In a gift to synthesizer lovers everywhere, the comiticians of Adult Swim have produced an extended retro electronica opus imagining an alternate-universe battle of the bands between Wendy Carlos, Vangelis, and Giorgio Moroder.
Basically, all your Halloween costumes are sorted for you and your friends – and it’s only May.
This could have gone badly wrong (well, and the transgender jokes about Carlos seem unnecessary and in poor taste) – but the sketch saves itself with some clever wordplay, nice gear-spotting, and spot-on musical parodies of the three styles (even down to some Wendy Carlos tritones). It’s not quite Synthesizer Patel, but it will get us through Wednesday.
Things likely to become memes among CDM parts – use this as your vocabulary guide or, if you like, drinking game (no spoilers, don’t worry):
Dangerous low-end territory
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find some obscure astronomical happenstance and be sure to stage your own synthtest among your electronitribe of MIDIographers. Send us footage – on VHS, natch.