing his teaching on the PPG system and meeting quite a few people along the way as well as experiencing a few crazy things here and there.

From going with Kevin to audition as a live player for Thomas Dolby, to walking into his apartment to find Bobby Brown asleep on his couch, Stinks sitting on his chest staring at his face, mesmerized for hours. (We just couldn't bring ourselves to move him).

During that time we didn't work together, we gelled together to create what you're hearing here. We finished each other's sentences and never got on each other's nerves. Strange but true - it just was. I miss those times. Crazy discussions - crazy music sessions. No studio setting - just that Hollywood apartment in the 80s.

RIP Kevin

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released August 18, 2021

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My Other Projects: XE:NON and Diode Fetish.
Past Projects: MTV’s Aeon Flux; Various scores for movies/video games

Clubs: House Of Usher (SF), The Black Lodge (SF) plus countless others.

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