Bley-Peacock Synthesizer Show – A Loss of Consciousness (1971)

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Hearing this album and 1972′s I’m the One, David Bowie asked Annette Peacock to play on Aladdin Sane. She declined (though DB’s management company MainMan did have her on the payroll for a while), opting to join the staff at Juilliard instead. Her influence can be heard on Bowie and Eno’s later Berlin experiments. Peacock and Paul Bley got their hands on one of the first-ever Moog synthesizers, conniving an early machine right out of Robert Moog’s home in the late 1960s. Bley says: “Bob Moog was only too happy to put his instrument through the test of an authentic improvising musician, to see what it could do and what it couldn’t do.” Peacock adds: “We went up there and Paul did the rap and I just stood around looking charming and lovely… and we drove away that night with a synthesizer.” [Source]

[Inspired by Mark Stewart – dedicated to Peter Solak]

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